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First Flyover at Diamond Rise
It's that time again!  A new season of gardening has begun.  Here's the first fly-over video from my drone. On Thursday, April 26,  I started a new attack on the evil, iris borer.  In the past this would have been a application of Bayer Rose and Flower 2 in...
First Flyover at Diamond Rise
First Flyover at Diamond Rise
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Compromise is not Always the Answer
There's much to be said for compromise and it's absence in today's politics.   The political climate today makes us stand firm on our respective sides and hurl absolutes about tax-policy, the ways in which we can better defend ourselves against terrorism an...
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Beyond Politics
This morning I awoke to tweets by the POTUS trying to blame Senator Schumer for the terrorist attack in NYC. This is so wrong.  Sadly I was not surprised. The last year has been very stressful.   What seems obvious to me, seems invisible to others:  Donald ...
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Join US for Region 2 Meeting Featuring Chad Harris
Space is Limited! Contact us ASAP Cara Hutching 585-266-0302 (voice) thehutchings@me.com Neil Houghton 585-301-8256 (voice/text) neil.houghton@me.om for registration detaails:
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Spot Of Tea
There are only a few MTBs (Miniature Tall Bearded Iris) in my garden.   This one from Paul Black in 1988, won the the Caparne-Welch Medal, the top award for MTB, in 1995.  The flower his is just 6" high. The fleck of dusting on he falls are a part of flower...
Spot Of Tea
Spot Of Tea
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Lines!
I am fascinated by iris with distinct lines.  A few years ago I visited Mid-America near Salem Oregon and Thomas Johnson said that lines were one of his goals.  Here's one that's new to my garden from Larry Lauer.  "Lovesick Blues" has beautiful violet fall...
Lines!
Lines!
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Two SDBs Blooming in Their First Season
This wonderful SDB plicata has established itself nicely in its first year.  Introduced last summer by Thomas Johnson it likes upstate NY so far.  The flower is small but dramatic with a lush orange beard. This bloomed on May 9 in Mendon. Parade Star (Thoma...
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Purple Paws
Paul Blacks 2014 introduction is 'Purple Paws.' It's lovely as single bloom.  Creamy yellow standards are peppered with a medium purple plicata.  The falls are whiter, edging in yellow. The purple lays on the shoulders and speckles to the edge.  laying on t...
Purple Paws
Purple Paws
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