Roses forum: The roses are starting to bloom!

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Name: Beth
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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Beth_NorCal
Jun 13, 2019 11:12 AM CST
Been really busy setting up the new house and going back and forth to Paradise bringing back roses. We finally got all the potted roses moved here. Now we go twice a week to water the ones still in the ground until it cools down and we can dig up more of them. I'm running out of pots. I've had to separate the roses here. Got all the "known" ones in two areas, and the ones that lost the tags (they sink down inside the pots during the move and watering processes) and the ones that still haven't sprouted any growth, or appear to be rootstock. It's so sad how many I have lost. And it's crazy trying to ID the ones that have no tags! Some are easy, but some are not!! One thing about the new place... it's waaaay hotter here and muggier than Paradise was. I have to water these poor roses every day!!

Here are some of the ones blooming the last couple of days. I'm so glad I managed to grab my digital camera before we fled the fire. One of the few things I did take.

ABRAHAM DARBY


ADRIANA


CASTILIAN


CLASSIC BEAUTY


ENCHANTED


GRACE


KIBOH


LEE GREENWOOD


MANOU MEILLAND


An older J&P test rose never marketed... I named it PERFECT LADY
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SHOWTIME


SIMON GUERIN


I have this marked as LEANDER, but I'm not positive if that's what it is
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This one I need to ID
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And this one needs ID... I'm thinking CLOUDLAND tho...
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Will try to get on here more often as I have time. I miss hanging out and reading people's stories and seeing pics.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 13, 2019 11:28 AM CST
Hey Beth!! Group hug
So good to see you rebuilding your rose collection from the survivors! Those must be extra tough roses! Just like you! You are amazing, and I'm so proud of you!
I love the color combination on Classic Beauty and Kiboh!
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Jun 13, 2019 12:10 PM CST
Beth -- That's wonderful!

At the Sacramento City Cemetery Open Garden, I talked with Judy Dean, who had the same thing happen to her ... about one year previous to your fire.

She, too, found that most of her roses came back from the roots, and remarked that she was very grateful that ALL of hers were on their own roots. (Otherwise, as her husband noted, they would have A LOT of 'Dr. Huey'.)

I suggested to her that, in the end, her experience would make a great article.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Jun 13, 2019 1:38 PM CST
Hi Beth! Glad to see things are moving along and getting better for you. The roses look lovely! I'm sure you'll figure out IDs for most of them. We can all try and help you, We love a good mystery rose, lol! For pots try asking at nurseries if they have any they can give you. Sometimes they just toss them out and will give them to you if you ask. Also I've been known to use dollar store buckets for temporary pots.
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
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Ray_Gun
Jun 13, 2019 3:13 PM CST
Yay Beth that is awesome! Look at that parade of blooms. I especially like Lee Greenwood Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
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KenNEGA
Jun 13, 2019 5:57 PM CST
Welcome back. So good to see you posting and Pic's.
It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jun 13, 2019 8:30 PM CST
Yea! So glad to hear from you and to especially hear that you are setting up your new home. Congrats! It has been a long haul, both literally and figuratively. Nice to see your beautiful roses in bloom.........So, have you thought about chickens yet?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 13, 2019 9:52 PM CST

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Oh, Beth, it's such a treat to see you posting photos again! As usual, most of your roses are roses no one else has. It's a miracle they lived through that fire.
Name: Beth
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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Beth_NorCal
Jun 14, 2019 10:54 AM CST
Thanks you guys! Mustbnuts, I actually already have 8 chickies!! Some wonderful chicken people in Butte County all came together to donate chickens and ducks to Camp Fire survivors who lost their flocks. They've actually done it twice now. I managed to grab 2 Ayam Cemanis!!! Nobody seemed to know what they were. I thought they were both going to be roosters for awhile there, but it appears only one will be. So I'm pretty sure I have a pair!! Yay!! Oh for those of you who don't know what Cemanis are... they're the ALL black chickens. Even their skin and inside their mouths are black. The roos are gorgeous! they have irridescent feathers that shine green, turquoise and purple in the sunlight. I also got what appears to be a Crested Cream Legbar rooster. He's so stinkin' cute. Has a little topknot on top of this head. The other freebie I got is looking to be either an Easter Egger, or I'm now thinking she's possibly a pure Splash Ameraucana. She doesn't have the green legs like the Easter Eggers, they're looking steel blue right now, which indicates a pure Ameraucana. Cool! I also got at the feed store a couple of Golden-laced Wyandottes and a couple of Light Brahmas. I'm afraid one of the Brahmas might be a roo as well. Where we moved to we can have roosters! So this will be interesting. I also have 16 more chickies coming in August. A very sweet and generous rosarian in SoCal donated them to me. She had ordered baby chicks from one of the hatcheries and then couldn't take them. They gave her a credit, not a refund, so she asked me to pick out a bunch as a house warming gift!! I was flabergasted! So I'll be getting 4 Blue-laced Red Wyandottes (been wanting some ever since I started keeping chickens), 2 Green Queen Easter Eggers, 2 Partridge Cochins, 2 Buff Brahmas, 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Cuckoo Bluebar Blue Eggers and 2 Golden Cuckoo Marans!!!! I'm so excited! We need to get working on the coop and run asap tho. Right now the chickies we have are enclosed in the big woodshed off the workshop that's on the property. They're going to be able to fly outta there soon if we don't get it done!
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
Jun 14, 2019 12:07 PM CST

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Yay, chickies! The Cemanis sound beautiful. I can't wait to see photos of all of them.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Jun 14, 2019 1:16 PM CST
Oh Beth!!! I'm so happy for you!! Group hug

Okay, I'm googling these chickens.

Cemanis - absolutely stunning!!! I've never seen the like before!! Wowza!!
https://www.google.com/search?...

crested cream legbar https://www.google.com/search?...

Splash Ameraucana https://www.google.com/imgres?...

Golden-laced Wyandottes https://www.google.com/imgres?... Oh these are exquisite!!!!

light brahmas - https://www.google.com/search?... ..they even have feathered feet!

Blue-laced Red Wyandottes https://www.google.com/search?...: ... beautiful!!!

And so many more, Beth!! I'm eagerly looking forward to your pictures...maybe you could have a thread devoted to them.
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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MGKing
Jun 14, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Beth, so glad you are beginning to have blooms again, they're beautiful as usual!

Hope you enjoy your new chickens.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jun 15, 2019 2:05 AM CST
OH BETH! I am so excited for you! Blue-laced Red Wydanettes! Cemanis! Golden Cuckoo Morans! Wow! (along with the others) What a collection! You will have some gorgeous birds along with a variety of different color eggs. I adore Morans and especially the Cuckoo's. You know how I love my stripey roses. Love the same in chickens too! Plus I love those chocolate eggs! Can't wait to see pictures!

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