Roses forum: June Parade of Roses in Colorado (finally!!)

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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
Jun 19, 2013 10:59 AM CST
EDIT: changed the names on 2 after digging around & finding their proper tags.

Between a never-ending winter, drought, wind, fire, & now tornadoes (luckily none in my area), I finally have some blooms worth posting!! Yay!! I took all these pictures either last night at dusk or this morning at dawn (only time I have time.. work sucks)

Let's start in the front yard. The miniature bed is in full swing! From Left to Right (as best as I can remember):

Vista (mauve), no-id dp, Incognito (mauve/yellow reverse), Rise n Shine (yellow), Sweet Arlene (very light lilac), Hot Kiss (pink), no-id white, (second photo) Bees Knees (yellow foreground), Heinrich Karsch (background pink), Winter Magic (whitish on the bottom right), (third photo) Heinrich Karsch (background pink), Bees Knees (yellow in front), Herbie (hidden under Bees Knees, bottom left), Winter Magic (whitish on bottom, extra full), white no-id, pink no-id, Vineyard Song (behind pink no-id), Ring of Fire (far right)
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Vista & Rise n Shine
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Ring of Fire & Vineyard Song
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Heinrich Karsch
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Hot Kiss
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Incognito


Now for full-sized roses in the front yard

Heirloom, Intrigue, Cherish
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Betty Boop & Charles de Mills
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RedGold
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Mr. Lincoln, Charisma, Sunny Delight/Escapade


Angel Face, BlueGirl, California Dreamin'


Circus, Ketchup & Mustard, & Koko Loko


Perfume Delight, Montezuma, Sonia


Dick Clark, Scentimental, Voluptuous!


Now for the Back Yard

First, the Pond Area, Neptune, English Perfume
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Blue Girl, Buxom Beauty (blooms the wrong color again?), Cinco de Mayo
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Crimson Gallica, Firefighter, Distant Drums


Halle, Hansa, Florescent Fuscia
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Macho Man, Magenta, Nightingale


Perfect Moment (AGAIN blooming wrong!!) & a friend (first one of the year!)
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Playboy (Crimson Gallica in background), Solar Flash


South Africa


Purple Splash

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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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
Jun 19, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Wow, Toni! Truly a display worth the wait!
Porkpal
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
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CindiKS
Jun 20, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Toni that is incredible! Your roses go from zero to 60 in under 5 seconds, don't they?!
Even more impressive than you growing these in such a harsh climate, is that you work full time and maintain this by yourself. Wow wow wow.
Good show!
Thumbs up Thumbs up Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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 20, 2013 1:14 PM CST
More pictures from this morning. Taken with DH's Sony CyberShot rather than my Rebel.

The full mini bed.
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Golden Masterpiece, Tequila Sunrise, Cardinal Hume


Perfume Tiger, Honey Sweet, Othello


Scentimental, Lavender Dream, Princess de Monaco


California Dreamin', Mardi Gras, Ketchup & Mustard


Sheila's Perfume, RedGold, Escapade


Escapade, Sunny Delight, Vavoom! (with friends!! expand to see them!)
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Orange Velvet, Henry Fonda, Charles de Mills
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Now for the backyard.

Purple Tiger, Florence deLattre, English Perfume


Two different Sterling Silvers, & a Sterling Silver / Singin' the Blues / Midnight Blue
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Dick Clark, (I think) Neptune, Rhapsody in Blue
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White Licorice, Doris Tysterman, Ink Spots


Magenta, Solar Flash, South Africa


Hansa, Nightingale, BlueGirl


Firefighter, New Year, Elle
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Marmalade Skies, Macho Man, Koko Loko


George Burns, Honey Sweet, Crimson Gallica

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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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 20, 2013 1:28 PM CST
CindiKS said:Toni that is incredible! Your roses go from zero to 60 in under 5 seconds, don't they?!
Even more impressive than you growing these in such a harsh climate, is that you work full time and maintain this by yourself. Wow wow wow.
Good show!
Thumbs up Thumbs up Hurray! I tip my hat to you.


*Blush* *Blush* *Blush* *Blush* *Blush* *Blush*

My gardens are my stress relief. When I get home from work, throw out the dogs so they can go pee, then wander around looking at the roses, pulling weeds (and more weeds.. and more weeds.. and more weeds... I swear to friggin cawd that bindweed grows overnight!!! Through the weedblock!!), take pictures.. digging holes & admiring big fat worms... I even have a few resident robins who literally follow me around the yard knowing that I'm going to be disturbing the mulch & that's where the big worms are! I made the mistake early this spring moving some mulch & finding some kind of yucky nasty big white grubs & threw the grubs towards the robins. Now they follow me around almost like a puppy begging for a treat! Or I'll just sit there on the porch (well, I will as soon as the damned painter dude is done painting!!!! Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling ) watching the goldfinches & house finches on the feeders... I love it. But I hate that it's so damned hot right now so I can't really do much until after 7-8pm. Then I'm outside for 2-3 hours (usually until about 10pm where it's just way too dark to do anything), being skeeter food, weeding & watering... but I wouldn't change it for the world. And since I just drove through Eastern Colorado, through half of Kansas (to Hays, then south), through Oklahoma, & down into Texas last Saturday, I don't even want to live in a warmer climate! Too freaking hot & humid! Ugh!!! And windy!! OMG talk about wind!!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Jun 21, 2013 8:58 PM CST
WOW! You have a lot of pretty roses!
Looks like a great rose season for a lot of us! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Jun 22, 2013 11:10 AM CST
WOW you really are growing a lot of roses for your zone. I killed my redgold. It lasted only 2 years. I like the color so much.

What is your secret. Do you do a lot of protection for winter?
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 23, 2013 10:00 PM CST
Cinta - What I do is bury every rose exceedingly deep (the top of the pot if a potted rose a minimum of 2" below the surface level of dirt), mound the excess dirt around the canes so there's a volcano of dirt with the canes being the eruption, and then pile mulch on top of that. A minimum of 2-6" of mulch on every single rose. My yard is nothing but one giant mulch pile for the most part. But, after the mulch decays (2-3 years), the soil is SOOO rich!! And it's taken me at least 5 years of figuring out what I'm doing wrong and what I'm doing right to get them to grow. And even THEN it's still slightly hit & miss. In fact, one rose that I thought I had lost I dug around trying to find the tag.. I have to take pictures tomorrow morning (provided anything's left as we had a couple of VERY strong thunderstorms fly through here this evening), but my Sweet San Carlos (http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.40627) is a blooming idiot!

On a side note, I picked up 4 new roses today. One is definitely marked right.. Eyeconic (which one, I don't remember.. I think Pink Lemonade). The other 3 were actually marked by the nursery as "Mislabeled", so I got 3gal roses for $20, and then 20% off that! *happy dance!!* One was labeled Distant Drums, but I'm 100% sure it's Dolly Parton. Another was labeled JFK and I'm, again, 100% sure that it's Wild Blue Yonder. The last, I'm not too sure on. I was thinking Trumpter, but it has a scent and starts out more pink than orange. I'll take pix tomorrow morning (if anything's left on the bushes due to the storms). Thunder, lightning, winds, rains.. here I am, digging holes & getting soaked through & through putting in these new roses. I wanted to get them in before the rains ended!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
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CindiKS
Jun 24, 2013 7:43 AM CST
What a score, Toni! Hurray!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 24, 2013 8:09 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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 24, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Front Yard is really starting to look the way I envisioned it years ago. I need to retake these pictures as they're too light, but here's my front yard.

Street view
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From my driveway
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My mini bed
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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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 24, 2013 2:00 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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 25, 2013 9:07 AM CST
A couple of shots this morning.. was in a rush.

Gemini, Europeana, Julia Child
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Picante & Sunstruck
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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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 25, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Julia Child is a trouper down here. Wilts a little in drought, but perks right back up and blooms from Spring all the way into December some years.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Roses Ponds Peonies
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CindiKS
Jun 25, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Several years back, I saw a test garden in Oklahoma that had groups of 6-8 of many new roses. It was an extremely hot day, and only one group among 50 or so groups looked happy. I made a note to find that rose. The next year, it was introduced as Julia Child and I bought 3. It still stands out as an exceptional bloomer in extreme weather. Hurray!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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 25, 2013 1:02 PM CST
I bought JC as a boxed bodybag from Costco years ago (.. 2010?). They came in boxes of 2 roses, all certified Weeks roses. I got Tuscan Sun & Golden Celebration, Julia Child & Ebb Tide, Daddy's Little Girl & Ruby Ruby. I've not seen Ruby Ruby since. Golden Celebration, Ebb Tide, & Daddy's Little girl all croaked (but Costco has the awesomest return policy!), but I still have JC, RR, & TS!
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 26, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Some pix from this morning.. taking pictures in the dawn light can be a pain in the butt.

First, roses in the mini bed. That bed is just going crazy!

Ring of Fire (it GLOWS), Vineyard Song, Siena Vigorosa (new from Palatine)


Rosy Dawn, Vista / Rosy Dawn, Bees Knees (HUGE bush for a mini)
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Now for full sizes

Picante, Cardinal de Richelieu, Perfume Tiger


Sundowner, Outta the Blue (this was dead down to the ground due to winterkill), Cardinal Hume (the petals never open.. always stay closed like this)


Honey Sweet, Aromatherapy, Artistry


Koko Loko, Montezuma, Joseph's Coat (buried in a Magic Carpet spirea.. this is supposed to be a climber but has never gotten taller than 18")


Ice Girl, Orchid Masterpiece, & my neighbors' roses. No idea on what they are, but he's ripping them out next week. I would take them if I had a place for them! Such a shame... these roses have to be at least 25 years old.
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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: 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
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jun 26, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Toni you have some really lovely minis. I gave up on growing any; they always got lost in the weeds.
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
Jun 26, 2013 12:33 PM CST
PPal - You should try Bees Knees. That bush is HUGE for a mini. I posted this in the database, but here's a pic of the entire plant. It stands about.. honestly.. 3.5-4ft tall and is about 3 across. It's a little leggy at the bottom, but that's why I have other plants around it (I didn't plan it that way, it just happened).



The other really big mini in the background is Incognito. Again, another huge mini, pretty leggy though. She stands probably about the same size.
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
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Jun 26, 2013 1:03 PM CST
Thanks, I love the name "Bees Knees"!
Porkpal

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