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old orange

good orange. and gold. this flower is in the parentage of a lot of other flowers. many of them here in my garden. and while i seem to have been paying some attention i want to pay a little more attention. the flower ? Highland Pinched Fingers…

seedling

i know the two flowers that went into this. neither one is skinny. so how did this end up here ? the genes will surprise me constantly. still this is a good day. the sky was blue. things are growing. it was warm. and the raspberry bed and the seedlings got fertilized today. and in a couple of days there will be time to donate platelets at the local blood organization. there are much worse ways to spend a few hours. both in the garden and donating. and the raspberry bed is coming back quite nicely. the rebuild replant is a success. a picture will be needed …

paths

in the garden it is possible to make new paths. three plants. Black Plush, Bark At Me, and a seedling from these two. the seedling’s name is Dark Counterpoint…

cream yellow

this one is called Luna. it is  39 inches 99 cm tall and has a 7.5 inch 19 cm bloom. it is supposed to rebloom. and i don’t think it has ever rebloomed here in my garden. still it might pass that on to its children…

red chevron

this one is called Chiricahua Warrior. it was introduced in 2001. it is a taller plant at 40 inches 102 cm and it has an 8 inch 20 cm bloom. i don’t know why i have been hiding this one…

yellow

spider skinny. and yellow. now to see has this pollen been put to work ? i will have to look for it in last year’s crop of seeds. and try it on some other plants this summer…