Thursday, September 27, 2007

Daylilies and Roses

At the office, we have a bed devoted to daylilies. They were in need of division, a regular chore every 3 or 4 years. We were later in getting them divided and replanted than I would have liked, but nonetheless, we have rejuvenated our daylily bed. Looks are deceiving -- these will be spectacular next summer, no doubt.

Roses have been fairly disease-free this season. But now we're seeing black spot show up, even in this extremely dry weather pattern. The Knockouts are not affected, but black spot is wreaking havoc on our Sevillana (this may be spelled wrong) roses.

We certainly meant to plant all knockouts, but half our order was this Sevillana type rather the the Knockouts. It's a good educational tool for people to see the resistance that these Knockouts have. So maybe not all bad.

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