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How did that rose do--the one you had to prune in May because the wind tore it off the fence?
May 21st
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About halfway leafed out.  Lots of new growth and flower buds.  I soaked it several times in hopes extra water would prevent the bare canes from sunburning.  That, and mild weather most of the time, seems to have prevented damage.  
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What about those Aloe seedlings?
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Slow but healthy.  Look closely and you can see teeth on the edges of the leaves.  I'm going to put them in a raised bed of soil--get them out of that shallow dish.  They will get filtered shade and regular water.  The rest is up to them.
And the 'Blue Glow'/Mangave seedlings? 
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Now that's interesting.  Three of the seedlings (on the top in the photo) are distinctly different from the others.  They are squatty and compact.  The others are relatively lanky.  So, do I have some hybrids and some selfs?  And which ones are which?
What about that hybrid Japanese Anemone you got as a giveaway at the 2013 Garden Blogger's Fling?  Did that thing ever do anything?  
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Oh, did it.  It did nothing for months and months and months.  Then it exploded in growth.  Still waiting for flowers.  
How's the garden? 
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And that West Slope Project?  Hmmmm?  
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Don't ask.  


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  1. Stunning Gail! And that west slope is just a blank canvas ready to receive your magic!

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    1. Thanks. The canvas has been waiting a long time.

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  2. Good to see everything progressing. I would guess the agave man agave crosses are all hybrids are some are taking after each parent. Will be interesting to see if they stay like that.

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    1. Must get them to grow faster, so I can see what they do.

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  3. The garden looks fab. Those Blue Glow/Mangave seedlings have such interesting differences. I planted my giveaway Japanese Anemone in the garden too, I really should take a good look at it and see how it's doing. Just sitting there, last time I looked.

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    1. Mine sat for 10 months I think, then suddenly all that foliage appeared. It was quite abrupt

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  4. An eclectic - but informative! - post. I'm glad to see that the climbing rose survived and that the seedlings are alive and well. I'll be interested to see what those 'Blue Glow'/Mangave seedlings look like in another 6-12 months. As for the slope - well, summer isn't the best time for a project involving that kind of effort anyway.

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    1. That's my excuse! It's an oven up there, even on a mild day. How did you know? :)

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  5. Your garden is beautiful. How exciting to have a whole area still to plant :)

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    1. Thanks, Amy.

      Exciting but frustrating! Slopes are tough.

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  6. Slopes ARE tough, but I'm sure you are up to the challenge. Everything else is so well developed that you can pour your energy into plotting and planning the new area. Great pruning job on the rose. I quite like it bare.

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    1. Thanks Ricki. Looking forward to meeting you at the Fling!

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  7. Those seedlings are sooo tiny! It seems odd to have a Japanese anemone in your arid climate. But it definitely looks happy. :o)

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    1. Not only tiny, but they stay tiny for sooo long. I wonder how they survive in the wild--but of course they do.

      The JA is in one of the damper spots in the garden. It's nice to have a bit of that pure green color, as there is not much here.

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