Roses forum: With some beautiful rain comes beautiful blooms

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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
Sep 23, 2010 10:30 AM CST
Last night, I found my camera, so decided to take some slightly wet shots. First rain we've had this month, and it was more of a heavy mist than a rain. But at least it washed most of the bugs off my van.

Ring of Fire shocks the camera too much when I take a true-to-color picture. So here's a washed out version that's clear.
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So here's the shocked version. True-to-color. I'll try to get a clearer shot tonight when I get home.
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Going through the minis, here's Rise 'n' Shine. Nice one from John's Miniatures.
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Camera didn't want to do a closeup of Vista, but this color is to die for.
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Where my aspen used to be I made that into a birdbath area. I surrounded the bird bath with, yup, you guessed it, blue roses. Wow, what a concept, huh. Here's Angel Face.
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Around the other side is Singing the Blues. I need to transplant this I think to where I misplanted Sheila's Perfume.
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Closeup of the one bloom that's nodding down. True to color.
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Dolly Parton is giving me another rose.. She's awfully stingy with her blooms. I may move her to a different spot & put someone more giving there. Bad closeup.
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Sonia fully opened up while I was at work. So here's a double bloom.


Julia Child.. yummy as always. Looking at this rose I can almost hear her talking about using real butter and rum..
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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
Sep 23, 2010 11:24 AM CST
As I had mentioned in a different thread, Perfume Tiger is going strong.
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Kordes Perfecta is a gorgeous blossom.. it really is.
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But, that (IMO) pales compared to a perfect Paradise. I just hope that it opens to all it's promise.
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And, of course, Mardi Gras just goes on like the party it is!
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I know that these are not roses, but my Purple New England Asters that I got at Home Depot for $2.50/pot (5 pots.. miscounted) are doing wonderful! :)
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Heading into the back yard, only thing on the east side blossoming right now is the pond area. South side of the ponds.
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North side of the ponds. The honey suckle here took a major beating, as did the delphiniums. Crying
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One of the Sterling Silvers has a perfect start.
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And one of the Stainless Steels is fading fast into oblivion.
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Now to the West Side of the house. This is what it used to look like when we bought the house. This is looking northbound towards the garage door.
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And this is what that area looks like now. This is looking south from that door in the above picture.
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This is where my Outta the Blue, Pure Perfume, and others are at. Right now, all that's blooming is Wildfire. Here's a true-to-color picture. Wow!
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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
Sep 24, 2010 12:54 PM CST
I had to take some more pictures this morning. The sun was unclouded and I got some pretty nice shots I think.

Ring of Fire. Name says it all. Unshocked, true-to-color
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I think that this is Tequila Sunset. I know it's Tequila something or another.
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Perfume Tiger. Yum!
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Montezuma is a gorgeous rose. He's survived my incompetence, being froze, then being squished by a falling tree. And is STILL giving me blossoms!
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Purple Heart is starting up again. Not as purple as I was hoping, but still beautiful!
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Joseph's Coat is just so interesting on how it changes constantly!
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And here's a decent Dolly Parton.
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Paradise DID live up to it's promise of beauty.
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I took a couple of good pictures of Vista last night. And then again this morning. I love this rose.
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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

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