July 30, 2007

We got most of ours from Gilbert H. Wild around 1990.

There are so many types to choose from.
What you see here are the ones blooming in July.  Any we have must thrive on neglect.

This pink one is slightly ruffled.

Look at all the buds and blooms on this large melon one.

The narrow petals alternate solid orange and rusty.

The green throat contrasts with the dried-blood red of the petals.

This one is just huge.

This is another very large one.
The pink fades to yellow with a white rib down the center of the petals.

This one has been blooming the entire month - first when growing in a border in full sun, and now in a shady garden.

Each is more impressive than the one before.
This is a large pink one.

This is a recurve.  I think I like the straight petals better.

But the combination of three recurved and three straight is nice, too
The pink fades to a green throat.  The center rib is a creamy color.

This is a very dark red, recurved.

This was blooming in the beginning of July and is finished now.
It is highly ruffled.

Several are "diamond dusted".  They are lovely.  
Some open evening.  
Some are fragrant - but not very.
These are all named varieties whose names have been lost.  
To make our selections, we used a spreadsheet to insure that we had early-mid-late season, large-small, variety of colors, scents, diamond-dusted.  It was a fun way to spend the late winter.
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Created July 30, 2007

Photos by Leslie

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Mid Atlantic:  
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Architecture
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
We made Dill Pickles
And we picked blueberries and made blueberry buckle and cobbler.
In July the daylilies are blooming

B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.



Other interests: 

House and Garden


No Knead Bread

daffodil 3

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing