Roses forum: December 2012 - Almost over for 2012!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Dec 2, 2012 2:39 AM CST
The weather was amazing today. I think it was in the 70s here! Ran around in a shortsleeve t-shirt most of the day, thought about putting on shorts! Where is my snow?

But here's a Kordes' Perfecta to help with the lack of blooms for me!

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Dec 8, 2012 6:51 PM CST
Well, not yet mid December yet but soon. Your rose is lovely. Some of mine are still blooming also.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Dec 9, 2012 1:55 PM CST
What other plant provides flowers 7 months out of the year? I can't think of many! I brought these in yesterday - the last bouquet of the year. Some years my last bouquet is in late October, other years it's in November, but this is the first year that so many blooms continued into December. Talk about a Christmas Rose!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Dec 9, 2012 2:56 PM CST

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And such a nice variety of blooms!
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Dec 9, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Let's see, what's in there:

Vavoom!
Cherry Parfait
Paloma Blanca
Country Dancer
Day Breaker
Peace
Love & Peace
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Iceberg
Queen Elizabeth

America also had some blooms, but they were too high up (at least ten feet) for me to get at them. But now that I think of it, I could have leaned out the window and snipped one or two. Golden Celebration was also in bloom, but a little past its peak to include in the bouquet, as it would have shattered quickly.

And now the long wait till next May begins.

Sigh.
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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Dec 9, 2012 4:39 PM CST
The colors of the birds on the deck are going to have to sustain me till the blooms of next spring arrive.

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Dec 9, 2012 6:18 PM CST
'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter,
Thy leaves o'er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love's shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered,
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Dec 9, 2012 7:35 PM CST

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You know, Mike, I've always loved the song composed on the basis of that poem, especially Deanna Durbin's rendition of it, but I think I've never read all of the lyrics before. They're a little bit sinister. Maybe I've been watching too much TV, but the sentiments expressed strike me as the rationale of those peculiar serial killers known as "angels of death." Crying
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Dec 9, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Oh, my! I never thought of that! However I find I like many songs only until I actually hear and understand their lyrics, so add one more...

The rose bouquet is lovely, though.
Porkpal
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Dec 10, 2012 8:01 AM CST
I always thought the poem was just a metaphor for finishing off the last beer in a six-pack!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Dec 10, 2012 9:22 AM CST
A much more light-hearted interpretation; I like it!
Porkpal
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Dec 10, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Got some snow Saturday night.. was out until 1am and the roads were crappy! Haven't seen a rose bloom in months, but had a vinca blooming last week! Yesterday the high was about 17degs and it was down to 4degs when I got home at 1030pm.. the wind was extremely light, thank goodness, otherwise it would have been brutal.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Dec 10, 2012 2:25 PM CST
That weather sounds aweful, It is about 60 degreees here but that is overly warm for us this time of year. Temps supposed to drop again in the next few days.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Dec 12, 2012 11:28 AM CST
At least Home Depot admits that these are dyed roses! But they're pretty... however, I'd rather spend the $70 on buying rose bushes.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-203523963/h_d2/Produ...
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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: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Dec 12, 2012 11:43 AM CST
They are at least very unusual. I think they are pretty but would never spend the money for cut flowers. I would rather plant something in the garden instead.
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Dec 12, 2012 12:07 PM CST
The worst thing yet is when they sell Poinsettia's spray painted all kinds of garish colors and then add glitter to them. There oughtta be a law....
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
Dec 12, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Calsurf73 said:The worst thing yet is when they sell Poinsettia's spray painted all kinds of garish colors and then add glitter to them. There oughtta be a law....


Let's get a poisonous plant and make it even more dangerous... LOLL but I do think they're pretty.

This is what the "premier" nursery here in the Metro is selling
http://tagawagardens.com/tgpoinsettias.htm

And since we're the home of the Denver Broncos & Tagawa's is the Official Nursery of the Denver Broncos, LOOOOOOOOOOTS of Blue & Orange poinsettas.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Dec 12, 2012 1:33 PM CST
As long as people keep buying, the insult/assault to the poor plants will continue.
Porkpal
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Dec 14, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Remember when PLASTIC flowers were in style ?
When I was kid in the '50's and '60's my mom had this big white milk glass bowl that sat on the dining room table which was filled with hideous plastic football mums. As the seasons changed, she'd swap it out for plastic tulips, daffodils, etc. which were equally as horrific...especially as they faded with each passing year.
I won't even go in to what she had at out at Christmas. Oy vey !
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
Dec 14, 2012 10:09 AM CST
Mike - I do plastic flowers in hanging baskets on either side of my door. Lot cheaper than buying petunias that I forget to water & then they promptly croak. I also switch them out with festive autumn leaves & then plastic poinsettas for Christmas (which reminds me.. I need to do that either tonight or tomorrow).
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats

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