Roses forum: Just for fun -- upside-down roses

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 3:35 PM CST

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We had a lot of rain yesterday and some of the roses I'd been waiting to photograph are upside-down and soggy today. They do have a special charm, however, especially the bicolor ones, so here are a few of them:

Aloha (the Boerner one)

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Canadian Sunset

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Chic

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Compassion



Emina

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I'll continue these in a second post. The upload is balking.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 3:38 PM CST

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Fire 'n' Ice

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Judy Garland

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Love

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Mystique Ruffles

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Patchwork

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Rainbow Niagara

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 4, 2011 3:40 PM CST
They really look good that way, don't they? It's doubly true of roses that climb arches and pergolas and look down at you from above.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Oct 4, 2011 3:54 PM CST
Now did you send the rain our way? I promise to share w/PPal...
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 4, 2011 4:14 PM CST
I did. It's raining here now, so I'll gladly send more: it's rained three or four times a week since August. The garden is happy, happy. I'm ready for drier weather. Can hardly wait for February.
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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
Oct 4, 2011 4:23 PM CST
I'll trade ya.. I'll take the rain, give you my dry. I can't stand to walk in a grocery store with a wheeled cart any more, I get electrocuted every time I touch anything. And it hurts. My hair is so staticy.. I'm having to use my Static Guard way too early. I'll take ALL your rain.. we're soooo dry here... Sad :( :(
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 4:36 PM CST

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Our rain is an anomaly. We usually don't have rain between April and November. The earliest rain I can remember in past years was on Halloween (I remember feeling sorry for the trick-or-treaters because it caught them by surprise and they weren't dressed for it), but that's practically in November anyway. This was a total surprise. Nice break from watering, though.
Name: Suzanne
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Calif_Sue
Oct 4, 2011 10:14 PM CST

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And we had the last rain late too, June 28th if I remember right, totally out of character. We're usually done by May.

I love hanging rose heads, some of my favorite shots are upside down blooms, nothing from this week though.
I adore that shot of Compassion the best!
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