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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Mar 26, 2020 5:13 AM CST
Here are some pictures of my garden from yesterday and Tuesday.

Flamingo Dancer
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A little tiny bud on Alice Hamilton
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Mme. Franziska Kruger (can't wait for her to bloom!)
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Peppermint Parfait
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Gee, do you think it is going to rain?
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 26, 2020 11:23 AM CST
Yup...I concur with your assessment...rain!! Hilarious!
Man, I love your Peppermint Parfait!! What a gorgeous bloom!! Flamingo Dancer is really pretty too!
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 26, 2020 4:08 PM CST
It's sunny here, cool and sunny with some light wind. I think it's beautiful weather and my roses agree with me.

First Blue Girl, this one I bought as a plant from Armstrong. I think it's a beautiful rose. But it's not blue, misleading name.

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Pinkerbelle, more open today



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I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: Seth n Sam .....
W.V. (Zone 6a)
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Weluvroses
Mar 27, 2020 10:44 AM CST
I'm so jealous of you all having blooms already. I still have 2 months roughly before I start having blooms. And I still have to relocate 21 roses. Which will hold them back even longer from blooming I'm sure..... but I'm going from 1.77 acres. To a 73 acre farm. With 44 acres of flat beautiful yard. I'll be able to have hundreds of roses now. I'm so excited. Except the part of digging up 21 and moving them. Lol
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 27, 2020 11:10 AM CST
Wow, I'm jealous, 43 acres. No wonder there's a couple of retired federal workers in my neighborhood, I mentioned to the wife that I didn't want to cut grass, hence no grass in my front lawn, and she said they are nothing to her, she's from Virginia, lol. We have tiny lot here, less than 6000 sqft.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Mar 27, 2020 2:19 PM CST
Wow, SoCal! Your lot sounds gigantic compared to mine which is only 2100 sq ft. Smaller than most houses now-a-days and yes, my house is smaller than 2100 sq feet (I have baby house).
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 27, 2020 2:38 PM CST
MBN, from your pictures, I thought your lot looks really roomy. My sister's yard is 3500 sqft with a 1700sqft house and she has no front yard, only backyard.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 30, 2020 1:06 PM CST
Well, we had snow today, and we're expecting snow next week and the week after. Hopefully, the snow predictions will be wrong. Roses are staying in the garage all week. Hopefully next week they can go out. What a crappy spring!

fisherwoman
Mar 30, 2020 3:23 PM CST
Snow here too. Good thing you have a garage Carol.
William Shakespeare 2000 has been in a pickle since Friday sitting in a tub of water in the living room. My apartment has no garage so I have been stalling on how to remedy the situation. Temps will be in the lower 20's at night so he can't be thrown out in the cold. All my roses were affected by canker last year so I don't want to plant him with the others.
I came up with some ridiculous ideas which I'm ashamed to write, have you got any ideas ? I am dreading making a chemical stinking miracle grow pot in the house...
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 30, 2020 7:22 PM CST
Fisherwoman - Oh brother!! That's annoying, isn't it? I have no ideas unless you want to pot it up, cover the pot and top with sleeping bags. Water really well. Or plant it outside, with the graft about 2" lower than the soil (or lower depending on your zone) and water it really, really well and cover it with a sleeping bag.

About your canker...are you cleaning your pruners after cutting infected canes? I just learned here that the bleach wipes I was using all of these years don't have enough/any ?? bleach to kill the canker. So this year, I'm trying a bleach mixture.

fisherwoman
Mar 30, 2020 9:47 PM CST
Thanks for writing Carol,
Tomorrow I better act one way or another. I thought of pulling Shakespeare out of the water bath and wrapping him up like David Austin did to deliver the bare root, and soak it now and then until the coldest week is past. I don't have any heavy blankets or I would use them for me.
The problem with the ground is there is a small spot next to Evelyn , but I just had to chop off big portions of her due to canker, and my guess is the dirt may be dirty. I use straight 91 % alcohol and wipe my clippers off really good.
So as usual I get to experiment . At least I have the hollyhocks to fall back on. the crazy things have been growing with big green leaves all winter.

fisherwoman
Mar 30, 2020 9:51 PM CST
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 31, 2020 12:19 AM CST
Wow!!! I've been trying to grow hollyhock for a few years...they never overwinter for me...seedlings don't pop up...nada. Yours look great!

I guess you could do what you propose. They have to be kept cold...but not frozen if you're going to do that. Spring and fall present their own problems sometimes. Good luck!
Name: Rosemary
Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b)
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reh0622
Apr 1, 2020 12:23 AM CST
Recent blooms—Fragrant Memory, ; Jubilee Rugosa with big, flouncy single blooms and a slightly clove fragrance:; and Gold Medal with a super sweet classic tea fragrance.


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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Apr 1, 2020 10:10 AM CST

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Apr 1, 2020 12:21 PM CST
It's -14C!/7F!!!!! Windchill is -24C/-11F!!! And this is noon!!
I deserve this Hilarious! It was hubris to say ... sure, I'll get dollies so that I can take my roses in and out and extend my rose season. The winter gods laughed at me, pointed and said...look she's trying to rise above our powers....not on our watch!!
Sighing!

Rosemary - your first and last pictures are super lovely! I love those buds!!! And the bees must just swoon over your Jubilee Rugosa...look at those reproductive parts!! Hilarious! I didn't know that a tea fragrance is sweet. I don't think I've ever smelled tea fragrance.

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