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Blooming And Pruning

Many roses still blooming, but its time to be pruning, while the sun is still gentle.  If I could just get everything cleaned up and mulched before the sun gets too strong...it would be a first, and worth celebrating.    

Aside:  interesting LA Times story on rose growing here.

Plenty of other plants flowering, like Echeveria coccinea.
We finally got a decent rain last week, about 1.2" (30 mm) here.  Its looking like it will be a fairly dry winter, unfortunately. 
Garden and gardener refreshed, nonetheless.  
Aloe cameronii
Hymnolepis
The white-frosted blue berries of Myrtus communis
'Peter Mayle' was loaded with buds, but I wanted to get it pruned.  Some of the buds may open.  It's difficult to work around the ones that are blooming--it slows down the process a lot.  I feel the need to get the pruning done--there's a lot to do at this time of year. 
Peter is ready for spring. 
'The Prince' which malingered for more than a decade at a height of 12" (30 cm)…

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