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Jan 1, 2021 12:44 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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This will have to be a better year than the one that's ending now, right? I'm next in line for the vaccine, and although the necessary self-isolation of the past year has not made any major changes in my everyday life (I don't have a car, so I'm accustomed to staying at home and having everything delivered), I really miss having five or six people over for drinks, snacks, and conversation. I expect to have those gatherings again after all of my friends have been vaccinated. I also hope to have many things in the house and garden repaired and refurbished this year, and I've recently found some workers who are highly conscientious about masking and social distancing. In fact, things are looking up in every area of life.

In short, I'm very happy with all of the changes I expect this year to bring, so the thumbnail rose for this month is Happy. Here's my closeup of the blooms and Sue's photo of the entire plant in my garden.

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Jan 1, 2021 8:28 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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Poor 2021! t is going to have a hard time living up to our high expectations.

Lots of workers need to be vaccinated before me. My rather isolated life on the farm keeps me safer than average. I am still looking forward to my turn, however.
Porkpal
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Jan 1, 2021 1:36 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wishing you a year filled with
new beginnings,
new hopes,
dreams and
all that makes you "HAPPY"


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Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
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Jan 1, 2021 3:41 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Happy looks lovely, Zuzu! Bigger plant than I expected though.

Porkpal, I think I agree with you. I'm so relieved 2020 is over but I'm trying not to pin all my hopes on 2021. Too much to expect everything to just get better so fast.

I am hoping for a beautiful rose season though! Here is a toast to a great rose season with some Champagne Wishes!
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Jan 1, 2021 3:50 PM CST
Moderator
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
It's the climbing variety of Happy, Seil, so it commonly grows to 10-15 feet.
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Jan 1, 2021 5:07 PM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
I'm with you Porkpal.
I'll believe it when I see it.
I will get vaccinated when I'm allowed to...my Doc says the way New York is going it might be June.

We usually hear the roaring crowd in Times Square from our bedroom. It was very quiet last night.

Despite all this, I wish all you and yours the very best for 2021!
David
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Jan 1, 2021 6:59 PM CST
Name: Stan
San Gabriel Valley, CA (Zone 10a)
Hello everybody.....I am a newbie to this site and wanted to wish everybody a very good 2021. I had this first bud bloom yesterday on my new bush on of all days, December 31. Hopefully, it is a sign of better things to come going forward. Mine is called Life of the Party. How apropos, we all can use a party...!! Happy New Year!
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Jan 1, 2021 8:29 PM CST
Name: David Tillyer
New York City (Zone 7b)
Congratulations, Stan. And welcome to the Rose list!
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Jan 2, 2021 1:32 AM CST
Name: Lola
Tasmania
Region: Australia Birds Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Farmer Irises
Roses Keeps Sheep
This is Troilus with one of the smaller blooms of Cafe. I think I have figured out why I love DAs and similar roses. It's because when they are past their best they don't shrivel up and turn brown like some others but they turn downwards and look like crumpled ballgowns. I just love the way they are so elegant in their decline.
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Jan 2, 2021 2:39 AM CST
Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
Happy New Years everyone (:

Hope everyone is doing well and had fun in the holidays!

My nieces helped me collect some of my parents roses and some camillias to make a new year's bouquet, really loved how they all looked together (:

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Wishing you all a happy and prosperous 2021!!
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Jan 2, 2021 3:17 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Thanks, Zuzu! I didn't know there were climbing polyanthas!

Hi, Stan, welcome! Your rose is gorgeous!

Lola, I know exactly what you mean! I won an ARS photo competion with my rose tutu once. The rose is Dublin Bay/

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Daniel, lucky you to be picking beautiful bouquets in January, lol!
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Jan 3, 2021 7:45 PM CST
PNW (Zone 8b)
Seil, this photo is so genius and awesome! I can't stop watching it.
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Jan 3, 2021 8:03 PM CST
Name: Stan
San Gabriel Valley, CA (Zone 10a)
Thank you for the welcomes. I hope I can provide something to the community.
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Jan 3, 2021 9:42 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
Thank you Aerith.
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Jan 4, 2021 2:44 AM CST
Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
@seilMI

It definitely is a huge blessing that they bloom here in January!
It's one of the perks making up for the burning and heat exhaustion of summer haha

Also, that entry is really beautiful (: the lighting on the rose makes it so nice!

@socalroseguy

Oh hey! it seems that we're not too far apart from eachother (:
Welcome! Looking forward to seeing you here!
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Jan 4, 2021 6:12 AM CST
Name: Stan
San Gabriel Valley, CA (Zone 10a)
Hello there Daniel. To be more exact, I reside in Monterey Park.
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Jan 4, 2021 8:15 PM CST
Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
@socalroseguy

Hey!
I think that's like a 30 minute drive from me!
Hope we could help each other out then (:
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Jan 5, 2021 1:53 AM CST
Name: Lola
Tasmania
Region: Australia Birds Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Farmer Irises
Roses Keeps Sheep
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There are heaps of small dark flies in my garden at the moment. I first noticed them last week when they were swarming among a group of old and decaying violets and since then they have put fly spots on all of my roses.
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Jan 5, 2021 6:29 AM CST
Name: Stan
San Gabriel Valley, CA (Zone 10a)
Dciau1 said:@socalroseguy

Hey!
I think that's like a 30 minute drive from me!
Hope we could help each other out then (:


LOL...so with all things being "normal" and with our typical traffic, this means you probably live a couple of blocks from me....LOL.... Here is another pic of my Life of the Party with a more mature flower.


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Jan 5, 2021 12:16 PM CST
Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
Cream Abundance bouquet
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