Abundance of Bloom 2005


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Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Park-1
Beacon Hill Park-2
Beacon Hill Park-3
Beacon Hill Park-5

Approach to the Ocean Pointe Hotel, Johnson St.
Johnson St-2
Johnson St-3
Johnson St-4

Grounds of the Provincial Legislature
Legislature-2
Legislature-3
Legislature-4

Garden of Ielean Spanos & Trevor Inkpen
Garden

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Ballerina
Boule De Neige
Boule De Neige
Clematis
Clematis
Clematis
Daylily
Daylily Leaves
Dogwood
Dogwood
Elina
English Ivy
Flowering Quince
Flowering Quince
Francine Austin

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Gertrude Jekyll
Gertrude Jekyll
Gertrude Jekyll
Graham Thomas
Graham Thomas
Heathers, Lavenders
Hosta
Jasmine
Jude the Obscure
Just Joey & Pilgrim & Margaret Merril
Just Joey
L'Aimant
Malaga
McCartney & Romneii Coulteri
Meg

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Meg
Choisya ternata (Mexican Orange)
Mme Isaac Periere & Clematis Etoile des Violettes
Mme Isaac Periere
Mme Isaac Periere
Old Blush China
Old Blush China
Parade
Parade
Peony & The Countryman
Petunias
Red Bed
Rosa Multiflora
Rosa Multiflora
Rosa canina

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Senecio greenei
Sexy Rexy
St. John
The Countryman
The Herbalist
Vancouver Belle
Vielchenblau
Wenlock

February 2005 was warm, almost shirtsleeve weather in Victoria BC. Roses and other plants broke dormancy early. In prior years the precocious plants usually got nipped back by a cold snap in March (see This isn't California), but this year March, while gloomy, never went below freezing. The plants got a running start on Spring, and we had daffodils, tulips and roses blooming at the same time. We started deadheading roses in April.

Perhaps as a consequence, the volume of bloom this year is the heaviest in recent memory. This slideshow shows some of the profusion of flowers from this year.




All photos © 2005 Trevor Inkpen used by permission. Rose data courtesy EveryRose.com

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