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(1, 2) From roses to wildflowers. (3, 4) Tall wildflower of a mysterious type (the "dreadlock" plant). (5) Much shorter wildflowers.

(1) Lagerfeld roses (front), Climbing America (back in shadow). (2) John F. Kennedy. (3) Lagerfeld. (4) Mister Lincoln. (5) Climbing America.

Ah, yes, the garden was beautiful yesterday! These are the roses that suffer from the while powdery mildew, however, so this morning I removed branches of mildewed leaves (along with all buds and opened flowers on those branches). There is much less color (green, brown only) but hopefully they will grow back even healthier.

Trying to remember to water in the morning is harder than doing it in the evening after work. It's taking some getting used to... I turned on the water yesterday and then came into the house to surf the Web a bit and, of course, got sucked in and forgot I was watering. So, both the front and back yards got plenty of water to last a week or so! Thank goodness soaker hoses don't output water as fast as a sprinkler.

[3:00pm April 29, 2006] Yes, here it is 3 years later and now I finally know what the dreadlock plant is! Scientific Name: Amaranthus caudatus; Common Name: Love-lies bleeding; Tassel flower.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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