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Aug 1, 2019 1:08 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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In my experience, next month we'll start concentrating on the 2020 season. Palatine usually starts updating its website at the end of August and our September chat threads are full of plans for next year.

This, then, is the last month we'll focus completely on this year's gardens. I wish I could say I had finished weeding, but I haven't. I haven't even finished planting yet. I just bought some new potted Agapanthus, Heuchera, Camellia, and Hypoestes plants. They're crowded in the pots and want to go into the ground soon. I also have lots of roses in pots, but they'll stay there until the rainy season starts in November.

Our thumbnail photo for this August is Orsola's fabulous photo of Augusta Luise.

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Aug 1, 2019 6:49 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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What an eyeful of blooms! Gorgeous.
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Aug 1, 2019 7:19 AM CST
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Frugal Gardener Dragonflies Daylilies
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August is a busy month for me. Getting everything in good order for pruning at the end of the month. Football season starts (Friday night under the lights). And I'm one month closer to the end of my chemo treatments. Oct 2nd is my last treatment. I'll be able to enjoy the fall flush.
One of my favorites. Ring of Fire

It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
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Aug 1, 2019 8:35 AM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
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

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Aug 1, 2019 9:18 AM CST
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche,Rio Negro, Argentina (Zone 8a)
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@seilMI, I've been told that autumn cool temperatures bring out the best for roses. Is that true for you? Do you get your best flush in fall? My summers are always cool at night so if I'm lucky I might get three to four flushes all season along. I wonder what will the new season depart for me. I do hope yours is extended beyond the September equinox.
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Aug 1, 2019 10:58 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Oh wowza!!! Now that's gorgeousness to the extreme! I love that shot of Augusta Luise!!!! Drooling Drooling Lovey dubby Mine has a bunch of bull noses to them with vegetative centers. Could be from the weather??? I'm hoping mine will look more like Orsola's picture later in the summer.

Ken - I love the colors in your Ring of Fire! Lovely! Lovey dubby I'm so glad that you're nearing the end of your chemo rounds. What a relief that will be to be done.

Seil - that's a wonderful yellow bloom! I hear you about the colder zones. I've had one flush so far on most of my roses...but not all. Hopefully I can get another flush in.
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Aug 1, 2019 12:06 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
I just planted Alchemist and ZD next to each other. When I get Lady Emma Hamilton, it will be in this corner too.
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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Aug 1, 2019 3:00 PM CST
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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I saw Augusta Luise as a bare root yesterday at the nursery but the picture in the label looked nothing special. Is Orsola's photo indicative of what that rose normally looks like or is it an extraordinary shot of an extraordinary plant? I may have to go back to town...
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Aug 1, 2019 4:56 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Arturo, my biggest flush is in the spring, usually the first week of June. In the fall the colors intensify but I don't know if that's because of the cool nights or the change in the sunlight, or both. I don't get a "flush" like in the spring when everything blooms at once. I don't do a major pruning like I do in the spring so they just bloom when they will.
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Aug 1, 2019 5:05 PM CST

Call the nursery Lola and tell them hold Augusta Luise !
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Aug 1, 2019 5:16 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
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 .. Lovey dubby 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 ... Hurray!

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 ... *Blush*

Mid-September ... it's still HOT up here ..

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Mid-October

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I am still in love with this rose ... Smiling
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Aug 1, 2019 5:19 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
Lola, that is a pretty typical picture of Augusta Luise. If they had Ascot, get that one as well. It is gorgeous!
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Aug 1, 2019 5:23 PM CST
Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
@KenNEGA that Ring of Fire is beautiful. So far my favorite orangish rose right behind Vavoom.
Heres my RoF
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@seilMI you're in the same zone as me. When do you cut back for winter?
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Aug 1, 2019 5:59 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Lyn, I love Yantai too! It's stays small but it never stops blooming. AND it's very winter hardy! So it seems it's a good rose in both hot and cold climates. It does black spot here, but then what doesn't, lol. I see yours gets that tiny blush of pink now and then too. Mine usually does that in the fall when it's cooler.

Seth, NEVER! I do not ever prune my roses back in the fall. Roses store energy in their canes. They use that energy to start with in the spring. If you cut the canes off in the fall you've cut off that early food supply they need to get new leaves with in the spring. Yes, you will lose some cane over the winter. BUT if you cut them down to 12 to 18 inches in the fall you'll have nothing left but stubs come spring. If you leave them alone chances are, if it's not a horrible winter, you'll have 18 inches left of good green cane come spring. And you never want to prune climbers in the fall. You want to save as much cane as possible every year or they will never climb. Also, once bloomers should only be pruned back in the summer right after they finish blooming or you will cut off all the old wood that will give you next springs bloom. If you have canes that are long and/or floppy stake and tie them so they won't whip around in the winter winds. Wait until spring to do any type of hard pruning.
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Aug 1, 2019 7:36 PM CST
So California (Zone 9b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: California Cat Lover Roses Vegetable Grower Xeriscape
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Aug 1, 2019 7:42 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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So pretty, JC! Your photo of Disneyland is just gorgeous and makes me want to replace the one I had until a couple of years ago, when it suddenly declined for no apparent reason. Fred Warriner is one I've never seen. Do you mean Bill Warriner? I love the way your photo of Easy on the Eyes captured its different colors.
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Aug 1, 2019 7:49 PM CST
So California (Zone 9b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: California Cat Lover Roses Vegetable Grower Xeriscape
Oops!! Bill Warriner is correct (I always do that Sticking tongue out ). Thx
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Aug 1, 2019 8:13 PM CST
So California (Zone 9b)
Cactus and Succulents Region: California Cat Lover Roses Vegetable Grower Xeriscape
A few more of my blooms:


Thumb of 2019-08-02/JCBodie/bebf23 Mother of Pearl


Thumb of 2019-08-02/JCBodie/45293d Rainbow Sorbet


Thumb of 2019-08-02/JCBodie/d4d2c7 Elle (with Pumpkin Patch in the background)


Thumb of 2019-08-02/JCBodie/62bc09 Hot Cocoa


Thumb of 2019-08-02/JCBodie/d399ef Shreveport
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Aug 2, 2019 12:02 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Beautiful! I hope you're going to add these photos to our database.
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Aug 2, 2019 12:16 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
JC - lovely roses...especially your Shreveport, Color Me Pink, Molineux and Rainbow Sorbet! Lovey dubby

Seth - your 2nd and last pictures are outstanding! Drooling

Lyn - I really love the look of the later blooms...what a wonderful shape!

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