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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Oct 29, 2010 7:50 PM CST
I took these photos yesterday of a Chrysler Imperial, just as the sunrise struck the morning dew.





Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 29, 2010 8:30 PM CST

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Stunning Mike, especially when you enlarge them to see the details!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2010 12:49 AM CST

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Amazingly ornate! And those two perfect circles poised at the top of the bud in the second photo, like a pair of eyes, are beyond stunning!
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Oct 30, 2010 11:48 AM CST
Thanks! I wish you could have seen them in person. From a certain angle they almost looked like they were candied with sugar.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 30, 2010 4:29 PM CST
I think we have an artist in our midst.
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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Oct 31, 2010 7:33 AM CST
Very pretty but reminds me of things to come. Thanks Mike! Crying
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 31, 2010 8:42 AM CST
I enjoyed those too, Mike.

It looks like your roses are putting out new growth. Are you doing anything special to protect them from frost?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 31, 2010 3:37 PM CST

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Now that some of our star photographers are watching this thread, I'll hijack it for a minute, Mike, to remind all of you that Sue and I are looking forward with delight to the photos you'll be contributing to the database when the winter doldrums hit. Come on, Vicky, Steve, and Mike. If you have roses for which there are no entries, send me the names in a c-mail and I'll create the entries and send you links to them.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 31, 2010 3:54 PM CST
Nice segue. If I post pretty photos, am I allowed to say "but when I grew this rose in NJ it dissolved like so much cotton candy in the first rainstorm ... or might as well have when blackspot hit in June?" Perhaps I can just have a big old rubber stamp made that says this for all the roses I lost! Oh, never mind, I know the shortcuts for cut-and-paste.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Oct 31, 2010 4:28 PM CST
No doldrums yet.
I spent the whole weekend staining a new shed in the cold temps.
I'm exhausted.
Just can't do that kind of stuff anymore.
I need some undocumented workers.
I'm going to go have a Margarita now.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 31, 2010 4:33 PM CST

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Not only allowed, Steve, but encouraged to say things like that. In fact, comments like that one would be highly valuable and highly appreciated even on the pages for roses for which you don't have photos.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Nov 1, 2010 8:41 AM CST
Steve - That sort of info would be invaluable for beginners like to know what kinda to expect when we experiment with a new rose. That's why I always post whether or not a rose I plant survives my winters or not. Either "Survived Zone 5 winter Colorado" or "Did NOT survive Zone 5 winter, Colorado". HMF is too generic for my tastes when it comes to what survives or not.. probably because not too many of us cold zone people are silly enough to try to grow roses, believing that only warmer climes can do it.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Nov 1, 2010 12:42 PM CST
It certainly needs to be done. I'll see what I can do.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Nov 1, 2010 3:11 PM CST

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Yes, Toni has been scrupulous about adding information. The more we have, the more useful this database will be. So, even if you don't have photos of various roses, please report your experience with them. Hardiness info is particularly valuable.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Nov 1, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Steve,

My roses continue to put out new growth until the first frost, which we did not get until last night, when the temps dropped down into the mid 20's. I still have a few roses blooming, and had one or two bloom as late as Thanksgiving during a particularly mild autumn a few years back.

Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Nov 1, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Zuzu, thanks for the nudge. I'll check the database against my collection of rose photos.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Nov 1, 2010 4:17 PM CST

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Great, Mike. I'm looking forward to it. Vicky contributed some gorgeous photos today.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Nov 1, 2010 9:15 PM CST
Will try to to do more, a couple at I times as I'm able.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Nov 2, 2010 8:43 AM CST
Mike - wow, must be nice! All my new growth has been decimated by the 2 hard frosts we had this past week.. Oranges n Lemons had shot up an extra 2 feet, then the canes are a nasty purplish-black now. Everyone's still holding onto their leaves.. it's usually not until February that I actually lose all the leaves with the unprotected areas of the canes. In my mini bed, I'm leaving the mums there for extra protection on the tiny new minis I put in this year.. it's kinda like seeing a chihuahua peeking from between a great dane's legs with the mums & some of my minis. Hilarious!
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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Nov 2, 2010 11:41 AM CST
Ouch! That's too bad, Toni. Or should I say Brrr!

I'm fortunate that I still have the following roses in a modest stage of bloom - at least for a few more days.
America
Berries 'n' Cream
Blaze of Glory
Bouquet Parfait
Buff Beauty
Cabana
Carefree Celebration
Cherry Parfait
Chi Ching
Chrysler Imperial
Cinco de Mayo
Circus Flower
Circus Pom Pom
Day Breaker
Electric Blanket
Fragrant Cloud
French Lace
Gemini
Golden Unicorn
Glowing Peace
Hi Neighbor
Iceberg
Mardis Gras
Midas Touch
Mother of Pearl
Mr. Lincoln
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Outta the Blue
Pat Austin
Queen Elizabeth
Rainbow's End
Reba McEntire
Red Queen
Red Ribbons
Ruffled Cloud
Scentimental
Singin' in the Rain
Titanic
Traviotta

Some only had one or two blooms left on them this morning, but it was enough for me to gather up one last big bouquet for the season this afternoon. (Fortunately I telecommute from home two days per week, so I can still get out in the garden while there's some daylight left.) The bushes with the most blooms on them were Cherry Parfait, Chrysler Imperial, Mardis Gras, Ruffled Cloud, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

There are still unopened buds on a number of roses, so if we get a few warm days without it dipping into freezing temps during the night, I might get a few more blooms to open yet.

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