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Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Mar 7, 2020 6:21 PM CST
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I have decide it is better to grow only 10 or so roses that I adore and repeat them everywhere rather than 10 I adore, 8 that are ok, 5 that only look nice occasionally, and 4 that are just no good. I am getting rid of Rose des Cisterciens, Bella Rosa, and Professor Sieber. My garden is like a party where I have personally chosen every guest but find myself avoiding certain company rather than delighting in each and every one I meet. I am no longer going to nurture disappointment.

Edited to add some pretty grey fantails and thornbills.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Mar 7, 2020 6:28 PM CST
Those are certainly some blooms meriting the adorable rating.
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Mar 7, 2020 8:05 PM CST
LolaTasmania said:

My garden is like a party where I have personally chosen every guest but find myself avoiding certain company rather than delighting in each and every one I meet.



Hilarious! I can so relate to that Lola
To be honest, I grow a lot of things just because they can grow here, whereas many of my preferred guests suffer and die.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 7, 2020 8:28 PM CST
I'm thinking of uninvite some of my guests in my garden. Double Delight is one of them, maybe Earth Angel. I love surprise guest like Sunbright, it brightens my cloudy day like today, and the roses are upright. Come to think about, I only paid $11.
They are all guests in my garden.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Mar 7, 2020 8:33 PM CST
Never feel guilty for shovel pruning a rose that you don't like. You sped a lot of time, energy and money on them and you should get something back for it. Spend all the stuff on the roses you LOVE! Life is short, eat dessert first, lol!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 8, 2020 1:56 AM CST
So true, Seil...I never feel guilty about shovel pruning my dud roses.

Lola - I am going to call my PCdM Charleeeyn from now on!!! Rolling on the floor laughing I love your Charleeeyn, Jube, and Boscobel!! Drooling And it's such a delight to see birds that I'll never see in person...they are so cute!
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Mar 8, 2020 7:39 AM CST
Lola, I love seeing the animals and birds that we don't have here. They are adorable! I am so glad you post pictures of them so I can learn more about them. I am glad to hear that you will only have roses that you love. Now, if I could only follow my own advice. Maybe next year. I am anxious to see how my "new" antique and old roses fair this year. I already have buds everywhere and it is so early! It has just been too warm!

We have our first cases (known cases that is) of COVID-19 here. I anticipate many more. This map seems to have exploded overnight. Of course, we are now testing (somewhat--the tests are still not very available here where I live) which makes a difference. Here is a map of the disease worldwide. Ignore the date on the article. It doesn't change since the article was printed, but the map is continuously updated. https://www.medpagetoday.com/i...
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Mar 8, 2020 9:36 AM CST

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Lola, such lovely blooms! And great analogy, guests in your garden that had better behave. I have a few roses that had pretty blooms but the plant itself was a wreak. As I have gotten older, I am applying that to just about everything in my garden. No time and energy to fussy and non performing plants

California had it's 1st virus death last week, a passenger from the first cruise aboard the cruise ship to Mexico. We are 1.5 hrs north of Santa Clara County, Silicon Valley, which has the largest confirmed cases in Calif.

I have friends aboard the Grand Princess, feel so sorry for them being trapped in their room, in limbo. The husband has underlying health issues but so far they are OK. Once they find a port for them to dock in, everyone aboard will be tested since they just confirmed 21 positive cases on the ship, 19 crew and 2 passengers and had to air lift one out in serious condition.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 8, 2020 9:39 AM CST
I hate this corona virus thing. I started planning my trip to Europe with 9 countries, now it's down to 3. Just cancelled all of bookings in Spain. They might be the next Italy. The whole thing makes me sad and I don't normally get sad often. I've been self-quarantined for at least 2 months now, our county had the 3rd or 4th case in USA, the guy travelled to Wuhan, he lives in my city and then he went to my college.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 8, 2020 11:27 AM CST
We're going to do our last planting of new roses, Belle of Portugaise, it has leaves now, not barren. Let's hope I don't kill it. I'm also moving one Eden Climber to near Graham Thomas. I don't want it to choke Abraham Darby, then I might prune it. Is it still a good time to prune roses?
Rose pictures today.

Mme Isaac Periere
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Violet's Pride new rose and buds



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Climbing Colette, this one is low at the bottom so I can take picture of it easily

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Lady of Guadalupe and Walking on Sunshine
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Julia Child, this flower starts out mustard yellow, then fades very quickly, I want roses with staying power like Sunbright


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Sunbright and new bud


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Grandmother's hat



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My clematis and peonies are emerging, very exciting, I hope I have some flowers

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I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: Lynnez
N. California (Zone 9b)
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Mar 8, 2020 10:41 PM CST
Lola, love all your roses! You always make me laugh. Rolling on the floor laughing
I am feeling guilty getting ride of plants. I bought 10 barefoot on sale form home depot few years ago and I don't like them but don't want to kill them either.
Today I planted one row of roses and looking forward for spring blooms.

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 9, 2020 1:26 AM CST
SoCal - so nice to see your clematis starting to grow! I always love them so much as they start out in the spring! Is the first rose you posted really Violet's Pride??? It like Violet's Pride...but I love, love that first picture! Too bad about your trip....such bad timing. Darn.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 9, 2020 8:46 AM CST
Carol, good catch. It's Mme Isaac Periere, I fixed my post, I forgot to include it.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Mar 9, 2020 12:45 PM CST
Lovely photos All! While I don't have any roses to share I do have my FIRST blooms of the 2020 season!

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Yippee!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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porkpal
Mar 9, 2020 2:53 PM CST
A welcome sight, I'm sure!
Porkpal
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 10, 2020 2:00 PM CST
We had a much needed rain last night, my roses are probably happy. I checked and I have buds for Soulvenir de la Malmaison and La Reines. I like these old roses, they seem to be performing. One rose I'm slightly disappointed is ZD, I know it's slow but why so slow. Anyway Tuscany Superb has no mildew as of yesterday, I don't know what it is today, but I'm glad I moved it to a sunny location.

Grandmother's hat today

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I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 11, 2020 1:02 AM CST
Seil - you have crocuses!!!! Yay!!!! Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods. Lovey dubby

SoCal - your roses have started!! That's great news!
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 11, 2020 2:31 PM CST
Nice weather here for a change. New roses are coming out and old roses are coming back. Yeah for Spring.

Bridal Pink
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Walking in Sunshine, this rose is very long lasting



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Duchess De Brabant, my first one, I killed the young buds a few months ago by spraying with Dawn, they are now back, very forgiving


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Climbing Colette, not perfect


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I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Mar 11, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Oooh! I love your Cl. Colette! Does Walking on Sunshine have a good fragrance?
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Mar 11, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Not sure. I have to bend way down to smell it.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.

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