seilMI said:All you Southerners and Californians don't feel the urgency like we Northerners do. Up here we are trying to hang on to every second of warm weather we can get because we know that fall is soon upon us. The days get shorter and the nights get colder quick. The roses will start to slow down. Soon I'll be thinking about winterizing!
The pretty mini Yantai
Seil ... I am so glad you still have Yantai.
Yantai was the first rose I ever fell in love with when I volunteered at Tiny Petals. Every single plant I grew in San Diego at my condo got stolen, so I had to keep getting a new plant.
I lost my Yantai when I moved up here and it was no longer in commerce. Last year, Kim got a few small cuttings of Yantai and propagated them. Then he arranged for a friend who lives in Red Bluff to deliver it to me up here ..
Bless him ..
I had to pot it up to grow a larger root mass and finally got it into the ground just before the heat hit this year. Even being just planted, when the heat hit, Yantai didn't miss a beat. It has been a healthy beautiful plant and has handled the triple digit temps perfectly ...
It's such an Interesting rose for me in this climate. In the cooler temps of spring, the petals reflex back gently. In the hot temps of summer, the petals quill. Last year, during the colder temps of fall, it actually threw old fashioned looking blooms.
These photos were taken with an obsolete point-and-shoot camera after my other obsolete camera died. I hated this camera and never really got the hang of it. Please forgive the quality of the photos ...
Mid-September ... it's still HOT up here ..
I am still in love with this rose ...