Savannah Garden Diary

March 10, 2008

Zephirine Drouhin and Climate Change

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Zephirine Drouhin is in full bloom. What an amazingly saturated color. And what a fragrance. I brought one into the house and it perfumes the whole living room.

So you might think spring has really sprung, but climate change bites again. We had an unadvertised frost last night and I lost half my pepper seedlings. Curses.

The daffodils are nice this year. I didn’t plan to pick them for the house, but they keep getting blown over by really strong winds. There’s no point in leaving them lying on the ground, so I have several vases full scattered about the house.

February 10, 2008

First Daffodil of Spring

Filed under: Bulbs and such, In bloom now — Tags: , — karen @ 10:15 am

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Here is the first daffodil of the year. I don’t know what happened to all my paperwhites. Maybe they got disappeared in all the garden remodeling.

In fact, I must say I am disappointed in the flower display from the hundreds of bulbs I planted 2 years ago and all the ‘Dutch Bulb Food’ they’ve received. All were carefully chosen for supposed ability to do well in Zone 9. Maybe they just need more time to become established. Ha!

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