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Apr 17, 2011 4:38 PM CST
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'm so excited. DA Evelyn finally opened an eye for me. Two of the other plants "bloomed" but they were still stressed from being put in the ground so were not happy blooms. I'm getting more buds, and Evelyn is beautiful.
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Apr 17, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Yay!! That is a beautiful blossom!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
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Apr 17, 2011 10:49 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
That's a most beautiful happy bloom. I've had mostly unhappy ones myself so far. Too much rain. Now that the weather has cleared up, I'm expecting many happy roses. Yours gives me great hopes.
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Apr 17, 2011 11:05 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
Congratulations, Carey! Thanks for posting the photo. What a gorgeous rose.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Apr 17, 2011 11:27 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Zuzu - if you get tired of the rain, send it my way. We're having the driest year like ever. It's precipitated less than the equivalent of like 1" the entire YEAR and we should have gotten at least the equivalent of like 6-8" (snow melt is like 8" of snow = 1" of rain and we didn't get hardly ANY snow what-so-ever. In the mountains, however, they're measuring it in the feet.).

Carey - Is that gorgeousness as smelly as it is beautiful? If so, I may have to break down & find it somewhere... Rolling my eyes. Whistling Whistling
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
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Apr 17, 2011 11:46 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Toni! As a matter of fact, Ms Evelyn is as smelly as they come. Divine old rose! Not sure I smell the peach undertone as advertised, but then my nose isn't as sensitive as others. :)

Zuzu, we could use some of that rain around here too. The wildfires are starting to get really bad in TX and it feels like the Santa Anas around here lately.

And Thank you Steve! Ya'll have been a great help with layouts and care. Three of my others have some buds so I hope I'll have some more to share soon!


That Bayer systemic is the cat's meow. Now I just need to get some of that other stuff ya'll talk about and I'll have it all on my care shelf.
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Apr 18, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner 2020 Garden Photography Roses Bulbs Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: New York
We've gotten torrents of rain this past week, but it's all good given the fact that my roses are only just starting to sprout their first bud eyes and leaves. It will be another 5 weeks before I see any blooms. Can't wait!
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Apr 18, 2011 10:11 PM CST
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Garden Art Hellebores Heucheras Hummingbirder Garden Procrastinator
Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
Evelyn is one of my favorites. I got it for my mom about 6 years ago. The smell is so good. I have to prune that thing every year for her. It gets huge! My dad complains about it sticking him when he cuts the yard. LOL.
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Apr 18, 2011 10:25 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
lol! Evelyn is the 'pokiest' of the roses I have so far. She has been growing leaps and bounds already. I should have some "Love" blooms soon too, and once my Caldwell Pink starts, it'll be a show, because almost all the growth tips has a bud! Found a couple of buds on 'Spice' too. Now if I could just get Belinda's Dream to bloom again. Her blooms don't last long...
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Apr 19, 2011 8:18 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
wow.. everyone has blooms.. I barely have any leaves!!

Carey - If you want pokey thorns, try George Burns. I'm going to have to get another one... mine died last year and I decided that, yes, the thorns are well worth the beauty.
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Apr 19, 2011 8:52 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
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Oh! That's what you mean by pokey; I was thinking retarded.
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Apr 19, 2011 10:44 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
Toni - oohhh! That's an awful pretty floribunda. That would be a good addition to put in front of DA Benjamin Britten. Now I just have to find him. :)

lol Porkpal! The only retarded ones are the hairy dogs that keep running through the canes!
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Apr 19, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Carey - Actually, as evil as GB is (see this thread: http://cubits.org/roses/thread...) just have your dogs run back & forth through the canes and it should deshed them. LOL!!!

GB is pretty common to find. Should be able to find him like almost at a Home Depot/Lowes... also any LGS should carry him. If you have problems, I can pick one up locally & ship it to you.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
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Apr 19, 2011 1:03 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
WOW Toni! That's a lot of prickers! I guess the dogs would be deshed quickly with those! lol!!!

We've pretty much run through the rose parades here already. They start arriving early March around here since spring is so early for us. I'll keep my eyes open at the area nurseries as they get stuff in that's different every few weeks. I'm close enough to a dozen or so major rose nurseries that I can always explore. Thanks tho! Smiling
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Apr 20, 2011 9:03 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
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Wow Carey, gorgeous shot of Evelyn, I can always smell it!
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Apr 21, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Dog Lover Container Gardener Tropicals Roses
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plumerias Orchids Plant and/or Seed Trader Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Sue! She still has a few more blooms lined up for me to catch a whiff on a daily basis, and for a rather small bush (she's still a baby) she's been extremely rewarding with the buds and blooms. Smiling
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