Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today's blooms - at the ESA Pentico Memorial collection, LA Arboretum

'Piland's Pride' - Wressey Cocke 1980. 'Naranja' X nat. {S}

'Happy New Year' - Don Burnett (Kohlschreiber) 2003 'Spun Gold' X 'Disocactus macranthus' {S}

'Coralie' - Fred Boutin 1988. 'Bridal Shower' X 'Pygmy' {S}

"Michael T. " - Dr. J.W. Troxell 1981. 'Herbert S. Irwin' X 'Lucille K. Irwin' {L}.

"Joy Edstrom" -  Wressey Cocke 1990. 'April Shower' X 'June Marie' {L}
 Joy Edstrom was a gardener at Golden Gate Park conservatory,  who was killed in the Oct 17, 1989 San Francisco earthquake. She had been working on the annual poinsettia display the day of her death and had planted some of the cypress trees that lined the viaduct. She maintained a home garden full of everything from chives to perennials and often presented fresh flowers to women in her vanpool.

Edstrom, who lived alone, also took care of stray cats that wandered near the conservatory, and would occasionally bring them home with her in the van. As did others in the vanpool, she often talked about leaving the rat-race and opening her own nursery.
Gardeners have planted a tree in her honor at a San Francisco park.

'Jugend' - Knebel 1935. Disocactus speciosus X cinnabarinus {L}

'Harald Knebel' - Knebel 1935. Disocactus speciosus X cinnabarinus {S}

'Shotzie D'

'California Wheel' - Fred Boutin 1980. {S}

"Bronze Star"  - Geroge French 1985 'Pistachio' X 'Tassel' {L}
"Bronze Star" pretty it deserved a second look!!

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