deltamiss: (Camellia Japonica)
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I've been watching the camellias in my neighbor's back yard. She has a couple of prolific bloomers that I anxiously await every fall. The nights have cooled considerably now - perfect camellia weather!

Here she is...Camellia Sasanqua. Isn't she a beauty?



In the only-a-nut-would-think-they're-beautiful category are some mushrooms found in Melanie's front yard.

This clump caught my attention first.



But this one...THIS one grabbed me! A BLACK 'shroom! My first.



Back in the summer, the only rose on the property was cut to the ground - total accident and my fault for not pointing out that it was indeed a rose bush and not a weed. But he's coming back! Since I know absolutely nothing about roses, I don't know if Dr. Huey will bloom again or not.

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Date: 2009-10-17 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] norwaygranny.livejournal.com
I'm coming down there to live! I want to look at these flowers every morning.

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Ha! Well, you're certainly welcome to 'come on down,' but there's not much blooming other than the camellias. ;)

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Date: 2009-10-17 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondhopper.livejournal.com
That's quite a clump of Jack o' Lantern mushrooms you have there. I get similar masses of them here but not this year as there has been no rain.
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That black one looks poisonous but it probably isn't.
The camellia look too perfect to be real. Gorgeous, Lonnye Sue.

Rose stuff: yes, it will bloom again if you baby it a little after its haircut. Let it grow and fertilize it in Spring. When do your roses start blooming there? I love the red sprouts of a growing rose. It looks quite healthy!

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I first saw the clump of mushrooms a few days ago, but it has been raining off and on until yesterday. I watched it grow! ;)

That black mushroom is pretty small but it is ominous looking.

I love my neighbor's camellias. They are growing just over the wall so I can enjoy them, too.

The roses begin blooming around the end of April/first of May. He was blooming profusely on Mother's Day last year.

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
The camellia is exquisite!

Mushrooms are amusing. Funny fungi.

Dr. Huey will be fine. He will bloom in spring. He's a once bloomer so you won't get another flush from him later on. He is a tough rose--we have him all over town, mostly unattended.

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
Isn't she though?! I'm glad my neighbor shares. ;)

Oh, good. We haven't murdered Dr. Huey. That's a relief.

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Date: 2009-10-18 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kattraks.livejournal.com
Beautiful post - your area is really pretty right now, isn't it? Hope you are having a great fall.

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I'm sure the mountains of NC have color galore, but we don't have much yet. I noticed the Bradford pears turning yesterday for the first time.

Hope you have a beautiful autumn! :D

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Date: 2009-10-18 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gen-here.livejournal.com
My Busia always had a trellis of roses growing against her garage (facing into the yard), but I had never seen red leaves on them. The much neglected rose bush out our kitchen window has red leaves, so I thought it was diseased and cut most of it back last year. But it grew back with much healthier roses... and red leaves again... this year.

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
We shall see what happens with this rose. It's totally neglected...just growing on its own. Last year it was really pretty after a mini-haircut. Maybe this year it will really show off. :D

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Date: 2009-10-18 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazzyglo.livejournal.com
The camellia is so pretty and beautifully photographed. The clump of mushrooms, on the other hand, looks rather otherworldly. :-)

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I love this particular camellia and am glad my neighbor planted them where she did. Thanks for the compliment! :D

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Date: 2009-10-18 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lonewolf2.livejournal.com
You will certainly see blossoms eventually. Whether it will be Dr. Huey or something else will depend firstly on whether the rose was grown from seed or grafted onto root stock, and secondly on whether you cut it above or below the graft. If the cut was above the graft then it will be Dr. Huey who rises again. If you cut below the graft the root stock will rise instead.

I guess you have a mystery until the blossoms appear.

:)

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Date: 2009-10-18 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
This poor rose was cut right down to the ground. I though he was a goner for sure, but then one day a shoot shot up...and then another...and another.

It's a good thing I like mysteries. :D

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Date: 2009-10-19 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emorrison.livejournal.com
What a lovely display of wildlife! I'm envious. I think we had our first frost last night. My yard will be all limp impatiens today.

On Friday I bought myself some supermarket roses that were marked down to $4.00. They were just at their peak, and I knew they hadn't long to live, but oh, they were lovely for a day or two!

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Date: 2009-10-19 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I can promise you, the flora and fauna are few and far between around here now. ;)

The roses sound lovely. *snnnniffffffff*

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Date: 2009-10-20 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitfool.livejournal.com
Very pretty flower shot. Whenever I spot mushrooms, I always feel a little regret that I don't know whether or not it's safe to eat.

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