Savannah Garden Diary

April 2, 2008

Dew

Filed under: Annuals, In bloom now, Roses, Weather — Tags: , , — karen @ 8:07 am

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‘Blush Noisette’ is in flower. Here it is at daybreak absolutely dripping with dew. Such high humidity is unusual for early April. You can feel it in the air, even though it’s not particularly warm at this moment.
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I cannot get over the health and vitality of the California poppies that have seeded themselves all over the gravel and elsewhere. This is a single plant with the flowers all closed up for the night.

4 Comments »

  1. My ‘Blush Noisette’ is just opening now too. I find that with high humidity the blossoms tend to ball (not open and turn brown). Do you have that problem?

    Comment by — April 3, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  2. That is a lovely photo of the dew on your rose. And your poppies are beautiful! I’m determined to add poppies to my garden after seeing so many this weekend.

    Speaking of this weekend: It was such a pleasure to meet you at the Spring Fling yesterday. How lucky I was that you rode in my car so I could get a chance to visit with you. I hope you had a pleasant experience in Austin.

    With Regards,
    Dawn

    Comment by — April 6, 2008 @ 11:18 am

  3. mss: YES. That’s what it is. I couldn’t figure it out. In wet weather or high humidity ‘Blush Noisette’ does ball. I was sort of assuming it was just rubbing against something wet, but you’re right. It’s just the weather. In that case, it’s not going to be happy in our neck of the woods. That’s very strange because the Noisettes were invented in Charleston, which is just as soggy as we are.

    Comment by karen — April 7, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  4. Dawn: I had a great weekend. It was fabulous to meet you. And I was so grateful to all the Austinites for making everything so easy for us out-of-towners. Not having to drive, etc. was just wonderful!

    Comment by karen — April 7, 2008 @ 11:39 am

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