Roses forum: April 2019 -- Photos and Chat

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 7, 2019 5:17 PM CST
Amanda, I think your block remedy is clever. I have done similar (less decorative) things with rocks and sticks when planting on a slope.
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Apr 7, 2019 5:35 PM CST
Shyam, congrats on your first bloom of the season! That rose is gorgeous!!

I am so happy to hear other people say they don't plant like colors together! I've always done that and some people (on other sites) think that's weird. That the colors will clash and it's too chaotic, etc. So many of them only plant one color or a specific color scheme. I keep saying that Mother Nature mixes all the colors together all the time and everyone oohs and aahs over her beauty!

That being said, I do seem to lean toward the blends, reverses and bi-colors. I like the way they offer such a variety each bloom. I have a spread sheet I keep with my inventory and it lists colors and I also find I lean toward the orange, apricot, peachy colors. The least are white because, as a rule, they don't do well for me. Most whites have thin petals and tend to ball up and not open in my high humidity on the lake shore. I've tried a couple that seemed thicker petaled but, alas, they weren't very hardy either. Most of the white I have are red and white bi-colors like Love and Double Delight.

J, I'm interested in how people get that copyright on their photos too. Can anyone help us?
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Apr 7, 2019 5:37 PM CST
Go to your profile page, go to site preferences and about halfway down it will say add watermark to uploaded photos. Pick the one you want and if you find you don't like it, you can change it.
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Apr 7, 2019 5:51 PM CST
We had a terrible storm the night before our planned party for 50 guests on the weekend. These blooms on Wollerton Old Hall were all that was left.
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My favourite tree went too.
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It used to give contrast to my sunsets.
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Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Apr 7, 2019 6:09 PM CST
@Calsurf73: Like you, I started with five roses last summer as well. And the rest...you get the picture Hilarious!
My partner says I should sign up for Rose Anonymous to battle my new addiction. If you're planning on getting South African Sunbelt, I'd suggest getting it from the Palatine nursery. All the roses arrived in good condition with great rootstock.

@Canadian_Rose and @SeilMI: Thanks! All the roses I got from Palatine nursery are appearing to be vigorous growers. Fingers crossed, I could expect for a decent amount of overall blooms in the backyard this season.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2019 6:12 PM CST

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Lola, that's so sad about the tree. It did look lovely with that sunset in the background.

Yay, Seil. I also believe that nothing in nature clashes.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Apr 7, 2019 6:35 PM CST
OK, Ginny, let's see if it worked!

This is one of the roses I bought today.

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Yeah! It did! Thank you!

Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Apr 7, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Shyam, beautiful photos of your first bloom. Very nice.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 7, 2019 7:07 PM CST
Lola, how sad to lose a great old tree! The rose blossoms will be back , but a tree is like a lifetime companion
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Name: J
Phoenix, AZ
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GrowNRepeat
Apr 7, 2019 7:21 PM CST
I do like peaches and apricots, Rose_Guy1127 bloom would make a tasty sorbet and sherbet.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 7, 2019 8:51 PM CST

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Wow, that South African Sunbelt is just stunning, my kinda color! But I need more than one to a stem! Hilarious!
I lean toward apricot, peach and sunset colors, with a few deep purples mixed in, never cared for pink but I do add a few.
My rose list shows where my garden colors lean!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 7, 2019 9:54 PM CST

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Sue, you already have it. It's South Africa.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 8, 2019 1:26 AM CST

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Hilarious! no wonder I liked it, don't recognize it by that South African Sunbelt name and mine never looked that fat and fluffy!
I noticed some post images more yellow, mine will be a bit yellow sometimes, thankfully most of the time it reminds me of orange juice. It's one of the most healthiest looking plants with it's dark green leaves, as are many of the Kordes roses.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Apr 8, 2019 1:34 AM CST
Lola - !!! - that was a horrible storm...I can 't believe it toppled that huge tree! Maybe the tree was very old and would have died anyway, so it was easy for the storm to topple it??? Anyway, wow! Sad And it's too bad that you didn't have a lot of roses for your party.

Sue - those are incredible bush shots of South Africa!! Wow!! Hurray!

Seil - those are huge canes!!

Shyam - you started with 5 roses...how many do you have now, a year later?

California Mike - You've got a lot of roses...but you've got a ways to go to catch up to some of the people here....keep going! Whistling Hilarious!

J - sure, no worries. Thumbs up





Name: John
Wales
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Meandmyroses
Apr 8, 2019 2:04 AM CST
pepper23 said:I like most colors and since I have limited sun and limited space because of the sun I decided I really wanted my area to be colorful so I try to make sure each rose back there is a different color and no 2 colors next to each other.

My favorite color is probably a dark red but I like almost all of them.


Hi Amanda
I agree two reds together, one will outshine the other.
Many years ago when I started out with roses in my home garden, l planted an ovel shaped bed of ten or so Ernest Morse my all time favorite rose.
Velvety red with a wonderful scent.
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John
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Apr 8, 2019 6:25 AM CST
Amanda, I think your use of the blocks is a very clever way to deal with a difficult situation. Good for you and your rose looks great for your innovation. Congrats!

Shyam, what a perfect first rose of the season! I anticipate there will be many more in your (and vicariously ours) future! Well done!

Sue, thank you for answering my imperfect question, perfectly! I appreciate it very much. Hopefully videos of my garden will be coming in the future that I can post on here.

Lola, Nooooooooooo! Your tree is gone! What a storm! We will miss it in your future pictures. So sad. Sorry about your blooms not there as well for your party. Your Wollerton Old Hall looks beautiful. Love the color and I am not into orange roses.

Glad the question about the copyright was answered for folks. I just saw a picture of my Peppermint Parfait floating around on the internet, yesterday when I googled Zalud House Striped Rose. Needless to say, they are not one and the same rose. Still looking for a picture of that rose as I had never heard of it before. There is nothing on HMF on it either. I am assuming it comes from the Zalud House in Porterville but who knows?

John, I also looked up Ernest Morse rose and it is a beautiful Kordes rose. Not available in the US unfortunately, like a lot of the Kordes roses. Kordes breeds beautiful and healthy roses. I wish we were able to get more of them over here.

Favorite color of roses for me????? Has to be striped! I could also go bicolored as well. I tend to avoid oranges and yellows because they look "warm" to me and it is so hot here in the summer. Last thing I need is a hot colored rose. I also stay away from white roses. Not because I don't like them--I do. I stay away from them because I have a white vinyl fence surrounding my property and white anything gets lost in it. If I take the time and energy to grow something, I want myself and folks to be able to see it!

I am trying something a bit different this year with my feeding schedule for my plants and roses. I normally (at least for the past couple of years--my garden is one big continuous experiment to me) have only fertilized in the spring and, if I have the time, in the fall (and if the weather is cool enough). I am hoping to break it down into thirds this year. Early spring/late winter (at least winter for us in this zone--end of Feb beginning of March) and then mid spring--very light feeding (early to mid April depending on the time of the first feeding but roughly six weeks from that time--give or take). I did use alfalfa meal this year as well as ground up stinky neem seed in addition to my organic fertilizer and compost. I know that is lots of nitrogen this year but I have not given them much nitrogen in the past few years and I have noticed not a lot of new growth as a result. This has really been true for my citrus trees.

This year, I see lots of new growth on my plants. Could it be the increase in nitrogen--possibly. Could it be the increase in the long spring and rain? Possibly. Will probably never know. However, I have lots of flowers ready to burst, which is a good thing. I finally have flowers on my lemon and I believe some coming on blood orange tree for the first time! I might even get my Golden Nugget Mandarin to bloom as well. I have had all those trees for the past five years (and they were three years old when I got them) and have had nada, nothing from them all this time. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep the citrus psyllid and citrus leaf miner away from them. I am like a mad scientist out there with my hand lens looking at those new growth leaves (where they feed and lay their eggs) every day. I should probably put down some more need meal or the oil as the stench is enough to keep anything away! However, our weather is officially in the 80's or so now, so it is too late for the neem oil at least.

When I was out working in the yard, last night, I noticed my bud starting to open on Candice. She is having ruffled blooms this year (well at least one!). She is stunning! I will try to get a picture in later this morning. What a rose she is! I think she is still under patent otherwise I would give one of them to Burling so she could propagate it and sell it here in the US. I am so glad to have gotten this rose, when I had that chance. I regret not getting Just Imagine when I had the chance. Unfortunately, it is not available anywhere here in the US or Canada, where I could get my hands on it. Don't know if Beth's survived the fire or not. Sigh!
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Apr 8, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Oh, I really hope you get some fruit on your trees! And I hope the blossoms have lots of fragrance on your trees! Yes, please show us a picture of your Candice when you get a chance. Green Grin!
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Apr 8, 2019 3:47 PM CST
We hit 72 today and the long range forecast doesn't show any nights below freezing so we took the opportunity to pull some of the leaves off the rose pots. We got about half way and so far everyone has shown some signs of life! I'm thrilled!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Apr 8, 2019 5:48 PM CST
Hurray! AWESOME!!! That's so exciting! Spring is such a great season!
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Aerith
Apr 8, 2019 10:52 PM CST
Lola, I'm sorry for your tree. It looks pretty and has a profound impact in that picture you took. I think it'll be living in your heart for a long time.

Several days ago we had a strong wind and heavy rains here. Today I found three medium size branches of the walnut tree were broken and fell down in the steep slope. Some new growth of roses were blown away as well. However, they are growing more now! This is the time that I feel plants are tougher than I am. They don't moan what they have lost. They just continue growing for now and the future.

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