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AnnKNCalif
May 26, 2019 12:42 PM CST
It's been a weird spring with tons of rain and a weak sun. Many of my roses could use deadheading now but some are still hanging on. Here are the last blooms.

William Shakespeare 2000 is usually a very dark red with purple undertones. This spring he's more purple than red but just as lovely.

Princess Alexandra of Kent is quite late in blooming this year but she's a welcome sight!

The Endeavour Rose has a lovely color, a good scent, and is a great repeat bloomer too.

Bishop's Castle has a lovely violet undertone to his pink color.

Thomas a Becket has one of the best scents of all my roses! He's surrounded by Princess Alexandra of Kent because he's leaning into her space. I can't figure out what to call it but it seems to be a combination of fruit, honey, and jasmine.

The Wedgwood Rose can be a bit sprawling sometimes but is quite lovely. I'm just not very good with providing support to climbers.

The Reeve a fragrant dark pink Austin with Leander to the right behind him.

A new rose for me is Violet's Pride that's growing as a tree standard. VP has lovely lavender and pink shades and has a good scent.

Diane Loomer is a new rose from Brad Jalbert that I just got from Palatine. I thought she was a yellow rose but her very first bloom is orange/yellow. She was rain battered but she's holding up well.

Augusta Luise is another new rose for me from Palatine. I remember trying to buy it last fall when it took an hour and half. So many people tried to buy it that my cart crashed three times until I was finally able to check out. Grin The things we do for roses! I think AL lives up to her hype - she's still tiny but blooms a lot with changing shades and she's fragrant too! AL is a bit darker in this pic but bloomed more pinky orange a couple of weeks ago.

Hope you like the pics!
Ann

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AnnKNCalif
May 26, 2019 12:53 PM CST
I forgot to add these two lesser known roses.
Spiced Coffee which has many variations in color as it develops. Good scent!
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Ruth Clements - this is the very first bloom so I'm not sure how representative it is but I like it so far and it has a nice fragrance.
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Ann


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Mustbnuts
May 26, 2019 2:15 PM CST
Oh Ann, your flowers are just gorgeous! Of course there is the beautiful Augusta Louise and I love the frilliness of the Wedgwood rose. My P A of K also took some time for her to bloom this year but I put it up the the fact that she got moved again. She is going great guns now and loving this damp, rainy and cool weather we are having (this second--by the end of the week we are in the 90's again). Spiced Coffee is also beautiful. What a lovely collection!
Name: Lynnez
N. California (Zone 9b)
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Lynnez
May 26, 2019 3:32 PM CST
Wow, Ann, your DAs are so ptetty, especially the Alexandra Kent, love them!!!

Thank you for sharing!

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AnnKNCalif
May 26, 2019 3:42 PM CST
Thanks everyone!

Mustbnuts - I just took a photo of Candice the other day. She's pretty much finished for now but I thought this was a nice last bloom.
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Another favorite striped rose is Neil Diamond enjoying a rare sunny day.
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Ann
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Mustbnuts
May 26, 2019 4:45 PM CST
Ann, your Candice is so brightly colored this year. Just beautiful! Mine had more muted colors. Don't you just love this rose? I wish Ludwigs was still here. I still want Just Imagine, Lago Maggiore, and Never Ending Story, and can't get them here.

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AnnKNCalif
May 26, 2019 5:37 PM CST
Thanks Mustbnuts! I think my Candice pic might be a bit underexposed so she looks slightly darker. Yes I really wish Ludwig's was still around. I'm on a waiting list to get Purple Lodge from Burling. It may take awhile since I think the list is long!

Ann
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 26, 2019 11:23 PM CST

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Beautiful photos Ann!! I don't have anything lavender, yet, that Violet's Pride is so pretty!
I hope you add them to the database. nodding
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AnnKNCalif
May 27, 2019 12:31 AM CST
Thanks Sue! I'm not good at adding to the database but feel free to grab any photos I post and put them in if you think they'd be helpful.

Ann
Name: Carol
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Canadian_Rose
May 27, 2019 12:38 AM CST
Ann - I am gobsmacked by the beauty of your blooms!!!! Drooling Your WS2000 is likely the most sensuous and gorgeous rose I have ever seen!!!! Your Endeavor and PAOK are beyond gorgeous!!! Lovey dubby Ann, I, too, got Augusta Luise from Palatine this spring. No flowers yet. Your AL is stunning!!! Swoon!!! How about your Diane Loomer...I got that one too...have you smelled it? Gorgeous, gorgeous roses!!! Thank You! Oh, I went back up and saw your 2 fabulous additions!! Ruth C. looks ethereal!!!! I love your Candice!!! I've always loved seeing pictures of this rose...Swoon!

I'm doing the Happy Dance after seeing your roses!!! They should have a happy dance emojii here. Hilarious!


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AnnKNCalif
May 27, 2019 7:28 AM CST
Thanks Carol for your kind comments! I hope your AL and DL bloom well for you!
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Mustbnuts
May 27, 2019 7:55 AM CST
Did anyone get Ascot from Palatine this year? Its blooms are amazing. Would love to see some pictures.
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vaporvac
May 27, 2019 11:55 AM CST
I got Ascot OR. I should be getting a first bloom here soon, unless I'm out of town. : ((
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 27, 2019 1:04 PM CST

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I got Ascot from Palatine in November, but it hasn't bloomed yet.

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