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Nov 11, 2010 5:53 PM CST
|It's rare to have many blooms still on the bush in mid-November here in New York's Hudson Valley, but a few have persevered through our freezing nights and windy days. Here's a rather pinkish Bouquet Parfait. |
Nov 11, 2010 6:07 PM CST
|Country Dancer doesn't normally have this hand-painted look to it, but the cold temperatures can do all kinds of unusual things to the regular appearance of roses.|
Nov 11, 2010 6:50 PM CST
|And here's Cherry Parfait.|
Nov 11, 2010 7:09 PM CST
|Pompom Flower Circus is often deeply recessed like this, even in warm weather.|
Nov 11, 2010 9:00 PM CST
|Wow, they all look so different in the colder weather! |
I just got a lovely order in yesterday from Burlington, Bouquet Parfait was one of them. All small band own root so they will take a little time to grow before I get to plant them but I am still waiting for the house sale to go through so I have nothing but time!
I also bought these below, all roses I have been wanting but never had room for, (except I left Polka behind at the other house) :
I have Pompon too but had it listed as Pompon Veranda.
Nov 11, 2010 9:45 PM CST
|Well, you're both wrong. It's spelled "pompon." |
Mike, these are beautiful shots. Country Dancer really does look like some of my favorite McGredy hand-painted floribundas. So pretty!
Nov 11, 2010 10:34 PM CST
|Well, mine is right, don't know what you're talking about.|
Nov 11, 2010 10:40 PM CST
|It's funny because the Country Dancer bloom was nodding toward the ground when I approached it, and I couldn't see the face of the bloom until I lifted it up in my hand, and nearly gasped when I saw the hand-painted streaks. It wasn't at all what I was expecting!|
Sue, you'll like Buff Beauty. I've moved it all over my garden and it still blooms. I got Distant Drums this year, too.
Nov 11, 2010 11:00 PM CST
|My Mom has Buff Beauty and I have always admired it so I know I will like it! Distant Drums reminds me of my best friend I lost to breast cancer a couple of years ago so I had a hard time deciding to buy it, I am still very emotional about it but I just love the dark stems and bronze foliage plus those gorgeous blooms so I decided to just finally get it and enjoy it.|
Nov 12, 2010 4:00 AM CST
|Maybe it's been long enough for the rose to evoke only good memories, Sue. It's such a beautiful rose and I hope it will serve only as a positive reminder of her.|
Nov 12, 2010 12:24 PM CST
|A beautiful rose for a beautiful person, yes! Still makes me weepy but I get that way easily.|