Roses forum: My new garden in San Francisco

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Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 8, 2019 8:20 PM CST
Some pics from my new garden in SF. Many of them are from first year bareroots. Some are 2nd year... nothing compare to the veterans here. ;)


Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 8, 2019 8:21 PM CST
Adobe sunrise

Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 8, 2019 8:23 PM CST
Love song, blue girl and quicksilver

Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 8, 2019 8:29 PM CST
Easy does it
Julia Child
The Poets wife
Double delight
Gentle hermione
Brother cadefael
True inspiration and lady of Shalott

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Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 8, 2019 8:33 PM CST
Full bush of true inspiration
Fragrant cloud
Flower carpet (which I use as a tapestry instead lol)

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jun 8, 2019 9:08 PM CST
Oliversf, they are all absolutely beautiful!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Jun 9, 2019 1:02 AM CST
Oh my!!! Swoon!!! Lovey dubby Your Cl. America (GASP Drooling ), Easy Does It (wowza!! Lovey dubby ) and your lavender roses are my favs!!! Thank you for the look at your gorgeous roses!!!
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Jun 9, 2019 7:30 AM CST
Thank you for sharing your beautiful roses! Looks like you are doing a great job.
Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 9, 2019 8:58 AM CST
Awww thank you for being so encouraging! You guys are too kind!
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Jun 9, 2019 9:31 AM CST
Peanut butter and jealous. Hopefully our garden looks like that one day. Absolutely beautiful.
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
Jun 9, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Beautiful roses in a beautiful setting. Your photography is smashing also. Do you have any secrets to share?
SoCal (Zone 10a)
Jun 9, 2019 10:44 AM CST
Beautiful roses.
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Name: Beverly
Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
Butterflies Organic Gardener Tropicals Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter
Jun 9, 2019 10:46 AM CST
Welcome! to the forums @oliversf! As a transplanted to the tropics san franciscan, i would say "should we go to the Golden Gate Park rose garden, or should we go over to Oliver's house instead?" Smiling This is an impressive and beautiful collection of roses Thumbs up
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
Jun 9, 2019 1:27 PM CST
I love the creative use of carpet roses into a tapestry on the fence! Really interesting, oliversf!
Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 9, 2019 1:56 PM CST
Thank you guys! I have a tiny garden. The backyard is around 100 sf, half of which is concrete. That leaves me about 50 sf plus a narrow isle around the fence to plant roses. I plant them quite close to each other. They might turn into a solid 50 sf rose jungle 5 years from now. Lol lol well I guess I just have to prune them hard.

Am a newbie so no secrets... but I do fertilize a lot. Coffee ground, fruit peels, soy milk ground, chicken /cow manure, fish emulsion... you name it. I use fish emulsion weekly or once every two weeks. I figured since all the roses are newish, I just buy new ones if I burned them (Ruthless I know). But so far so good. 😂
Name: Oliver
San Francisco Ca (Zone 10b)
Jun 9, 2019 2:04 PM CST
This is how dense they are. Lol

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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
Orchids Region: United States of America Peonies
Jun 9, 2019 2:40 PM CST
I like that 'Gentle Hermione', but if it's got to be from D. Austin's then it'll be spring of 2020, before I ever even see it !
SoCal (Zone 10a)
Jun 9, 2019 3:11 PM CST
That's how mine is going to be , dense. I have a small garden and I already have 70 fruit trees, most of them are espaliered of course, same with the roses. It's survival of the fittest for the roses. Green Grin!
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Chadds For, PA USA (Zone 7a)
Jun 9, 2019 4:20 PM CST
Your rose garden is amazing! I have to admit I am quite jealous here.
I hope one day I can show my garden proudly like you. Lovey dubby

Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Roses Garden Photography Region: Michigan
Jun 9, 2019 5:01 PM CST
They're all beauties, Oliver! Welcome to the group!

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