The Seasonal Life Cycle of Bob Jensen's Impatiens
Part 2:  July-August

Bob Jensen at Trinity University 

Impatiens ---
Roses ---

Since this is 2012 Valentines Day, I will feature flowers.
First the Erika's Roses and Then Bob's Impatiens for the Sun July-August

These are some of Erika's prized roses by our south side entry door where the flooring meets the railing

You can see more of Erika's domestic roses at

This shows a rose rising above impatiens blooms

This is how it looked in early June before the plants reached their full height and fullness
We had an unusual number of humming birds in the Summer of 2011


We also have a clematis vines that grow taller every year



My favorite outdoor annual is what Agway calls "impatiens for the Sun."
I think they're also called New Guinea Impatiens
They grow very well in these mountains as long as you give them lots of water

This is how they looked in late July

This one shows Erika's climbing roses rising above Bob's impatiens

A rose among the impatiens

By August the Impatiens have grown higher up


In August our butterfly bush is in full bloom


Meanwhile in the rock garden on the north side of our cottage, the impatiens and Lilies are growing together

But the perennial lilies only last a couple weeks while the impatiens live on into October





In the next editions of Tidbits I will show the impatiens season for September-October
In October they die and are then buried in a land fill

I close this Valentines Data photo set with some of my favorite pictures taken from my desk facing the White Mountains
May you find lots of love on this Valentines Day


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On May 14, 2006 I retired from Trinity University after a long and wonderful career as an accounting professor in four universities. I was generously granted "Emeritus" status by the Trustees of Trinity University. My wife and I now live in a cottage in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ---

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Our cottage was known as the Brayton Cottage in the early 1900s
Sunset Hill is a ridge overlooking with New Hampshire's White Mountains to the East
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