Starts Out Greeny-Yallery, Then Oranges Up

The centers of Digiplexis flowers, I mean.  Greeny-yallery:
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The orange begins:
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I cut back many of the roses harder this year.  It seems to have made them look better.
'Gene Boerner'
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'Pink Gruss an Aachen', aka 'Irene Watts' (of commerce):
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'Brass Band' I did not cut back so hard, and it doesn't look as good.  Next year...
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'Disneyland' is back where it was five years ago.  In 2010 when the pond filtration was re-worked, it got dug out and set aside.  Then replanted, then dug out again.  Full recovery took several years.
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Not many roses have beautiful foliage.  The newly emerging leaves of 'Lady Emma Hamilton' are some of the most beautiful:
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Perhaps because of the drought, the Madeira Geraniums are having a great year.  
Rain?  We don't need no stinkin' rain.
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x Hippeastrum 'Rilona' is another plant back from the dead this year.  Last year no blooms at all that I can remember, because the year before that, 'Rilona' was completely shaded and engulfed by a Phormium.  Phormium removed, 'Rilona' has recovered.  Welcome back!
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And what must be the most beautiful shot of the day, harvested garlic.  This was from a few sprouted cloves--I could have thrown them out, but planted them instead and got--more garlic.  Can't beat that.  
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  1. All of your flowers look wonderful, the digiplexus flower is very beautiful.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  2. (I don't think my comment took, so I'm posting it twice.) Garlic is magic. I've been toying with the idea of cutting a Weigela back really hard, because its form is ugly. Hoping it will improve if it starts over.

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    1. I don't know about Weigela, but for fairly mature (14 yrs) roses, it was a great improvement.

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    2. I love garlic. And no garden vampires!

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  3. Your garden's already overflowing! Your roses, as usual, are overwhelmingly beautiful. All my own Digiplexis now have spikes but my guess is that I'm still a week or more away from the first blooms. I do finally have a few blooms on the sweet peas, though!

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    1. So happy you finally have sweet peas. Enjoy! We'll both see how that Digiplexis works out in this climate.

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  4. Ah, the lovely flower color of Digiplexus - thank you!! And Disneyland is that great combo of pink and orange that I admire in Agastache 'Acapulco Orange' every summer. Your roses are looking superb!

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    1. Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'--yes, I've killed that one. An orange-pink combo sounds bad, but looks good in person. I would have never thought so--but it do so.

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  5. It's difficult to maintain my general disdain for roses when I see your photos.

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