Roses forum: In praise of Autumn Roses.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Sep 30, 2012 6:17 PM CST
We will probably have a hard frost in the next month so I'm really enjoying my fall roses. Many have rich color, wonderful form, and open slowly. Here are some blooming today.....

Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/e78334 Marilyn Monroe

Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/8d0b2e Peace
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/0aac00 Fragrant Keepsake
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/08ff82 Perfect Moment
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/45b585 Sultry
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/92e623 Sheila's Perfume
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/a21dfc Sunstruck
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/e3bb5b Commonwealth Glory
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/1aba68 Spellbound
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/bf73ec Tahitian Sunset
Thumb of 2012-10-01/Paul2032/cad3ed Pink Oeace
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Sep 30, 2012 8:37 PM CST
Paul so you are so right. The roses here have had one week of cool weather (days in 70s, nights in 50s) and that is about perfect for rose blossoms. The skies were totally overcast today and more than once i thought I should go in the house to get the camera. The southern skies were purplish--probably Oklahoma was getting a storm--I didn't check the weather channel, but it would have made for some glowing photos. Maybe tomorrow!
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porkpal
Sep 30, 2012 9:39 PM CST
Those are beautiful rose portraits! My roses have been taking a break from blooming, but the recent rain and cool front following it should inspire their fall bloom. I hope they are half as lovely as yours!
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Sep 30, 2012 11:10 PM CST
Paul - WOW.. those are some absolutely gorgeous blooms! This is the perfect weather for it, isn't it. We were supposed to get our first hard frost on Wednesday, but they've moved it to Saturday I think. Supposed to go down to 28degs.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 1, 2012 4:10 PM CST
CindiKS said:-- probably Oklahoma was getting a storm--


And probably it will bloom the better for it. Big Grin
Name: Steve
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Steve812
Oct 1, 2012 4:23 PM CST
Paul,

What lovely blooms! Thank you for posting. I, too, worry about impending frost next month, especially after my roses have put out a lot of tender new growth since mid September.

I find your collection of roses inspiring. It reminds me that I need to plant Peace, treat my Perfect Moment well to make up for moving it this summer, and consider a few of the others. Is your Spellbound the Zary 2006 introduction? Does Marilyn Monroe ever get more of an apricot color for you?
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 1, 2012 5:20 PM CST
Steve......I'm certain that there are many that think Peace is "old hat" but I still find it wonderful. Spellbound is a great rose, lovely form and color but I can't get a picture of it that is accurate. It is a 2006 Zary intro. I have posted many pictures of Marilyn Monroe on the data base. I like it all bloom season but fall color is the prettiest. Check it out on the data base. ......Thanks to all of you for your kind comments.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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