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Jun 14, 2019 5:24 PM CST
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
A few of my favorites this season.

FIREFIGHTER

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MOONSTONE

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QUICKSILVER

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ST. PATRICK


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DREAM COME TRUE


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VIOLET'S PRIDE


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NEIL DIAMOND


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POSEIDON


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OKLAHOMA



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SHEILA'S PERFUME



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Jun 14, 2019 5:56 PM CST
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
BEVERLY

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POPE JOHN PAUL II

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ROYAL AMETHYST

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DARK DESIRE

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TWILIGHT ZONE

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Jun 14, 2019 6:21 PM CST
Name: Moondog
Jourdanton, TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Birds Dog Lover Keeps Horses Roses Deer
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Those are really pretty. Especially "Oklahoma"! Smiling
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Jun 14, 2019 7:56 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
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I agree with Moondog. I think that is the richest red I have ever seen from Oklahoma.
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Jun 14, 2019 8:19 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I like Twilight Zone, I'm going to add it to my list to order this year. Plus I like Neil Diamond, my mom used to like him when she was alive.
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Jun 14, 2019 8:57 PM CST
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
Merlena, of all the beautiful blooms you posted today, do you have a favorite for fragrance?
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Jun 15, 2019 12:49 AM CST
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Wow those all look so amazing. Hard to pick a favorite. My daughter who just turned 4. Said your Neil Diamond is the prettiest flower she has ever seen.
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Jun 15, 2019 12:50 AM CST
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
Beverly and Royal Amethyst are super pretty.
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Jun 15, 2019 1:00 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Oh come on!!! Those are utterly gorgeous!!! Swoon and wowza!!! How can you have so many perfect pictures of perfect roses!! Swoon!!

I really want to find Sheila's Perfume...and yours is glorious!!! Lovey dubby I love your Firefighter!!! I think mine is dying Sad And it was new last year, so I haven't had many blooms...maybe 3. Yours is fabulous!!
Your Quicksilver made me gasp when I enlarged it!!!
I love your Royal Amethyst...mine blackspotted like crazy when I had it...so I tossed it. Man, yours is stunning!
They're all beautiful and beyond!! Well done!!! Thumbs up
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Jun 15, 2019 7:53 AM CST
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Thank you everyone! Of the roses pictured, Firefighter, Neil Diamond, Oklahoma, Sheila's Perfume, Beverly, Pope John Paul II and Royal Amethyst are all very fragrant. While I love all the fragrances I think Oklahoma had the best with Neil Diamond not far behind. But I think fragrance can vary, so that could change. I love the blooms of Royal Amethyst, but so far the bush is not worthy of the gorgeous blooms. Of the roses here, Beverly and Poseidon are the most vigorous, Dark Desire which is in its third season is becoming very vigorous and started producing lots of blooms this year. My Firefighter which is in its seventh season has struggled, but is healthy and beginning to produce more blooms. My Twilight Zone has also struggled, but is improving.

Here's a few more


GRANDE DAME

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BEROLINA

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GENE BOERNER

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AUGUSTE RENOIR

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BEWITCHED


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SAVANNAH



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Jun 15, 2019 3:47 PM CST
Name: Moondog
Jourdanton, TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Birds Dog Lover Keeps Horses Roses Deer
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder Bluebonnets Bee Lover Garden Art
!!!!!!!!! really nice stuff there!!!!!!!!!
Life is too short, no matter how long we're here. PLAY HARD and LOVE someone, with everything you got!
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Jun 15, 2019 7:48 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Merlena - I love all of them!! Lovey dubby My favorite, though, is your Bewitched!! Wowza!!!
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Jun 15, 2019 8:06 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I like Bewitched too. I also like Auguste Renoir.
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Jun 15, 2019 8:08 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
They are all gorgeous! Congrats on your beautiful roses!
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Jun 15, 2019 8:23 PM CST
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Thanks again, Carol and SoCalGardenNut, Bewitched has been a favorite for quite a few years, one I can't seem to be without. I planted Auguste Renoir last year, I'm impressed with it so far. The blooms have a lot of petals and some of them did ball up with the ton of rain we had in May, I don't think they would do that with just normal rainfall. It's one of Meilland's Romantica roses, I'm fond of that series.
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Jun 15, 2019 8:31 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Gorgeous roses, Merlena! Great photos too!
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Jun 15, 2019 8:58 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank you so much for this lovely rose parade. You've captured the blooms at their peak. I think that's the best picture I've ever seen of Savannah.
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Jun 16, 2019 2:04 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Merlena - I love Meilland roses!!! They're my favorite hybridizers! Lovey dubby I almost got Auguste Renoir this year...I can't wait to see even more pictures. Lovey dubby
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Jun 16, 2019 7:36 AM CST
Name: Merlena
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Thanks again Seil, zuzu and Carol! zuzu, thank you for the compliment on my Savannah bloom, I love its fragrance too!

Carol, there's quite a few Meilland roses I am very fond of, I think Meilland and Carruth tie for second with me, but Kordes is my favorite, simply because they overall are more vigorous and disease resistant. There are very good roses from all three though, plus so many others.
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Jun 16, 2019 7:58 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I will add Francis Meilland and one type of Kordes to my garden, I think it's Tangerine Skies.
But I'll see if I can add more. Too many on my wish list and not enough land is my problem.
Laziness is a virtue. If I never ask for your help, don’t be offended when I don’t take your advice either.
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