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Name: Zuzu
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May 1, 2015 7:05 PM CST

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The first flush is almost finished in my garden, the black spot has almost disappeared now that temperatures are climbing, I have very little sawfly damage, and the rose weevils are much less conspicuous this year. A great year, all in all.

The gorgeous thumbnail photo is May Queen. What a fabulous rose!

Name: Porkpal
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May 1, 2015 9:23 PM CST
May Queen is, indeed, a fabulous rose!
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 2, 2015 6:24 AM CST
I think I need May Queen! Absolutely glorious!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2015 8:01 AM CST
May already and April just flew by!

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 2, 2015 9:50 PM CST

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Roses are at peak bloom, it's a riot of color.
First row taken from my upstairs balcony.

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The digiplexis is fully open now and I want more! Lovey dubby
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Rose (Rosa 'South Africa')
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Rose (Rosa 'Cinco de Mayo')
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Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes')
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Rose (Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton')
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#1 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Aloha') on the right.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Jacob's Robe') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Grace') in center, Pirate Ahoy iris in foreground, iris Connection behind it.
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#1Left, Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), center Rose (Rosa 'Molineux') and Rose (Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'), which I may remove. Not working for me.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'South Africa'), white Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes') in the back, gold shrub is Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Santana'), the grey foliage with fuchsia blooms is self seeded Rose Campion (Silene coronaria), small gold shrub is Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana').
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#1 Yellow rose is Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), shrub behind bench Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata Sundance) and the tall salvia in the back with huge blooms is Blue Anise Sage (Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue'), lavender clematis 'Romona'. Fur baby is Kasey, looking for that lizard she saw zip under the plants.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') in foreground, at her base is Clematis (Clematis Josephine™) and Clematis (Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'). Rose (Rosa 'Gebrueder Grimm') coral red rose, and blue blooming shrub is Ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado') '
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 2, 2015 10:16 PM CST

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Sue, everything looks fabulous! The peak happened in April for me this year because I didn't prune anything. Now I'm spending my days deadheading in preparation for the next flush.

I know what you mean about the Digiplexis. Yours looks great! I have only one that looks like yours, but I have five more that will reach their full potential next year. I wish I had 10 more. Smiling
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
May 2, 2015 10:22 PM CST
Sue, your roses are beautiful.

My roses are just starting to pop. No photos, yet.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 3, 2015 6:30 AM CST
Sue, everything looks amazing!
"...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
May 3, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:Roses are at peak bloom, it's a riot of color.
First row taken from my upstairs balcony.

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The digiplexis is fully open now and I want more! Lovey dubby
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Rose (Rosa 'South Africa')
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Rose (Rosa 'Cinco de Mayo')
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Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes')
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Rose (Rosa 'Lady Emma Hamilton')
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#1 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Aloha') on the right.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Jacob's Robe') on left, Rose (Rosa 'Grace') in center, Pirate Ahoy iris in foreground, iris Connection behind it.
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#1Left, Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), center Rose (Rosa 'Molineux') and Rose (Rosa 'Hot Cocoa'), which I may remove. Not working for me.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'South Africa'), white Rose (Rosa 'Sally Holmes') in the back, gold shrub is Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii 'Santana'), the grey foliage with fuchsia blooms is self seeded Rose Campion (Silene coronaria), small gold shrub is Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis 'Aurea Nana').
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#1 Yellow rose is Rose (Rosa 'Graham Thomas'), shrub behind bench Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata Sundance) and the tall salvia in the back with huge blooms is Blue Anise Sage (Salvia coerulea 'Costa Rica Blue'), lavender clematis 'Romona'. Fur baby is Kasey, looking for that lizard she saw zip under the plants.
#2 Rose (Rosa 'Teasing Georgia') in foreground, at her base is Clematis (Clematis Josephine™) and Clematis (Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'). Rose (Rosa 'Gebrueder Grimm') coral red rose, and blue blooming shrub is Ceanothus (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'El Dorado') '
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It is so beautiful at your garden. I wish I could visit and just wander around to see everything.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 3, 2015 11:34 AM CST

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Thanks Rita!

A few shots from this cool overcast morning, lots of heavy dew, the plants love it.

Cafe
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Sweet Dream
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Vesper
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And I could take hundreds of pictures of Helen Hayes! Lovey dubby
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Jacob's Robe
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Polka
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Ghislaine de Feligonde is loaded with buds, as usual, and is just starting to bloom. It, and Molineux, are the only ones hit by the rose weevils this year, first time for Ghislaine. I have been hand picking them every day and picking off the blooms with holes, I think it made a pretty good impact and the damage is minimal. The roses that were their usual targets in the past seem fine this year. As Zuzu said, less conspicuous this year.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 3, 2015 3:12 PM CST
Hurray for me getting the roses sprayed today. Should have been done already but now at least I can keep to my schedule all summer and have nice clean foliage. This was the first spraying of the year. The roses are really short (REALLY short) so it wasn't too difficult to do.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 3, 2015 9:45 PM CST

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Zuzu, have you ever seen Polka that pink? Blinking
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zuzu
May 3, 2015 10:00 PM CST

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No, Sue. I've seen it fade to almost white, but even then the remaining color is more melon-orange than pink.



Are you sure some other rose didn't sneak into the photo, the way Helen Hayes once did? Big Grin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2015 12:07 AM CST

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No, this one is off by itself. That mix-up was when I had all my pots sitting together when we first moved here.

It has the shape and size of Polka, both in bloom and the plant growth and I saw it bloom last year and it was much lighter. I didn't take a picture of it then as it wasn't a nice enough bloom, being one of the first ones after planting.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 4, 2015 12:23 AM CST

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It's probably a temporary aberration like your pink Lady Emma Hamilton this year. Wait until it blooms some more.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2015 12:55 AM CST

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This is the third bloom so far, same coloring. Maybe once it warms up more it will peach up. nodding
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
May 4, 2015 11:26 AM CST
I'm gonna stop coming here. This is sad. Y'all have gorgeousness and this is what I have.

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/844964/
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Skiekitty said:I'm gonna stop coming here. This is sad. Y'all have gorgeousness and this is what I have.

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/844964/


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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
May 4, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Sorry Toni, looks like winter took its toll on everything else too (not just the roses). Go to the garden center, and get something with some blooms to lift your spirits and brighten things a bit- that's what I always do when feeling defeated. Gosh, I must feel defeated or depressed a lot, LOL.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 4, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Neal - Went to 2 different nurseries yesterday. Bought almost nothing. Prices on plants this year are ridiculous. $15 for a 1 quart plant? $40 for a rose? $60 for a 1/2" caliper tree? But this is my yard EVERY spring.
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