Freedom Lives

April 13, 2005


Well things are finally starting to bloom now that is has dried up.
One of the best thing about spring blooms is the really fragrant stuff that doesn't bloom at other times of the year.
One of these is the blub Freesia.
We planted several hundred of these a few years ago and most never came up.
These did and luckily I have to walk by them to get in and out of my house.

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March 06, 2005

African Daisy

We bought this yesterday put it (them actually since there are 2) in the ground today. Not quite a record but pretty good.
It also goes under the name Trailing African Daisy and the technical term is Osteospermum.
The light was pretty bad and doesn't really do them justice. They are bright white with blue centers and the underside of the petals are blue gray.

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Update: I thought it could look better so here is a close up.

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February 20, 2005

Climbing High Hopes

I didn't think I had any roses blooming until I went out to the backyard yesterday and saw a spot of pink about 9 or 10 feet over my inner back fence.
It lloks very good and it smells pretty god too.
I don't remember it ever blooming this early but everything in the yard is acting odd because of the ping pong temps and the excess ground water.
It is still too wet for me to mow, I only hope the mower still works when I can finally use it.

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February 16, 2005

First Azalea

Even in the extreme wet we have been having spring is in the air. As usual the Azalea's are one of the first and nicest of the things blooming in the garden.

I am not sure what kind this one is but it is a welcome sign of better things to come in the swamp I used to call a yard.

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February 06, 2005

New Fruit Trees

We bought some neew fruit trees last weekend and finally put them in the group yesterday. this picture is of the four of them that we got bare root.
I know they don't look like much but I have high hopes.

These are a Flavor King Pluot, Red Baron Peach, Gulf Ruby Plum and a Katy Apricot. The Red Baron replaces one that I had pictures of last year and is just stunning, at least it was until the deer killed it.

In addition we got a Mariposa Plum and a Sunflower Paw Paw.
Hopefully they will produce some nice pictures and maybe some fruit but probably not this year.

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