Saturday Miscellany

Still enjoying the Itoh peony:
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'Blue Glow' under blue sky:
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I planted little Agave sebastiana 'Silver Linings' in that empty spot next to the blooming 'Blue Glow'.  A. sebastiana likes dry conditions;  hopefully it does well there. 
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More blue sky--'Molineux' I did not prune hard enough this year.  It's already seven feet tall and this is only the first flush.
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The Fig is leafing out nicely and already has a few fruit forming.  Must get the bird netting out early this year.  
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New little 'Darcy Bussell' opened its first flower, a bit squeezed by all the surrounding buds.  Nice so far. 
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'Darcy' has much smaller flowers than 'William Shakespeare 2000'. Here's 'William':
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 'The Endeavour' is having its best spring ever.  I take back all the bad things I said about it.
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And yet another new plant, though I think I've been fairly disciplined this year---everything I've bought or been given has gone straight into an empty spot in the ground.  Much better that way, really.  I know, hard to believe, but yes, it is better.  This Acer palmatum was marked 'dissectum 'Viridis', but it's mislabled because the leaves are definitely not dissectum.  Whatever.  "Here I am, waiting for you." it said, as clearly as if it had lips to speak.  "Take me home now."  So I did. 
Update 4/25/13:  I believe this is Acer palmatum 'Ryusen'.  'Ryusen' translates from the Japanese roughly as "falling waters" or "flowing river".   It is also known as 'Millennium Green', having been introduced into commerce in the year 2000 from Saitama Prefecture.
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  1. Gorgeous flowers, the Endeavour rose is so beautiful and I love the Acer Palmatum, I would not be able to resist either, how lovely it is.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. Everything looks so lovely - I've never seen an agave bloom before and didn't know they looked like that! So cool. Your roses look beautiful and I can see why you couldn't resist that gorgeous maple.

    1. Thank you, Spurge. Yes, the maple is something!

  3. Ah, Molineux..I fell for a shameless David Austin marketing ploy and planted a group of three. This seems like a reasonable idea for a wimpy gal like Fair Bianca, though I must say the first flush of the Molineux Trio in the hell strip is pretty dramatic.

    1. Yep, he is vigorous, nothing like Frail Bianca. That trio must be beautiful.

  4. Great pictures! That Agave is amazing! And Monineux, just gorgeous.


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