Roses forum: Introducing myself

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Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Dec 29, 2018 4:42 PM CST
I just discovered this site, and can see that there are several of you from the Gardenweb Forum. I'm Sara-Ann on there.

I've been growing roses for a little over thirty years and while I used to grow mostly Hybrid Teas, with an occasional Floribunda, I'm now growing more types, and I enjoy them all. I still have more HT's though.

Some of my favorites are LIEBESZAUBER, BEVERLY, TIFFANY,, PINK PEACE, SUNSPRITE, MME ERNEST CALVAT, ALOHA and many, many more! Haven't figured out yet how to put a caption with the picture.








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SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Dec 29, 2018 4:55 PM CST
I'm sort of here under the radar Sarah Ann! I love your Aloha and wouldn't mind seeing more of it. Mine is yet to go in the ground but I do like it.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Dec 29, 2018 5:04 PM CST

Moderator

Welcome, Merlena. Hope you'll be very happy here. Your photos are lovely. Please don't hesitate to ask questions about the workings of the site. If you know the names of the roses in your photos, you can add them to the database, which will turn your photos into windowbox frames with the name included. Just click on your photo in this thread to enlarge it, then click on the blue icon in the middle of the bottom of the frame. That will take you to a new page asking for the name of the plant. Just follow the instructions to import the photo. Your proposal will have to be approved by a moderator, but that shouldn't take too long.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Dec 29, 2018 5:40 PM CST
Pleased to see you. Whereabouts do you garden?
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Dec 29, 2018 11:49 PM CST
Good to see your beautiful roses Sara Ann or should I call you Merlena ?
As usual your roses are stunning
Kris
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Dec 30, 2018 1:53 AM CST
I wish you would keep the name Sara Ann...I'm going to forget (very quickly Hilarious! ) that you're Sara Ann. Smiling Group hug Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!!! Group hug

Is the yellow rose you posted Sunsprite? I didn't realize its flowers could look that well formed. Gawjus!!! Can you list the names in the order of the roses you've posted? Those are some super delicious rose pictures!! Hubba hubba!! Smiling
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Dec 30, 2018 7:25 AM CST
Thank you everyone! Vaporvac, I'm hoping my Aloha does good in 2019 so I can post some new pictures of it.

Zuzu, thanks so much, hopefully I can get it all figured out.

Jerijen, I live in North Central Oklahoma, about 60 miles west and a little north of Tulsa.

Kris and Carol, just keep calling me Sara Ann.

The roses in order are Liebeszauber, Pink Peace, Sunsprite, Tiffany, Beverly, MME Ernest Calvat, and Aloha.

Carol, yes the yellow one is Sunsprite, the blooms can be quite lovely, and they're so fragrant. All of these varieties are fragrant, but Liebeszauber is more fragrant when the temps are cooler.

Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Dec 30, 2018 5:51 PM CST
MGKing and Kristinelego, what roses are those in your profile pictures? Thanks
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Dec 30, 2018 6:16 PM CST
Those are Belinda's Dream blooms, another favorite!
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Dec 30, 2018 9:54 PM CST
Why can't I see the profile pictures? I'm signed in.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Dec 31, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Welcome Sara Ann! Is that beautiful rose going up the trellis, Aloha?
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Dec 31, 2018 5:29 PM CST
Mustbnuts, thank you! Yes, that is Aloha.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Dec 31, 2018 5:51 PM CST
Belinda's Dream....wow!!! I gave mine away...it never looked that beautiful!! Lovey dubby
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Dec 31, 2018 7:34 PM CST
Welcome Sarah Ann! I am Boncrow66 on garden web, I think you will like it here. And as usual your roses are beautiful!
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Dec 31, 2018 7:55 PM CST
Carol, I love Belinda's Dream, most of the time. Occasionally, when there has been lots of rain, the blooms ball up, that hasn't been a big issue though, usually they're gorgeous!
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Thank you RosesnTx - I'm liking it so far, glad to know you're on here too. I had no clue about this site, but glad I found it.

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Dec 31, 2018 9:10 PM CST
Sara Ann - wowza!!!! Lovey dubby That's a gorgeous shrub!!! I seem to recall that I didn't get a single bloom in 2 years... If It had been like yours...well different outcome, that's for sure! What do you think of the fragrance?
Sooo beautiful!
Carol
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Dec 31, 2018 9:12 PM CST

Moderator

What a wonderful photo, Sara Ann. I love the healthy foliage!
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Jan 1, 2019 12:00 AM CST
I'm glad you found this site too! You will see some familiar "faces" here. You have one of the prettiest Belinda's Dream too. And I also love seeing your Souvenir da la Maisson, you truly have a knack for growing some gorgeous roses and I'm looking forward to seeing you post lots of pics!
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Jan 1, 2019 5:53 AM CST
Thanks again everyone! Carol, my BD has only a light fragrance, but I think it's more fragrant for most.

Zuzu, I'm glad the foliage on this one stays clean for the most part, especially since I don't spray.

Bonnie, I've missed communicating with my fellow rose enthusiasts, thank you for the kind words. I feel like I'm still a novice compared to some of you, I've learned so much from so many though. It makes growing roses more enjoyable than ever.

Some Souvenir de la Malmaison blooms just for you! I love that rose too.




Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Jan 1, 2019 1:15 PM CST
Oh my goodness.....be still my heart. I love SDLM too and very sad to say a armadillo killed mine at the end of summer by rooting around it looking for worms and whatever else they eat, I tried to trap the damn thing but never could. I will definitely be replacing SDLM this spring. It's my most favorite rose!

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