24 January 2008

moved and planted, fall 2007

In addition to moving two David Austin roses (“Evelyn” and “Abraham Darby”)* to a sunnier clime, Phlox paniculata “David” to the front of the border, and the Oriental poppies to the back; thinning the Siberian iris and replanting them (more on that later); and planting 12 catmints (bought for a dollar each) next to the newly planted Clematis paniculata on the L&S slope, I ordered and planted the following:
  • 10 black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)
  • 20 Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica)
  • 10 royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
  • 10 Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum)
  • 25 Allium moly
  • 25 guinea-hen flower (Fritillaria meleagris)
  • 25 grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)
  • 25 Siberian squill (Scilla siberica)
Fingers crossed that all of these were able to get settled in before the ground froze. We’ll see come spring!

* From the literature provided with these roses we bought in the late summer of 2004:
  • “Evelyn” is the most fragrant of the English roses with its strong peachy scent. Large, ruffled, rosette flowers with a distinct button eye are produced in subtle blends of apricot with a hint of yellow and turn pure pink later in the season. The flower—color: apricot-pink; fragrance: strong peachy; bud form: rounded; bloom size: 3"–4"; petal count: 50. The plant—height: 5'–6'; stem length: 8"–12"; foliage: medium green.
  • “Abraham Darby” is a true old rose formation with a strong, delicious fragrance. Exceptionally large blooms are deeply cupped and loosely filled with petals of peachy-pink with a yellow reverse. Arching canes can be trained against a wall or trellis. The flower—color: peachy-pink/yellow reverse; fragrance: strong fruity; bud form: classic old-rose; bloom size: 5"; petal count: 70. The plant—height: 5'; stem length: 15"; foliage: leathery, glossy, dark green.

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