Roses forum: Photos and chat, February 2012

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 1, 2012 7:43 PM CST

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Hey, it's already February.

It's been so cold here that I'm still only beginning to prune my roses.

The thumbnail rose this month is Anne Boleyn, an Austin shrub.

Sad news from Dave's Garden: PaulfromAl, whom many of you will remember from the DG Rose Forum because of his beautiful garden, his many funny stories, and his touching adoration of his pretty wife Linda, died on January 26th. Here's the link in case you still have access to DG:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1240371/

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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Feb 1, 2012 10:37 PM CST
That's really sad news. He wrote great stories and was a funny guy, for sure.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Feb 3, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Toni, are you getting clobbered with snow today?
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Feb 4, 2012 8:38 PM CST
What a miracle. We got 3" of rain yesterday. It came down slow and soft, and get this--the day before was really warm so I went out and mulched all the beds that weren't already mulched. I had been to a day long seminar on building Rain Gardens, and someone mentioned that rain was in our forecast, so I washed my car on the way home. That always cinches the deal. We did lose power for about 6 hours when lightning struck the local substation. Kinda strange getting lightning and thunder without extreme wind. Strange for Kansas, anyway.
Getting rain sure beats having to drag all the hoses out of storage. What a break for us.
We have had no snow, and the December 20 rain was the only one we have had since early fall.
The warm winter has given me lots of opportunities to pull out all the trees and shrubs that died in the summer heat and drought. I'm really looking forward to getting my orders from Palatine and Austin.
Maybe, just maybe I'll get to go back to California in April (for the iris nationals) and we'll tour really nice rose gardens! And do some rose shopping....and iris shopping, of course. Lovey dubby
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Feb 4, 2012 9:23 PM CST

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That is sad news about Paul, he was a great story teller and had a funny sense of humor.

Gorgeous shot of Anne Boleyn Zuzu!!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 4, 2012 10:49 PM CST

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Thanks, Sue. The longer I garden, the more I appreciate David Austin roses. They never disappoint me.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 4, 2012 11:34 PM CST
It snowed here for about 37 hours straight (see my thread here: The thread "Jan 24th.. what wild weather do you have in store for us?" in Roses forum as I updated it there w/pix). We got about 18" straight w/o the winds blowing the snow into drifts. Luckily I know how to drive in the snow, so this didn't slow me down at all. I shoveled my entire driveway (about 12' x 20') into my yard.. I can't see letting all that free moisture go to waste in the street!! I walked over to the mailbox earlier this evening to check my mail (it came through around 6 tonight) and the road is a solid sheet of ice. It's supposed to go down to 5 degrees tonight.. yay... but next weekend it's gonna shoot back up into the 50s! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 5, 2012 7:42 AM CST
I always found that, when I lived in snowy New England, it only helps a little to be good at driving in the snow when you are surrounded by idiots who are clueless.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 5, 2012 10:52 AM CST
PPal - well, with all the people from warmer states who flocked to CO in the past 5 years because of the crashes in their various states not knowing how to drive in snow, I guess that would teach ya too. Smiling It's 30 degs already at almost 10am, so I am hoping that it'll get a wee bit warmer & melt some of the ice off the side roads. The main roads are probably already dry, but the side roads are still snowy icy yuck.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Feb 9, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Nothing much going on around here lately. I am so ready for spring!
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Feb 9, 2012 5:33 PM CST
We're getting our first snow of the season right now, but it's too warm to stick. Lotsa big pretty flakes falling, though. Forecast said 10% chance of any precipitation, so I guess I'm in the lucky 10% part of town!
Hurray!
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
Feb 9, 2012 6:37 PM CST
it's supposed to snow here tonight I think they said 1/2 inch to 1 inch but it sure is windy and cold ;0(
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2012 9:08 AM CST
Last time they said a dusting to 1/2" we got 4", but it all melted away. Chance of more snow today/tomorrow. Of course it's gonna snow tomorrow - I got plans!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 10, 2012 2:19 PM CST
First daffoldil blooms of the year just started around here. Very early this year as usually at least another month before they show up. In fact most are just breaking ground like in my first picture.


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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Way to go Rita! I'd love to see some other spring-time blooms.. all I have is 2'+ snow in my front yard. That's OK.. the lilacs are gonna be spectacular this year! And so won't my irises too!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
Feb 10, 2012 6:38 PM CST
well we got the 2+ inches of snow on top of the ice on the roads and theres a 60 car pile up on I 75 with traffic backed up for about 25-30 miles was a LONG 3 Mile drive home here so I am ssooo glad I live out in the boonies Hurray!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Feb 10, 2012 6:51 PM CST
ho CRAP!! Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking
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Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
Feb 10, 2012 7:01 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 10, 2012 7:18 PM CST
We might get some snow overnight and tomorrow. They were still too vague exactly about how much.
Name: Gloria Levely
Sanford Mi. (Zone 5b)
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glevely
Feb 11, 2012 5:02 AM CST
just found out my daughter was stuck in the traffic back up from the accadent on I 75 ( glad I diden't know that at the time ) for 5 hrs. poor baby girl

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