Roses forum: August Parade, starting to ramp up!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Aug 10, 2010 9:46 AM CST
And the weeds are DEFINITELY ramping up, too. But, without further ado, let's see what the camera caught this morning. We got LOTS of rain last night, so the blooms (what wasn't beat to snot) are definitely sparkly. But, not like Twilight-vampire sparkly.

In the mini bed, the hyssops & agastaches are taking over. But, here and there, there's some roses that are peeking out. Here's Bees Knees, courtesy of Tom's Miniatures.
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Next is some Burlington Roses.. this is Sweet Arlene. Love this rose!
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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
Aug 10, 2010 10:05 AM CST
(Guess there's a limit of 2 images per post?)

Here's Ring of Fire. Wow, talk about a bright rose! Too bad it's the size of a nickel!
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Here's some of the hyssops & agastaches, as mentioned before. And mums. And a red NOID from Walmart. And some empty buckets. And more mums. Oh, and did I mention the MUMS??? They'll be in full bloom in about 3 weeks from now. There's some delphiniums fading in the front and columbines on the right. There's actually 2 non-blooming bigger rose bushes in this mess (Heinrich Karsch & Magma).
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 10, 2010 11:35 AM CST
I love Sweet Arlene too! I think the suggested limit is two pictures across. I don't think it matters how many you add vertically.
Porkpal
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
Aug 10, 2010 11:54 AM CST
Rise N Shine is such a happy yellow rose!
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Ernie is a new one for me.. both of these are Tom's Miniatures.
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Across the way, is Tequila Sunrise/Sunset/sunsomething!
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Next to Tequila Sunblahblah is a Perfume Tiger. I love this natural bouquet! Not bad for a Home Depot rose! :)
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Then, Montezuma is finally going strong. Only took the poor thing 2 years. (I messed with the aperture of the camera to get a non-washed out image)
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Down from Montezuma is Circus, new for this year.
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And down from there is Sunsprite, also new for this year.
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Up & Over from Sunsprite is Oranges and Lemons, which is still mostly oranges and no lemons.
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And, introducing Blue Skies. I adjusted the aperture for this one as well.
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You can see how small the poor bush is. I don't even feel right calling it a rose bush. Sad This is a RU rose that's rated for zone 6, but had winterkill down to the ground, so it grew 100% from roots this year.
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Next to Blue Skies and above Oranges & Lemons 2 roses up is Mardi Gras. So dependable. My first rose from '08.
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Keep going up & there's my Ruby Ruby. I think I'll just leave her there.. I wasn't expecting some of my hyssops to get as big as they have in my mini bed.


Then, going up the row is Sunny Delight. I tried to find happy yellows this year to offset all the "blue" I got. Didn't work, I'm still addicted to the blue roses.
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Keep going up and there's a RedGold. Too bad doesn't stay this pretty for long.
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Where the aspen tree used to be is now my birdbath (that I have yet to see a bird using). Surrounding the old stump are 5 roses, all in the blue family. Two are blooming. This one I know is Blue Girl.
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I *think* that this is Singing in the Rain. I'm not 100% sure. I'll have to dig around & find it's tag.
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And, I believe this is the last photo of the front yard, Picante. Nice bodybag rose from last year. I highly recommend it.
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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
Aug 10, 2010 12:14 PM CST
In the back yard, the weeds have officially taken over. Damned yard, I can weed and weed and weed.. I swear that the weeds just drink RoundUp like it's KoolAid.

However, in my "pond" area, I do have some roses blooming. The only ones going right now is an Heirloom and some Sterling Silvers. So here's the Heirloom. Much lighter than should be.
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And one of the Sterling Silvers.
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And another Sterling Silver.
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And yet another Sterling Silver. I love these roses.. I honestly do.
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Blueberry Hill, what can I say, totally awesome for a King Soopers (Kroger brand grocery store) rose. Just buried in weeds. :(
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Before I messed with the aperture for the front yard, I had taken some pics in the backyard. This is a very washed out Charisma.
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And a No ID. I got this from a neighbor 3 years ago. It's a beautiful rose, definitely a repeat bloomer to beat the band, just not in this picture.
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And after I messed with the exposure time. BIG difference. But last picture of today's parade.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 11, 2010 11:07 PM CST

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Wow! Lots and lots in bloom, Toni. What a great time this is in your garden!
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
Aug 12, 2010 11:54 AM CST
yea, great time to be a grasshopper, a snake, or a weed. Sad Next weekend, though, is Work In The Back Yard NO MATTER WHAT!. I have to get that mulch out of my driveway and onto the roses. I'm expecting a later summer and no frosts until later October, early November (that's what it feels like, a later summer because summer took forever to get going) but I just really want to get that mulch out of my driveway!!

As I mentioned in a different post (I think the Pickering), my Molineux survived! So I'll be getting pictures of her, Hot Princess, maybe Stephen's Big Purple (if a decent bloom), maybe Sir. John Bethelem (sp?).. something like that while we're on the road. I'll have my netbook & aircard, so I should be able to post between Raton NM and Santa Fe, NM. Don't know about the coverage between Trinidad, CO & Raton, NM.
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
Aug 13, 2010 12:24 PM CST
As promised, here are some pictures taht I took last night. I'm actually typing this as DH is driving.. we're somewhere between Raton NM & Las Vegas NM. Not bad signal w/my air card.

Anyways, here Molineux. I apologize if the picture looks crappy, with my screen in the sun, I really can't adjust the brightness or whatever is wrong. Looks like we're coming up on Maxwell, NM.
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That sits in front of my Hot Princess. Both of these are RU roses I believe.
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Up a ways at the beginning of this bed is Barbara Streisand. LGS rose.
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Next to Barbara is Enchanted Evening. This one has been kinda stingy this year with only 1 flush. But that's probably my fault 100%.
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Forgot to put in Shockwave, which is next to Hot Princess. LGS rose.
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Last picture for this set is a beginning bud of Kordes' Brilliance. I don't think that this picture does it justice, really. But it really is very coral-colored. Palatine rose.
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