Friday, June 12, 2009

Rain; annual plantings; roses!

Locals know that Portland got heavy rain this morning.  It wreaked havoc on some of my taller plants:  my oriental poppies lost their petals, and both my ox-eye daisies and hesperis flopped a bit.

It was clear by afternoon, so in the evening I was able to plant some annuals in spots where I realized I needed them:  I planted low-growing petunias in a ring around my peach tree, taller white nicotiana around my cherry tree, state fair zinnias near the front of the garden, and rocket snapdragons where I pulled up my lilies.

I saw the first flower buds on my roses, as well as on my niobe clematis, and little peppers on my pepper plants.

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