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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 21, 2011 10:00 AM CST
I sit at a breath over 6000ft, so, for most of the country, we're classified as the High Country. Makes for hell in trying to bake a cake.. if you don't add extra flour & water, they always either volcano or sink.

Anyways, I finally finally finally have some blooms worthy of a real parade! Yay for me! Smiling I will need help with one of these roses.. the tag I put faded from the snow. Sad Anyways, these shots are over a 4 day period. I was in the hospital with surgery on Friday the 17th, so I didn't do much, and it rained off & on the whole weekend so everyone's a bit waterlogged. So you'll see pictures from various days.

These are in alphabetical order and not by order of front yard/back yard/side yard. Everything's mulched, so it's harder to distinguish easily anyways. The red mulch will be the pond area. The front yard sits perfect north, the back yard is south & east, and the side is pure west. Side is pretty heavily shaded in the morning, so I think that's why I lost a few there. Sad There are very few shots from the back/side due to me not going out there this weekend much. I'll try to get more tonight depending on how I feel (yesterday I felt like crap).

Blue Bayou - front yard
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Blue Girl - front yard
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Cardinal de Hume - front yard
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Ebb Tide - front yard
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Europeana - front yard
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Gingersnap - back yard
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Golden Masterpiece - front yard
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Intrigue - front yard
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JFK - front yard (one of my oldest roses.. put in '08) so hard to take a picture clearly!
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Mardi Gras - front yard (my oldest rose, planted spring '08)
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Melodie Parfumee - front yard
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Molineux - side yard (excuse my fat paw)
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Montezuma - front yard (this was squished flat last year by felling of my aspen)
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Orchid Masterpiece - front yard (latter pictures are waterlogged)
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Othello - front yard (in the background is Scentimental & Europeana clearly)
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Outta the Blue - side yard (true to color)
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Paw Maw - side yard
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Now this is supposed to be Perfume Delight.. ? - front yard It's pretty waterlogged.. I'll try to get a better picture when I have a new flower bloom. True to color.
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Pure Perfume - side yard (excuse my fat paw again) & one of the pictures the camera thought it was upside down?
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Ring of Fire - mini bed (front yard but separate from main yard)
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Rosy Dawn - mini bed (front yard but separate from main yard)


Sheila's Perfume - front yard
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Shockwave - side yard
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Singin' the Blues - front yard
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Sterling Silver - front yard
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Sterling Silver - pond area (back yard)
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Sunny Delite - front yard
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Tequila Sunrise - front yard (needs to be moved.. too thorny for where it's at!)
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Tuscan Sun
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Now my mystery. The tag faded due to snow washing it away (hand-written tag). I know it's a hybrid tea and I know that it's in "mauve" family, because in this section I put only "blue" roses there. But there are way too many to go through! Any suggestions? Not very thorny, smells spicy.
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porkpal
Jun 21, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Lovely roses! All your TLC is paying off.
I hope you are feeling better today.
No clue on the mystery.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 21, 2011 12:51 PM CST
well, considering this was 3 months ago: http://cubits.org/roses/thread/view/55044/
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zuzu
Jun 21, 2011 7:08 PM CST

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Nice, Toni! Very nice. Everything's taking off beautifully.
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CindiKS
Jun 21, 2011 9:28 PM CST
Enjoyed your parade, Toni! I am amazed at how quickly your roses put up blooms, considering you have not had warmth for that long. Our flush was just a couple of weeks ago and we've been up in 90s for over a month.
Your mystery rose looks halfway familiar to me. I'll check mine tomorrow to see if anything looks just like it.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Jun 22, 2011 9:34 AM CST
More pictures, some of the same roses, some new roses.

Blue Girl & Mr. Lincoln in this shot - back yard.
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Europeana - front yard
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Gingersnap - back yard
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This is supposed to be Hawkeye Belle. I got it from Roses Unlimited last year. - back yard
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Heirloom - front yard
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JFK - front yard (decent shot finally!)
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Koko Loko - back yard
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Kordes Perfecta - front yard
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Mr. Lincoln - side yard


Mardi Gras - front yard
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Melodee Parfume - front yard
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Mister Lincoln (again) - back yard (from first picture in this set)


NoID Orange - back yard I think it's a floribunda.. I got it from my neighbors 4 years ago & he didn't know. I'm thinking maybe Tropicana? Brilliant orange, but no scent.
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Orange Velvet - front yard
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Paradise - front yard
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Paw Maw - side yard. Almost impossible to get a decent shot of this.. I tried! I did the shadow thing, I did the no shadow thing...
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Peach Mini NoID - mini bed (front yard)
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Perfume Tiger - front yard
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Redgold - front yard (I bought 6 of these, only 2 made it Thumbs down )
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Ring of Fire - mini bed (front yard) (great shot I think!)
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Rose Marie Viaud - front yard
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Rosy Dawn - mini bed (front yard)
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Ruby Ruby with Betty Boop - front yard (the purple flowering plant next to is "Purple Rain" salvia)
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Scentsational - mini bed (front yard)
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Sheila's Perfume - front yard (great sunlight shots.. makes her glow!)
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Sonja & Tuscan Sun - front yard (2nd picture Scentimental, Kordes Perfecta, Sunsprite, & Europeana are visible)
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Theresa Bugnet - front yard
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Tuscan Sun - front yard
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zuzu
Jun 22, 2011 4:00 PM CST

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Well, it's not Hawkeye Belle, but it's certainly pretty.

I don't think that's Tropicana. Tropicana's not really brilliant orange. It's more salmon than orange and it has a very strong scent.
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 23, 2011 5:33 PM CST
More pictures.

Blue Bayou - front yard
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Golden Celebration - front yard
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Now this is supposed to be Golden Celebration too.. - front yard (you can see the other Golden Celebration right next to)
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Henry Fonda - front yard
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Julia Child - front yard
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Koko Loko - back yard (now first picture is with regular image but it didn't show the "chocolate milk" coloring, so I fiddled with the camera to get a true-to-color picture)
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Mardi Gras - front yard
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Molineux - side yard


Orange Velvet - front yard


Othello - front yard
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Paw Maw - side yard


Perfume Delight - front yard (this is marked Perfume Delight, but it's definitely not)
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Remember Me - back yard


Scentsational - front yard
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Strike It Rich - back yard
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Sunsprite - front yard
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Twilight Tryst - back yard

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porkpal
Jun 23, 2011 9:32 PM CST
Very nice parade! Wow, Othello is really covered in buds. We'll need another picture as they open - please.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 24, 2011 10:28 PM CST

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Very nice Toni, I can hardly wait to get all mine in the ground and have them take off. I still have to raise some beds and add compost, a little at a time.

That light yellow one doesn't look like Golden Celebration.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 26, 2011 5:45 PM CST
ERk, not Golden Celebration, Golden Masterpiece (I have 3 of them?). Oh well, I don't have Golden Celebration.. tried growing it once and it croaked almost immediately so I decided no on that one. LOL

Anyways, new pictures for today. Today's been a hot as hell day.. in the mid 90s I swear. I had to do some major rework on my mulch (used crappy weedblock fabric which I had to rip all out and put down good weedfabric, and I am suffering from it now with the extreme heat. I was smart and put a bandana around my forehead to capture all the sweat and didn't wear my glasses.. and when I came in about an hour and half later, I was able to squeeze about 1/4 cup of sweat out of the bandana (GROSS!!!). But I did get most of my work outside done before 1pm, and started working on the inside.. I must have been a totally evil person in a previous life because I definitely get NO rest! LOL!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I took some pictures around 11am this morning of some of the nicer looking roses in the side/back yard. The front yard is just totally abloom .. all but 2 roses are actually blooming so it's looking super sweet. But, with the heat of the day, most of the blooms went BLEH so I wasn't able to get a good shot this afternoon of the whole yard. I'm aiming for a whole-yard shot this Wednesday before it hits 100+ on Thursday. So here's some pix. And before anyone comments on how lush & green the foliage looks without a speck of blackspot anywhere.. realize that it's because we haven't had any decent moisture really this year (we're still heavily in a drought) and I haven't watered the yard in over a week. We got some rain last weekend (17-19th) of about an 1"+, but that's almost it for the entire month. So, yes, no blackspot. But at the same time, my water bill is ridiculous.

Betty Boop, Ruby Ruby, Henry Fonda, and various shrubs - front yard
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Blue Bayou - front yard (first 2 are from this morning, 3-5 are from this afternoon)

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Blue Girl & "Blue" noid - front yard
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California Dreamin' - front yard (not a happy rose.. but survived & is now blossoming!)
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Henry Fonda - front yard
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Intrigue - front yard
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Judy Garland - front yard (first 2 pictures are from this morning, next 1 is from this afternoon.. look how orange she got in just 4 hours!)
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Mardi Gras - front yard
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Montezuma - front yard


Oktoberfest - side yard
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Orange Velvet - front yard
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Oranges & Lemons - front yard (first blooms this year, hoping to get some major gorgeous ones like 2 years ago)
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Our Lady de Guadalupe - side yard
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Paradise - front yard (I need to deadhead)
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Pure Perfume - side yard


Scentimental - front yard
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Shockwave - side yard
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Tuscan Sun & Sonia - front yard (last year I didn't like Tuscan Sun at all .. this year, wow!)
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White NoID - back yard (this was labeled Chrysler Imperial.. I know it's a hybrid tea & it smells WONDERFUL!! I had just finished watering this section.)
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Jun 26, 2011 6:25 PM CST
What a lovely parade! I am still impressed by all the healthy foliage. We have had less than two inches of rain since the beginning of February and my roses still have black spot! It is less than usual, however.
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Jun 26, 2011 7:57 PM CST

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It is super sweet, Toni, and just plain exciting! I'm glad Tuscan Sun finally grew on you. I think it's a great rose. Your Orange Velvet looks so beautiful. Look at all of those buds.
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Skiekitty
Jun 29, 2011 10:31 AM CST
Last parade for June.. I doubt I will have anything more interesting to picture tonight or tomorrow (but you never know!) Few new blooms in this series, too. The heat has been oppressive this week, mid to upper 90s, which is miserable due to the altitude. I fed & watered extremely heavy on Sunday, it was cool (mid 70s) on Monday, so everything was ready for this heatwave to roll through (supposed to end on next Tuesday with a week of rain.. but they've been pushing the rain back daily now! Before the weather people said rain on Saturday the 2nd.. now it's all the way to Wednesday before rain???? *cries*). However, I will be watering extensively again this weekend before 4th of July.. I want all my mulch to be soaking wet because I know there will be fireworks going off everywhere and I really don't need my yard full of kindling to go POOF!

Anyways, on to the pictures.

Melodie Parfumee - front yard (with my birdbath.. the birdbath sits on the stump where my aspen used to be.)
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Singin' the Blues - front yard
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Brilliant Veranda - back yard (NEW! Roses Unlimited this year)
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Cafe Ole - minibed (NEW! front yard - thanks Burling!!!)
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Charisma - front yard
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Circus - front yard
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Dolly Parton - front yard (FINALLY! A bloom! This is a 2 year old plant.. put in in '09.. didn't get but 1 bloom last year. She doesn't like the cold.)
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Doris Tysterman - back yard (NEW! From England last year)
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Heirloom - front yard


Joseph's Coat - front yard (what can you expect from a $2.50 bodybag from Big Lots? LOL!)
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A very fried Judy Garland - front yard
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Julia Child - front yard (I think this should be renamed Paula Dean 'cuz of the buttery color and name a wine-colored rose Julia Child LOL)
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Lagerfeld - back yard (this was 90% dead last year when it was in the front yard.. it used to sit next to Strike It Rich and so I moved it to the back w/SiR)
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Magenta - back yard (NEW! From Palatine)
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Magic Carosel - minibed (NEW! From Burling)
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Mardi Gras - front yard (I'm going to rename this one Old Faithful)
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Maw Paw - side yard (before the heat fries this beautiful bloom)
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"Chrysler Imperial" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing - back yard
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Oktoberfest - side yard (true to color)
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Orange Velvet - front yard (not very climbing.. tallest it's ever gotten was about 4')


Othello - front yard (instant bouquet!)


Perfume Tiger - front yard (also an instant bouquet)
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Picante - front yard (I love this rose)
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Pure Perfume - side yard
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Purple Heart - front yard
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RedGold - front yard (not happy with this rose.. I have 2 that survived. I probably won't shovel prune them, but I just am disappointed in them)
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Rosy Dawn - minibed (true-to-color)


Sheila's Perfume - front yard
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Strike it Rich - back yard
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Sunny Delite - front yard (too bad these shatter so easily)
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Tequila Sunrise - front yard (ridiculously large instant bouquet)
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Vista - minibed
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Wildfire - side yard (true to color)
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2011 2:52 PM CST

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Well, it just gets better and better, Toni. You certainly do make the most of your short growing season.
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Skiekitty
Jun 29, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Zuzu - became incredibly depressed last night. Had to go to Wallyworld rather late (930) and when we pulled into our driveway, looked up into the stars like I always do. Saw Scorpio (my astrological sign). That means that I'm half-way through my growing season. That sucks big donkey pelotas. Sad Seems like I just got started and it's almost half way done??? Sad Sad Sad
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zuzu
Jun 29, 2011 4:49 PM CST

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Well, here's hoping you come into a large pile of money and can build a big greenhouse for off-season gardening.
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Calif_Sue
Jun 30, 2011 12:40 PM CST

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Now there's an idea!
Great to see so many new ones Toni, loved your Julia Child comment but don't you know that she was an avid fan of butter?! So the name does fit. Rolling my eyes.
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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!
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Skiekitty
Jun 30, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Sue - Never watched either her or Paula. Don't watch any television at all (haven't been "on the grid" since Nov 2010) and my mom didn't watch cooking shows when I was growing up & Julia was on TV. Just knew that she liked to sample her "cooking" wine a little too much and that she was a hoot to be around.
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
Jun 30, 2011 5:29 PM CST
OK, I lied. When I got home I noticed that some of my perspective buds had opened, so I just had to snap them. Camera battery was DOA, so I used my phone. For the most part, these are all true-to-color.

Brilliant Veranda - back yard (NEW! Roses Unlimited)
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Cafe Ole - minibed (NEW! Burlington Roses)
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Magenta - back yard (NEW! Palatine)
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Magic Carosel - minibed (NEW! Burlington Roses)
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Solar Flash - back yard (NEW! Palatine) true-to-color!!
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White Licorice - back yard (NEW! Garden Valley)
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