Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


This shows how temperature can affect the coloration of blooms. These blooms are from a recent Bobby Dupont cultivar he named Magnifique. The first bloom is an April 2005 bloom which shows the color from one of its parents, Wheel of Fortune. The second bloom is during the heat of June 2005. It's hard to believe that these blooms are from the same bush! The bloom of this flower has so many petals that it takes days for it to open. I had one bloom that had the petals that opened the on the first day, start dying while the bloom was still opening fully on a later day. This plant survived Katrina.


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