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Friday, April 18, 2003



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Monday, April 14, 2003


Landscape With Roses: Gardens, Walkways, Arbors, Containers

This book proves it is always a great idea to check out the New Book shelf at the library whenever you drop by. Landscape with Roses has some excellent ideas for using roses beyond the typical well tended beds. Roses can be used to hide the stumps of fallen or removed trees, trained to climb Apple trees, or planted in containers to decorate your tiny apartment balcony. The books also includes lots of information on different varieties of roses and where they might best fit in your garden.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Garden Blooms

Here are a few garden blooms from this month. Due to abundant rain (at least for Los Angeles) the roses are blooming extensively. Even the Amaryllis are exploding. I am always amazed at the size of the plants and blooms on these bulbs. They make a dramatic statement in the garden.

My time has been at a premium lately, so I missed getting pictures of the first "rose tide" of the pink Bewitched roses that line our driveway. Perhaps I can catch a photo during their second bloom in a few months. They always put on a good show and continue blooming almost all year long. When I give them their heavy pruning in January there are still blossoms.

If anyone can identify the vine with the purple-striped flowers, I would very much appreciate it. I haven't been able to definitely identify it with the books I have on hand. Perhaps one of you has seen it or has it in your garden.