Got a bit of snow last night, but only a micro dusting. Seemed like no more than an inch on the surfaces of my car. The skies are blue! Well, blue-ish, with some fluffy whites. Fluffy-ish.
Point is, March will possibly be kinder than February was, which is quite the turnabout.
These photos were taken on July 24, 2014. I had one of Alpha Centauri, but the picture wasn't very good, or rather, the bloom was poor. Hopefully, I have more in the albums for later, as I recall that it was a very nice flower.
CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Wild, '71; Early Midseason; DOR DIP; 29" x 6"
LITTLE RAINBOW, by Reckamp, '63;
Early; DOR DIP; 24" x 2"
PUFF, by Wild, '64; Mid; DOR DIP; 30" x 5.5" (Of course, this had to be in my Dragon Alley!)
PURPLE DE ORO, by DeGroot, 2000;
Mid; DOR DIP; 20" x 3"
SATCHMO, by Lambert-Savage, '71; Mid; DOR DIP; 30" x 8"
SILOAM PURPLE PLUM, by Henry, P., '73;
Early Mid; DOR DIP; 17" x 3.25"
SPINDAZZLE, by Wilson, '83; Mid; DEV DIP; Sp 4.4; 26" x 6"
I just noticed the wind has picked up severely, and -- it's SNOWING!!! UGH! (So much for a kinder March, huh?)
Just in time for the next cultivar:
STURM UND DRANG, by Norris, R., 2002;
Mid; SEV TET; 26" x 6"
(Sturm und drang is a German expression, literally meaning, "Storm and stress." Otherwise, emotional turbulance.)
TIVOLI NIGHTINGALE, by Duncan, '95; Mid; EV TET; 20" x 5"
"In like a lion, out like a lamb," right?
And, "March winds and April showers bring forth May's sweet spring flowers!"
On that note, I leave you thinking about spring. Or at least, better weather.