Roses forum: Rose Wars Episode IV - A New Hope!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Mar 16, 2010 2:12 PM CST
Well, it's been a way-too-long of a winter for us here in the Colorado Rockies. Technically, I'm on the edge of the Mountain Shadow over the eastern plains, but I'm closer to the mountains than to the plains. Winter started for us in October (rather early this winter) and hasn't let up.

Until now.

Finally.

I went home and was surveying the front yard, depressed, like always as it's just so..dead looking. And, so I went to check one of my roses and, lo & behold, a hint of a leaf! Is it? Is it Is it Is it?

IT IS!!

The bigger leaf got damaged by the cold snow storm we had on Sunday, but, you can see there's just a breath of a hint of a 2nd leaf! So, prudence tells me to cover it back up and just be patient.

Not my strong point. Big Grin

Here's the leaf. It's on my Paradise Found

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Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Mar 16, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Here's a shot of the teeny front yard from the back forward. Yes, I know there's a planter pot in the middle of the yard (I picked it up after I took the shot) and a lot of the weedfabric is showing (mulch got blown away). So I do have some other repairs to make. There's about 50 dormant roses in this shot. The house next to mine w/the for sale sign just went up for sale today and that's my brand new mini van in the driveway. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 16, 2010 4:21 PM CST

Moderator

I can clearly see two green leaves. Yippee!
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Mar 17, 2010 5:09 AM CST
Toni, good photos. Now we just need to see the same shot once the roses start blooming!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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