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Sep 13, 2010 10:47 AM CST
|The nights are definitely getting chilly.. I can't sleep with the window open when I wash my hair.. freezes my head now. Some of the trees & shrubs are starting to show that it's getting closer to fall. The locust trees are the first ones to show signs.. and half of their leaves are already yellow. Day before yesterday, saw some maples turning, but my burning bush is barely starting to tinge the red that it's famous for. My growing season's almost done and I had a very poor season to be honest. I'm hoping that next year will be better. So, I don't have hardly any new blossoms that I haven't posted before. This time of year seems so futile.. why try when everything will be dead and brown in less than a month? But it couldn't hurt to try!!!
So, starting with roses in the front yard, here's some that were worthy of taking pictures. Those posted with a 9/11 date, they were taken earlier in the morning when things were still in shadows (about 8ish) as the sun hadn't gotten over the neighbors' trees yet. Those with today's posts were taken about 8:30, so they'll be in almost full sun.
Strike It Rich is more pink than I remember.
Lagerfeld hasn't blessed me w/too many blooms. I will have to redo that section.. I think I'm going to just pull the roses from there and stick them in a more hospitable place. They're not doing well in the rocks. In fact, 3 of my roses there haven't blossomed once!
Stainless Steel is giving me a couple of new blossoms. Smells so good!
And Julia Child with her buttery goodness.
Joseph's Coat is definitely not a climber.
JFK is a nice white though.
Mardi Gras.. ah, what can I say?
Perfume Tiger is going strong all over the place! All 4 of them are blooming, but I only took like one good picture.
Sep 13, 2010 11:15 AM CST
|Picante never fails to please my orange addiction
Intrigue is just gorgeous, if a tiny plant.
Golden Masterpiece is exactly that.
Blue Bayou is a stunner. I love this one and am so happy I got it from Palatine.
RedGold is a slight disappointment, but that's OK. Still pretty.
Sunny Delight is such a happy rose.
Tequila Sunset isn't a smelly rose like I thought it was supposed to be.
This is my "corner". It's on the corner of the house and gets less than 3 hours of sun a day.
In the middle is where I transplanted Midnight Blue. I had it out in the main yard, but it was getting so badly fried. It seems to like this corner, so I'm going to say that it's very shade tolerant.
Poor Moonstone. It just tries so hard, but I don't know if it'll take another winter like last winter. It *is* a zone 7 rose after all...
And last rose for the front yard is Ruby Ruby. It's like the Energizer Bunny.. it hasn't stopped blooming at all once it got started!
Sep 13, 2010 11:42 AM CST
|In the back, so very very very few roses are blooming. Only in my "pond area" are any of them really blossoming right now (last week it was the west side of the house, but I couldn't find my camera!!). So I got a few pictures of that area. I'll be tearing down the pond here in about a month or so before it freezes.. I need to resettle the bottom pond anyways.
So here's the south side of the ponds. The big section is crane's bill. That thing grows like a weed! I planted 8 of them there and they took over that section like gangbusters!
I'm quite sure that this is Singin' the Blues. I got some T-signs that I need to write down the names of the roses quickly, but that means digging them up as the tags are usually buried down with the bud union. Gotta do that next weekend.
And, of course, Sterling Silver.
On the west side, I have some roses going, but most are spent. Mr. Lincoln, however, is breathtaking.
Outta the Blue is right next to Mr. Lincoln and is suffering from blackspot. Only reason why is my husband turned on the water and didn't turn it off, so they got watered for about 3 hours one day. Oops.
Kordes Brilliance is spectacular... just a bit small. Here it is in the shade... my 25 year old silver maple shades that area in the hot afternoon and so it only gets about 4-5 hours of mid-morning/noon sun.
Pure Perfume sure is blindingly white. Just a bit low to the ground to suit me as I practically have to get on my knees to take a picture, let alone sniff it!
One last pic.. my honeysuckle. It's taking over.. it's a Triffid!! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...)
Sep 13, 2010 8:26 PM CST
|Looks like your season's in full swing. Fabulous!
We have no pictures of Picante in the database, Toni, and that's a beaut!
Sep 14, 2010 1:11 PM CST
|Zuzu - didn't realize that there were no pics.. so I added a few. Hope they're OK.
Sep 14, 2010 2:10 PM CST
|They're great! Thanks a million.|
Sep 22, 2010 1:56 PM CST
|Can't find my camera, and these were too pretty today to pass up, so I had to use my phone.
Bad picture of Sonia. It's much more of a warmer pink than this.
Paradise. Little fuzzy here, but it's still a gorgeous bloom, especially now that the temps are getting lower (80s for highs, 40s for lows).
Kordes Perfecta is not represented very well with this picture. I really really need to find my camera!!!
Julia Child - Happy as a tiny bush can be!
Joseph's Coat is definitely a non-climbing version... but what can you ask for when you're a $2.50 bodybag rose from BigLots?
RedGold with all it's non-red-gold colors. :)
All of my Perfume Tigers are blooming, had to pick one perfect bloom to take a crappy picture of.
And, last but not least, my poor tiny little Silver Star. The bloom is almost bigger than the plant. I ended up putting Home Depot flags next to the plant so I knew where it was as there was nothing above the ground after this winter's decimation. I feel so bad for it... I love how it's supposed to be 4-5 ft.. more like 4-5 inches.
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