Author Archives: Unwit
This is Peggy Martin, seen from the front porch, in a kind of DIY panorama photo.
I have coveted these natives of the Pacific Northwest for many years, and now finally have planted some — insanely late, but I was a gambler with a Van Engelen gift card burning a hole in my pocket . I … Continue reading
May 16, 2018. It’s ramping up for this blooming season. It’s before seven AM, so these blooms are not yet fully opened. They’re semi double rather than double.
That sounds fairly scandalous! I’m leaving it as is. We’ll see how far the clematis vine gets. It would take many of these to match this pink rose, which continues to get huger by leaps and bounds.
And it’s very hot, you have to stretch longer and longer to let the breeze cool your belly.
This everblooming sport of the North American native Rosa palustris gets better every year. It’s about six feet tall and six wide, a nice sphere of delicate foliage that stays full all season and is never without bloom. It smells … Continue reading
This is a once-bloomer I’ve seen a lot in the Bluegrass area. In the heat of summer it looks pretty scrawny, but it’s the first rose to bloom, and it looks spectacular when it does. Wicked sharp thorns. It suckers … Continue reading
November has been very warm until today, and the roses took advantage of the long Indian summer and fall to bloom and set hips. Last night we got some frost. I woke up to this. And this:
He or she shed his last skin sometime yesterday. At first he was the same color with the same markings as he was when a gobbling caterpillar, and I could tell he had changed form only by his new shape … Continue reading