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Our little Eden, complete with the occasional snake, is USDA Zone 9B. Nested high in a chaparral filled valley, ground level is 957’ above sea level. The view is incredible. The specific climate is mostly Sunset Zone 20. I don’t want stalkers, so we’ll skip the GPS info. It is pretty glorious to live here in the land of 2 seasons: Fire and mudslide.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Garden Blooming Blog Day (s) Closing
Another day another rabbit.
Fragrant 'Betty Woods' Daylily blooms at the same time as the 'Jackmani' clematis. It's your choice if this purple and gold is fitting salute to the LA Lakers (who adopted these colors back when I was in 6th grade aka 1967) or for Diamond Bar High School.
This soft pink flouncing rose is so delicate and feminine. I promise to find the Peter Beales receipt to properly tag my British beauties. Search to see if any made it to sale in the US.
Evelyn. The rose who is the source of scent for the Crabtree and Evelyn perfume by the same name. The first English rose I ever planted. A bit of a magnet for disease- the fragrance-planted at the front curb, in full bloom she casts her spell all the way to the neighbor's mailbox.
The view to the outback. The white clump of flowers is the Matalija Poppy. Rain is expected tonight, Again- ttomorrow. As soon as the journey is safe- I'll see if I can't catch a close up view of the pride and joy of foothills and canyon lands. If you have sun, room and want little maintenance with bold impact- This is your baby.
A thought on Visions of Paradise. So many versions tug at hearts with different songs- but at the center of it all- isn't there a garden with plants in every one?