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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Today's Finds

At last (or it feels like that, at least), my first daffodil of the season (just beginning to open):

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Last year, things got rolling a bit earlier. However, the daffodil pictured there has not even broken ground this year (yet). You just never know! I was looking at some of my drafts from last year (started but never finished...alas) and there was one I was working on about daffodils. It was about how some do not persevere like others. Must take another look at that this year.

I have been watching this clump, Fragrant Breeze, thinking it would be first, but no:

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Pleasant surprises for today are:

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Iris histrioides 'Katherine Hodgkin'

Coming very soon:

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Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

The crocus are beginning to come on:

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Ruby Giant

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An unknown golden yellow

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The first of the crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' making an attempt to bloom.

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Cream Beauty still going strong...this clump at least. Found one clump totally dug up...sigh...squirrels or cats chasing squirrels or voles...the latter of which two made an appearance this morning...out in the open...time for some Shake Away.


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That's all for today, I think...


My apologies for not writing more. My "stack" of tidbits is growing heavier as I still have the two lectures from the Philly show, Barry Glick on Hellebores, the Washington Home & Garden Show and Kathy Jentz's talk. I'll get to them (and even some things I have buried but might be timely like some more pics from Chelsea 06...since I have hundreds...)!

But, I do have a good excuse. After an extremely busy on-the-go week, my dh suggested Friday evening we get take out from a favorite restaurant. To my horror, I have had what I think is food poisoning and let me tell you, it is not fun. DH didn't get sick, fortunately; however, just today I am finally feeling well enough to get around a bit. I had to miss an art class yesterday, which was really upsetting...(I hate being sick!)

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