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What's Making Me Angry Right Now.

"Prairie Harvest" has powdery mildew.

"Candy Floss" dianthus won't open its buds.

Oriental poppies have yellowing leaves on the bottom (possibly normal) and one plant has a few black splotches on its leaves that might be botrytis. But it's been so dry!

Poppy anemones have been shriveling up in the heat. They only seem to be happy inside. They're Zone 7+, so what the hell?

The tree peonies have grown so big and top-heavy that we have to prop them up in ridiculous ways. I'm afraid that they're eventually going to snap and lose all that lovely new growth.

"Crested Moss" is being really pokey with the new growth.

I have to wait another year to see "Bartzella"'s yellow cartoon flowers.

Buddleia davidii "Miss Molly" died.

Our lawn looks like hell.

.........

What makes me happy right now:

"Julia Child" is growing back fast.

"Paula Fay" actually looks good this year.

Four first year flowers from "Buckeye Belle."

Three first year flowers from "Salmon Dream."

Two first year flowers from "Coral Sunset."

Two first year flowers from "First Arrival."

The clematis liked being pruned.

"Shogetsu" didn't die even though it split in half last October.

Our yellow lilac is doing really well.

"James Mason" is ready to take over the world.

Number One Thing To Be Happy About: NO MORE LA NINA!!!!!

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gothiclibrarian
Apr. 18th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Crested Moss aka Chapeau de Napoleon?

I suspect it's slow-growing...I planted a band last year that is poking along while the Mme. Hardy next to it grows inches every day, it seems.
leene_chan
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
That's the same rose! It's also called "Cristata," but I'm not sure which name is most common.

It seems to be very slow-growing. It's good to know that not all OGRs are as slow. I like to get the roses as gallons if I can, but there are some OGRs I've only been able to find at Northland Rosarium, which only sells bands.
gothiclibrarian
Apr. 19th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
BTW, I gave my roses Epsom Salts about a week ago and so far it's the only thing that's seemed to give Chapeau de Napoleon a shove to get a'growin'.

I think it must just be a slow one...all the other roses responded to the epsom in about 48 hours but even that took a bit longer.

:: shrugs ::
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