Roses forum: April 2015 -- photos and chat

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 5, 2015 12:28 PM CST

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How did this happen? Already the fifth of the month and we're still posting in the March thread. We're having some rare rain here today and it's much appreciated. Thank you, Mother Nature!

The thumbnail photo is Easter Basket.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 5, 2015 1:18 PM CST
I posted to the March Thread because I did not see any April thread! Shrug!


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My front yard after pruning down the roses. Really pruned them back something fierce this time because of all the heavy amount of winter damage. This past February was brutal cold here, we had all sorts of record low temps. Plus the snow, the snow stayed and didn't melt until recently.

Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 5, 2015 5:05 PM CST

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It's time for some brainstorming. We will be "Celebrating Roses" the week starting April 25th. We need two or three new articles for that week. Some of the best older articles will be repeated, so we won't need as many as usual.

Some of the topics that haven't been covered yet are: differences in rose fragrance, the most fragrant roses; popular hybridizers (Ralph Moore, the McGredy clan, Pedro Dot, etc.); the rampant spread of rose rosette disease; pros and cons of the craze for Knock Out roses; rain-resistant roses; extending the vase life of roses; thornless roses; and many, many more topics we haven't covered. Once again, I'll beg for an article about rose/clematis combinations.

Remember that the articles ideally should be illustrated lavishly, but if you don't have enough photos of your own, you can use anyone else's from the database or from other parts of the site without asking for permission.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 5, 2015 5:35 PM CST
I hope you get a lot of great articles. I don't seem to have any ideas as of now.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2015 3:48 PM CST

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Too bad, Rita. Maybe you'll think of something.

I have the feeling that most of you are ignoring me and hoping I won't notice. Big Grin

I'll do the Rose/Clematis article. If any of you run across nice pictures of Rose/Clematis combos in the database or forums, please let me know.

@Calif_Sue, @CindiKS, @porkpal, @gemini_sage, can't I persuade any of you to write an article? Maybe on fragrance or on the spread of RRD?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 7, 2015 3:57 PM CST
I've been thinking about it, and thought I had responded. I'll work up something, and let you look it over.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2015 4:40 PM CST

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Great! Hurray!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 7, 2015 5:11 PM CST

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Hilarious! I thought throwing a few photos your way would get me off the hook.
No promises, as work and now potential physical therapy are taking a lot of my time. I may do something simple. nodding
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Apr 7, 2015 6:26 PM CST
LOL Sue!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2015 6:34 PM CST

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Do one on "Extending the Vase Life of Roses," Sue. It's useful information, but there's not much you can say about it. A paragraph or two should cover the topic nicely, and there is a lovely photo of a bouquet in a vase in a prominent spot on the Rosa parent plant page. Big Grin

Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 7, 2015 6:38 PM CST

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Thumbs up nodding
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Calsurf73
Apr 7, 2015 9:57 PM CST
I wish someone would write a short article explaining just exactly WHO Cecile Brunner was !
I've googled the name a million times and have yet to find any info. on who this chick was and why they named a rose after her.

@Rita: How do you get inside those raised beds to tend to your roses ? You must be a tiny lady !
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Apr 7, 2015 11:55 PM CST
@Calsurf73, Mike

According to Modern Roses ll, Cecile Brunner was the daughter of a well known Swiss breeder, Ulrich Brunner.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 8, 2015 10:11 AM CST
I can work on an article on smelly roses... mainly because I love smelly roses.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 8, 2015 10:18 AM CST

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Cool!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 8, 2015 1:37 PM CST
I started pruning my roses 2 weekends ago. I got about 60 of them pruned in the front and have little leaves everywhere! I think we'll actually have a real spring this year! I can't wait for the lilacs to start their show... I'll be doing more pruning this weekend provided I don't get any more snow. My forsythias are in bloom, so it's time, it's time!!! Yay!! Having to prune all the way to the top of the mulch.. really horrific winterkill this year. Those 3 weeks of negative temps we had in Dec really socked it to them. But all that extra mulch I put on them last year (got that 24 cubic yards brought in.. ended up putting most of the roses under a foot of new mulch) saved them all. I didn't find a single dead in the front yard! I still have to go through the roses in the back.. that's where I'm expecting to see the dead ones.. but I need to do a major pruning back there.. everything's winterdead from the mulch up.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Apr 8, 2015 1:46 PM CST
As much as I detested all that snow we got, when the temps reached -18F, it was a life saver! After cutting the dead tops off, most of the roses look like newly installed plants.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 8, 2015 1:49 PM CST
Calsurf73 said:
@Rita: How do you get inside those raised beds to tend to your roses ? You must be a tiny lady !


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! I just climb inand around. True, there is not much room!


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The Iris Reticulata is bllooming around here now. Love these little guys.
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Apr 8, 2015 7:11 PM CST
I've got a cute little garden on our apartment patio and I love it. This week, however, I noticed these, planted at our "LA house," in the mid-nineties! (Our "kids" and new grandchild live there now so I visit often!) No idea what they are except old! And fragrant, nearly wild from continued lack of much attention! (I bet they got a tiny bit of much needed rain last night!)

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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Apr 8, 2015 8:05 PM CST
Pretty rose, Julia!
Zuzu, I'll write on RRD. I've been to plenty of seminars on it, and I've already written a few articles that I can revise and illustrate.
We're getting more storms tonight. We had temps of 29 last week after days in the 80s, and then winds of 85 mph, and the roses I cut back froze! So, I'm cutting back even more now.
we'll my phone's beeping, saying a tornado is nearby. Great...
Toni, here's my current favorite lilac
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