Roses forum: August 2015, Photos and Chat

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 2, 2015 12:13 PM CST

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We have no roses with August in their names, so the thumbnail photo this month is Auguste Gervais. Smiling



Watching for updates on the Palatine website was one of the things we used to do in August. Last year, however, the ordering date was delayed and the site was not updated until the very end of August. I'm not sure what the nursery's schedule will be this year, but I'm anxious to see the selection for next year. I'm still hoping to replace some of my old own-root roses with grafted bushes, so I hope they'll carry some of the older cultivars.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 3, 2015 5:50 AM CST
I'm excited to see the new listing from Palatine too, and intend to order early this year. I've never seen performance from new plants like those I received from them this spring- amazing! We've had a really wet summer which helped too.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 4, 2015 7:42 PM CST

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Currently booming:

Grace
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South Africa
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Molineux
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Jeri Jennings
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Perle d'or
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Summer Song


Caramella
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William Shakespeare 2000
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 8, 2015 12:19 PM CST

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A long branch of Grace was laying almost on the ground from the weight of so many blooms, I propped it on a neighboring daylily. Love the Russian sage blooms with it!
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Rose (Rosa 'Gebrueder Grimm') is in it's third flush, as full as the first one in spring. I wish all roses were like this Kordes bred one. My South Africa is a very close contender for health and repeat, of course it's also a Kordes rose.
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A cool overcast morning.
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Aug 8, 2015 12:33 PM CST
August is glorious at your place Suzanne! And now that I know that is your given name, and a name I've always thought is so lovely, no more calling you Sue. I hadn't realized South Africa is a Kordes rose, going to have to check that one out!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 8, 2015 1:03 PM CST

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nodding

I did a custom search within the rose database one time and used Kordes as hybridizer and I was surprised at some of that I didn't know came from them. Thumbs up
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gemini_sage
Aug 9, 2015 4:08 AM CST
Maybe the beetles are slowing down, they actually let me enjoy some Sunsprite blooms for a couple of days! The Stokes aster is a new addition, as is the pale phlox in the background.
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 9, 2015 4:17 AM CST
'Bremer Stadtmusikanten' (Elegant Fairy Tale)
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The one Kordes rose I have that gets blackspot, a noid coral. It is in a shaded spot which may be the cause, but it's producing some pretty blooms in spite of the BS.
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Another noid Kordes...
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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 9, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Neal, I love your blend of plantings.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 10, 2015 11:46 AM CST
Sprayed the roses again today and fortunately it is not too hot outside. That is great as I always have to put on the long pants, socks and closed shoes. This is a hard job in the heat but not so bad on a lovely day like today. And now I am set for another two weeks hurray!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 18, 2015 12:00 PM CST

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This year I'm going to do some radical pruning. I hardly pruned anything last winter, and now everything's so huge that I can barely walk through the garden without getting scratched.
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Aug 18, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Zuzu, is that a job you can do throughout the winter in your zone? A lot of work regardless, but it would be nice to take it on a bit at a time.

Having had so much rain this summer, the roses have certainly put on a lot of growth so I may be doing some serious pruning too. Of course I'll have to wait and see what old man winter does to them- he may make the decision for me.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 18, 2015 12:32 PM CST

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Yes, Neal, I can work in the garden throughout the winter. Last year we didn't even have any morning frost. It was more like zone 10 here. In the past I've been annoyed when incessant rain keeps me from gardening in the winter, but after three years of drought I won't complain the next time that happens. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Aug 18, 2015 12:33 PM CST

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And I do hope it happens!! nodding
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 18, 2015 6:50 PM CST
zuzu said:This year I'm going to do some radical pruning. I hardly pruned anything last winter, and now everything's so huge that I can barely walk through the garden without getting scratched.


I am a big believer in hard pruning. The roses seem to thrive for it.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 18, 2015 7:30 PM CST

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I'm actually the opposite, Rita. Smiling I think most pruning is unnecessary, and sometimes counterproductive, but I have so many roses packed into so little space that I have to do it sometimes. The hybrid teas get pruned every year, of course, because it produces longer stems for the cut flowers.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 19, 2015 10:43 AM CST
My roses are packed together in my yard. It would be bad if I did not prune a lot and regularly.
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Aug 20, 2015 6:40 PM CST
Neil - Love your Stokes Aster with Sunsprite - great showy color combo!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 21, 2015 3:45 AM CST
Thanks Margie! I've long wanted a garden of blue, yellow, and white, but have finally relaxed and accepted that true blue is just too hard to find in flowers. I'm contenting myself with violet, periwinkle and any shades on the blue side of purple. Since the house is purple, they do look bluer against it.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Aug 21, 2015 10:20 AM CST
Blue is tough. I remember when I first moved here, I wanted to build a pond. I was also attracted to a lot of Monet's paintings in which he used the color blue. At the time the best blues I could find were in irises like "Chivalry". Delphiniums are a good blue and you have the benefit of "pressing" them - they retain the blue color the best in my opinion. True Blue Gentian, Veronica Royal Candles and Rozanne geranium are pretty good too. For shrubs and trees, I like Taube hydrangrea and Blue Atlas Cedar.

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