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Good news.

"Prairie Harvest" is looking better today.

Our largest oriental poppy "Princess Victoria Louise" has a big hairy flowerbud growing from the base. Barring fungal infections and attacks by small mammals, we might actually see some perennial poppy blooms this year! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

The purple lilac hedge is getting ready to bloom. I should have known, because this morning my allergies were so bad that tears kept pouring out of my right eye while I was eating breakfast. We can't bring any cut flowers inside but roses because everything else we grow is poisonous to cats, and it's just as well. I am most allergic to peonies and fragrant lilacs. They give me a big time sore throat. It's a miracle that I don't have pet dander allergies!

But oh, the floral arrangements we could make in the height of peony season...

Kristen and I are also keeping our fingers crossed that our white Chinese Tree Peony "Green-on-White Jade Tower" might actually bloom with its proper crown shape this year, rather than the single flowers we've been seeing for the past few years. It grew two feet taller this spring, so I think it's happy!

I have other things to write about besides flowers. I wonder if I'll ever get to that?



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Apr. 19th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
My powdery mildew is clearing up...I'll attribute it to spraying with my homemade mix...even SdlM which was looking like a DOG has some improvement.
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