it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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start turning the girl into the ground

So today, I walked up to Elizabeth Park, where the roses are in their autumn bloom, and took some pictures.

Anybody want to try to identify these cultivars?




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It's not terribly evident in this shot, but these roses have a very striking tulip-shaped bloom.

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It's not really evident in this photo, but the actual blossom on this rose was an incredibly striking coral pink. It was a single long-stemmed blossom, perfectly shaped, on the very tip of a spindly bush.

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Some kind of climber. The blossoms were about the size of a Susan B. Anthony dollar.

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Hard to see, because the camera picked up the infrared, but this one is actually striped like a peppermint candy.

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A bright vernilion rose

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A nice saucer-shaped lemon-cream-yellow one.



and special bonus rosehips because they were pretty:





Anybody got any theories?

ETA:

I dropped a flashlight on my bare foot, and it hurts. It hurts in that sort of way where you drop the flashlight, feel it hit, look rueful and thoughtful for a moment, and say, very calmly, "Ow. That hurt."

Because ow. That hurt. And now it's turning into a big blue bruise.

ETA ETA:

Also, I found a black walnut and a shag bark hickory, and stained the everloving bejesus out of my hands picking the husks of the nuts apart to see if it really was a black walnut tree. *g*
Tags: horticulture (no really: horticulture)
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