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Oct 1, 2019 12:19 AM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
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The season is over or almost over for most of us. Now that the weather has cooled down, I can expect one more good flush of blooms in the coming month. Many of my roses had shut down in the heat of summer and hadn't produced anything spectacular in the way of blooms for a couple of months, but the falling temperatures always revitalize them in autumn.

Winter is a good time to import photos from the threads into the database. I haven't done this on a grand scale since 2017, so I'll have a lot to do when it gets too cold to spend the day outside. If you don't want your photos to be added to the database by anyone other than you, you can opt out of this process. Go to your settings (preferences) on your profile page and answer "No" to the question "Allow your forum photos to be associated with plants in the database?" Then click on "Save your changes" before you leave the page.

The thumbnail photo for this month is of October Moon, one of Paul Barden's exquisite floribundas.

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Oct 1, 2019 1:19 AM CST
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
What a beautiful rose Zuzu! It's still in the 90s here and not a drop of rain for weeks which is nothing for you folks out in California but rare for us. Well not the high temperatures but the no rain. Still humid though! Hopefully we'll get some rain soon and then I can see picture of my new plantings are truly good regarding black spot. I hope everyone is having a wonderful fall flush.
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Oct 1, 2019 6:42 AM 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
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
October Moon is a great representative for the month - and one of my favorite colors. I too am expecting a rose revival for the fall. A few of my brave, neglected roses are already blooming even though our temperatures are still in the 90s by day and 80s overnight.
Porkpal
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Oct 1, 2019 9:39 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Beautiful rose. It's cooling here in SoCal, good weather for roses. I also got emails from J&P and RVR that my roses have been shipped.Looking forward to planting them.
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Oct 1, 2019 12:08 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Wow, Zuzu - another rose that I've never heard of! And it's gorgeous!!! Thank You!

Still lots of snow here...but it will melt this week.
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Oct 1, 2019 12:58 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Hi everyone! I'm baAAack!Cataract surgery went realy well yesterday. Today I tested 20/20 in that eye! I can read my monitor without my glasses and my magnifying glass, hooray!

Few pretty roses looking bright and colorful today.
Unknown I call Paradise NOT
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Sisters at Heart
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Moonstone
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Bella'roma
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Love Song
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Rose de Rescht
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Oct 1, 2019 5:12 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
My rose pruning gloves from Exemplary Gardens have arrived. I ordered size medium and they seem to fit. Yay!
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Oct 1, 2019 5:35 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
Seil! You are back! Congrats on your improved vision! Can't get much better than that! How was the procedure? Hopefully it was over before you knew it.

SoCal, hope you like your gloves. Congrats on your new babies. I too got an email from RVR and my roses should be here on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing my new babies!
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Oct 1, 2019 5:48 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Thanks MBN. The procedure was easy. The waiting was not. I spent 2 hours in pre op, 10 minutes in surgery and 5 minutes in post op before they turned me out. I haven't had any pain at all. The worst of it was the 4 tries to get the IV started. My arm is covered in bruises!
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Oct 1, 2019 6:40 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
MBN, so far I like the new gloves, all the way up to my elbows, no scratch yet.
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Oct 1, 2019 10:10 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Seil - really? It wasn't too bad? That's awesome...well, except for the bruises. Good for you that you can see soooo much better! I'm so happy for you!! Lovey dubby Your Sisters at Heart is glorious!!!! Oh my!!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

SoCal - good for you...looks like you picked the right gloves! Excellent!
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Oct 2, 2019 9:59 AM CST
Long Island, New York, USA (Zone 7a)
Region: New York Roses
Good to see everyone is still active and things are going well! I've been neglecting this site for a bit and my garden a bit, too! I will try to get some updated pics posted soon. I can't believe how much has grown in my first year bed. Some roses that were only supposed to get 3-4' are over 5! Some that I expected to be covered in BS were not and vice versa. I learned so much this year through trial & error and of course my friends on the this forum. Thank you all for the info, pics, laughs, etc. I'll try to get some pics up this week!! Thumbs up
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Oct 2, 2019 10:35 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Hurray! We would love to see your pictures!! I'm glad your garden has done so well for you. Lovey dubby
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Oct 2, 2019 7:23 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Roses from RVR have arrived. They are bands, very small pot. It's not like Regan nursery. It will take years to have this rose produce anything. Compare to Regan Nursery prices, these roses are not cheap.
With that said, we planted Grandmother's hat. We also bought a ceramic pot to plant Jeri Jennings. I have this tight corner that is not easy to plant anything, let alone these tiny roses. If would be dead from lack of moisture, so I decided to raise it up with a pot. I have La France, Climbing Cecile Brunner, brother Cadfael to be planted tomorrow.
Let's hope these roses survive.
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Oct 2, 2019 7:27 PM CST
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Frugal Gardener Dragonflies Daylilies
Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Birds Roses
Oct is here and it is SUPPOSED to cool off this weekend. 98 forecast tomorrow. HOT. I can't get outside and do any yard work until this weekend. I'm still hooked up to the chemo pump until Friday noon. Then that is IT!!!!!!!! Never again will I do a six month heavy treatment. This entire year has been shot down the tube. I'm getting to old to waste an entire year making myself sick, just to hopefully get a nasty cell out of my body. Maybe in ten years I'll feel different. We'll see.
Seil--- I'm so glad you can see good. It makes a big difference. Now that my chemo thing is over, I will be making my appointment to have my right eye done.
Ray-Gun----Glad to see you back. It's been a long, hot summer.
The last rose I posted was the overlooked Miniflora, " Good ol Mountain Dew" I think it is a great growing bush that pumps out outstanding bloom.
It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
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Oct 2, 2019 9:30 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
SoCal, bands are meant to be in a pot for a period of time before you plant them in the garden. You will be surprised at how fast they grow. They should be ready for you to plant in the spring.

I got my last bands from Burling in Feb/March (this year) and potted them up. Planted them in the garden in June. My Marchessa B (if that is really her--as I am starting to have my doubts) is already 5 feet tall and three feet wide. Yolande is about three feet tall as is Portland from Glendora. If whatever is eating the tips of Yolande and Portland would stop, they would probably be at least five feet by now.
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Oct 3, 2019 1:30 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
SoCal - Oh, I would love to get La France!! It's on my list of roses to get if I can find them. Yes, good luck with all of them doing well. Crossing Fingers!

Ken - I just googled Mountain Dew...it's such a pretty rose!! I love it! And that is just fabulous news about your chemo being done on Friday. I didn't realize you would still be hooked up. So you wouldn't go the "all in" approach if you were to go back and have the choice again? Wouldn't it work better? I think you may think differently in a few months once this is far in the past. That sounds rude...but I don't know how else to say it. I'm just saying that from the experience of child birth....after a few months, you forget about how horrible it was, and you're happy with the outcome. Anyway...I'm so happy for you! Thumbs up
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Oct 3, 2019 9:05 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
One thing I'm glad is none of these roses look particularly thorny. But the more I've read about Jeri Jennings, the more I think it shouldn't go into a container, eventually, it has tall cane. I guess it has to go into the ground. Molineux will be in this tight spot then.
I wonder if Julia Child is thorny, I have a shrub on coming in soon too. All yellow roses.
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Oct 3, 2019 12:07 PM CST
Name: Lynnez
N. California (Zone 9b)
Waiting for fall blooming......
Not much now. Only nonstop PAoK and few Ancient Mariner...

Ancient Mariner
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PAoK, Paul Neyro
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Oct 3, 2019 1:32 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
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Spectacular!

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