Friday, August 28, 2009

My Orange Hybrid Tea Rose

I noticed the bud yesterday from the edge of the driveway. It opened this morning. Finally, another orange bloom.

All of these blooms are on the same rootstock.

Still no sign of the yellow bloom like this one taken in June right after I planted it.

The echinacea seeds I sowed a few weeks ago are up. I couldn't get a decent photo. Two cups of coffee and the antibiotics have me shaky.

When it rains, it pours. I've had this desk chair for over 2 years. It was given to me by Laura's friend, Diana. She had an extra and thought I would like it when I moved into this house. A couple weeks ago, I was leaning way back as I sometimes do. I heard a snap. One of the front connections snapped. A couple days later, not really thinking, the second one snapped. Yesterday, with my feet up on the desk, the back fell clean off. *sigh*. Glad my nephew brought one up from the basement last weekend. It's been useful to get around the house this past week. Hardwood floors are great.

Finally, the leg is much better this morning already. I don't know what they gave me, but the swelling is way down. It itches like crazy, but that could be all the mosquito bites from my very brief walk through the back yard. Heading back to the doctor at 10am to see if the stitches can be removed. Still leaking a little. Also have to pick up my prescription from Wal-Mart. I hate that place. I bet they won't have it ready.

It's cloudy and 70 degrees. Rain in the forecast for the next 3 days. Heavy storms at times. Next week, temperatures will fall into the upper 70s during the day with 50s at night. Fall is on the way. It's early this year. I read this morning that frost is expected in New England.

I should note that the McDonald's sweet potato vine already has roots showing. That was quick.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful roses! Hope your antibiotics do the trick and that your infection clears quickly! It's nice to know that autumn is on its way somewhere - it hit 113 degrees here yesterday; today should be about the same.
- Daisy

MissyM said...

Just read your last couple of posts. Maybe this round of abx will do the trick.

lynn'sgarden said...

Glad you're getting up and about, Tom. I was fearing the worst when I got to the broken chair photo! Wet and cool here in NJ too. Take it easy!

LeSan said...

I love those roses, they are beautiful. Glad to hear the swelling is down. Oh, and stay out of the chairs before you kill yourself. LOL

Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

I would like to know your assessment of the Bayer system. Did you have any problems or could it have done more?

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Jim, I really liked the Bayer product, when I remembered to use it every 4 weeks, not 6. I didn't have too much black spot except on the Lagerfelds. The hybrid teas did great with the 2-in-1 granular. I think next year I will try to remember to apply it more often. It really does help with fungus and Japanese Beetles. I had no problems with them on the roses.