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Old December 3rd, 2011, 01:20 AM
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Summer again.

I forgot the season had just changed. Here is a beauty, literally, to start the Summer off with, the rose called Black Beauty. I think it deserves more than one photo. My sister told me not to get this rose, that it was a poor doer in her garden, but hopefully our climate might suit it better.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
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That's a beautiful rose GF. Is it a dark/black colour as it's budding or does it turn black afterwards?

Stunning species.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Black Beauty is indeed a beauty..what a stunning rose. I hope that it continues to grow well in your garden Goldfields. patti
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Dee-O-Gee, I really haven't had it long enough to notice, it's new this season and the last week has been Hell here, the Fairy Grass has ripened(like all the crops around here) and with the strong winds we've had the seed heads are blowing like tumbleweeds and the result ...? Well, you know that saying , nature hates a vacuum? It fills up your garden, piles up against the house to the eaves if you let it, fills any shed or garage left open etc. . So, all we do from morning to night is crush and bag the rotten stuff, using a sheet of flat tin to corral it. We tend to the animals and exercise dogs, try to water the garden when we can, but no time for studying my garden or sitting and relaxing. On our worst day this Fairy Grass packed so tight between the big Callistemons in my front garden that I had to force my way through it.
Sorry for venting. I think this rose is so lovely that I might buy it a great big pot and take extra special care of it.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Cacti have such lovely flowers. First time I've had this one flower.
The rose is Bantry Bay, and last but not least, a native, Kangaroo Paw.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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First the jumble of a garden bed outside my office. Then a Penstemon and Tantau's Bernstein Rose.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Zinnias have become somewhat of a favorite, though caterpillars and other bugs love them. They are so bright and cheery that it's worth the effort of growing them.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 05:33 PM
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A better photo of The Nun.
Lili Marlene.
And just because I thought this was a lovely rose, from a friend's garden, Grandma's Rose.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:07 PM
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This rose was labelled Camp David but because of the muddled petals it's almost like a David Austin instead of a Hybrid Tea. However, I now have one bud that looks like a HT type, and the upright growth and long stems on the buds in the third photo might also mean it is a HT.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 06:24 PM
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The first Tiger Lily I've grown.
What you get when you tell a man(i.e. hubby) to buy a grey coloured bird bath. Oh well;, I don't suppose the birds will care.

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More lovely roses Pretty tiger lily, too. And I suspect you're right about the birds--they won't mind the terra cotta bath.
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Old December 8th, 2011, 07:54 PM
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I put these last postings in the wrong thread and am hoping they can be shifted. The birds should appreciate the new bird bath, it was 35C here yesterday, 7 degrees above average for this time of year. We have rain on the way but in the meantime are being buried under Fairy Grass again due to strong winds. I am just so fed up with trying to clean it up, it's an exhausting job in the heat.
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How long will the Fairy Grass 'season' last, GF? Seems like last year you were cleaning it up for a long time...
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I'm sorry but what is "Fairy Grass"???? I love looking at your pics!!!
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