Backyard photography

After the Rain…

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…the flowers were all covered in little water droplets. I often get asked if I ever sprinkle my flowers with drops to make dew. No, whenever I’ve tried that, it looks really fake. Besides, in Florida in the summertime, you don’t often have to wait for the real thing!

Backyard photography

‘Touch of Class’ Rose

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The roses are suffering from the summer heat and the insects. I’ve stopped using insecticides since last winter. First I was worried that the insecticides would harm the wintering birds, then I realized that I was starting to see more insects in the rosebeds as a result of the decreased usage of pesticides. So here is ‘Touch of Class,’ insect-eaten but still pretty!

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‘Gold Medal’ Rose

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I’ve been neglecting my roses lately. First it was because I had Painted Buntings and then baby birds in the backyard. Then it was because it just got hot. But I haven’t been spraying, and the rose blooms are being eaten by insects. Except for this one! This is my ‘Gold Medal’ rose that grows in the front yard. It’s one of my favorites.