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August flowers


Rainfall has been above normal, so the flowers are going strong.
First, there is a weed that is very difficult to get rid of. Any piece of root left behind will grow, and it later develops purple berries that all seem to germinate.

Lurking around are the flying rats. Just a pigeon, but it is still a nuisance.

Unusually, the Tigridia vanhouttei had 3 flowers open at once on the same stem:

The Calostemma purpurea is coming up. This has flowers before the leaves appear.

Similar in form is the Agapanthus ‘Midnight Cascade’

Of course, the daylilies are loving all the extra rain and are responding with several flowers. A plain but frilly one is Diane Taylor x Golden Tentacles:

Several of the named ones are giving those one-off types like ‘Solar Blue Angel’

‘Ladybug Lancelot’ (That is a Vitex in the background, which is great for bees)

One of my favorites is Lines of Splendor x Arno’s Bow Tie. I love the green throat on it.

It is almost time for the fall bloomers to start. The white Amaryllis belladonna is usually the first. And then I need to sow the seeds for several Gladiolus species which will germinate with the fall rains and cooler temperatures.

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That edge is just great on the Diane cross.

12 Aug, 2019


It comes from Golden Tentacles. When G.T. first came out, no one would touch it. The Lily Auction, which specializes in daylily seeds, would have anything with GT as a parent go unsold. I had the opportunity to get the plant and started using it, and the edge is easily passed on, making it a winner for me. I was trying for a double with a edge, but even though it will double, the % is very low.

12 Aug, 2019


You've sure produced some lovely plants!

12 Aug, 2019


They really are lovely Wylie...

12 Aug, 2019


I finally tracked down the name of the first flower - Phytolacca Americana, or Pokeweed.

13 Aug, 2019


Beautiful plants love the markings and shading on them.

18 Aug, 2019

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