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.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Safe Against The Fence

We had placed plants all along the back fence behind my garage. That area was covered by about ten feet of oak tree branches and debris. In this picture, it is the shaded area to the left going out of the picture. About eighteen days after Katrina, we cut a path along the fence and pulled out our bushes, until we rescued all that we could rescue. We placed them against the fence under a big crepe myrtle for shade from the hot sun.
They look pretty good in these pictures taken two weeks after they were removed from the debris. The pinkish bloom in the picture is from the cultivar Wine & Roses. It is a delicate bloom as the edges burn before the bloom fully opens. It is one of the parents (along with Time For Magic) of Magic Moments, a Father Gerlich hybridization that was a Best of Show Seedling winner, now in the running for Hibiscus of the Year. Since I received this rather large bush from Father Gerlich when he left for a long research trip to Europe, this particular bush may actually be the parent plant of Magic Moments.


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