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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 4:16 PM CST
Here are some scenes from the garden today, including many of the roses that are blooming.

Carefree Beauty



A Shropshire Lad



Amber Queen



Amber Queen



Apricot Candy



Ballerina



Berries 'n' Cream Rose & Jackmanii Superba Clematis



Robins in the bird bath

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Garden ornament

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Blaze of Glory



Blueberry Hill



Bouquet Parfait Rose & Jackmanii Superba Clematis

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Bouquet Parfait



Buff Beauty



Burgundy Iceberg



Caramel Antike



Ch-Ching



Cherry Parfait



Christopher Marlowe



Chrysler Imperial



Cinco de Mayo



Blush Flower Circus



Blush Flower Circus & Foxgloves

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Coleus

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Coleus

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Country Dancer



Elgantyne



English Garden



Japanese Painted Fern



Jackmanii Superba Clematis



Fragrant Cloud



French Lace

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Fuschia branch

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Gemini



The gnome by the garden gate

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Golden Unicorn



Hanging out by the garden shed

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Winchester Honey Suckle



Iceberg



Wall mounted iron planter

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Jacob's Robe & Jackmanii Superba Clematis



Keith's Delight



Keys to the Garden

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Lantern

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Lavender Lassie



Love & Peace



Elle



I'll take a break and add some more in a little while. Smiling
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 16, 2013 4:40 PM CST

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Wow! All of these shots are amazing, especially the ones of garden art and pure whimsy (Keys to the garden).
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 4:48 PM CST
Here are some more from today...

Opening Night



New Dawn (it's now 26 feet wide)



New Dawn



Outta the Blue (looking a little darker red than usual)



Paloma Blanca



Petunia

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Pink Intuition



April Moon



Precious Dream



Purple Tiger



Queen Elizabeth



Queen Elizabeth



Red Ribbons



Relief sculpture

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Ruffled Cloud



Scentimental



Shakespeare 2000



Assorted shapes & colors

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Singin' in the Rain



Sir John Betjeman



Face the sun

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Wedding Cake (but no green tints in this bloom cycle)



White Dawn



Knocker

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Watering can

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Zephirine Drouhin



Assorted planters

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Thank you Zuzu. I noticed I placed a stray apostrophe in Keys to the garden, so I removed it. I must have been thinking of Keith's Delight, just above it!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 16, 2013 5:01 PM CST

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I've never seen Keith's Delight before. In fact, we don't even have an entry for it, so I'd better create one right away.

I don't know how you keep Wedding Cake alive. Kudos to you! The rest of us have failed miserably. I've failed at growing two, which never even reached the point of producing blooms, and am now struggling to keep a third one alive.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Keith's Delight was one of Ralph's hybrids, and it's gotten quite large. I'm pretty sure I got it in the same order as my two Wedding Cakes, the last year that Sequoia was open, when he was 101 if I remember correctly. They were all tiny little plants when I received them. I lost one of the two Wedding Cakes after the first season. But the second one has come back three years now, even though it is quite small and I do nothing to protect it in the winter. The first year it produced those strange, rubbery, ruffled, mauve, pink, and green tinted petals. Since then they've looked a little more "normal". I hope they revert back to their strange appearance some day. I typically don't get but two bloom cycles out of it each season, and sometimes they are weirdly shaped, but I still treasure that little odd gem.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jun 16, 2013 5:28 PM CST

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I'll be disappointed if mine blooms and looks "normal." I want the odd blooms.

Speaking of odd, do you still have Most Unusual Day? Mine's still struggling along, but seems to produce blooms only in the middle of a heat wave or a rainstorm, both of which ruin the blooms, so I've yet to photograph it.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 5:36 PM CST
It, too, produced those strange rubbery petals that seemed to last forever. Alas, the plant didn't (last forever, that is), and I lost it after its first season. It was another spindly little thing so I tried to overwinter it in the garage, but think I kept the soil too moist.
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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 16, 2013 6:52 PM CST
Pompon Flower Circus reminds me a little bit of Wedding Cake, because of the unusual combination of pink and green tints, and because Wedding Cake sometimes produces cupped blooms, that are also slow to open.


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Jun 16, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Mike your rose parades are a real treat: perfect blooms, amazing photography! Thank you.
Porkpal
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 17, 2013 8:32 AM CST
I'm very glad you enjoy them. The first blush was a little late in coming this year, but that's because I had to prune all the roses back so much after a harsh winter; and then we had a cool spring. But I actually prefer the shorter plants that I've got right now - it's a little less crowded - at least for now. I'm sure that will change in the weeks ahead. Hilarious!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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Skiekitty
Jun 18, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Mike - Absolutely spectacular. I would say I'm impressed, but that's not saying much as it doesn't take much to impress me. I will say though, however, I'm insanely jealous! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I think, honestly, this has to be my fav pic. http://garden.org/pics/2013-06-16/Mike/8181ba.jpg
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Cottage_Rose
Jun 21, 2013 9:03 PM CST
O M G! GORG as always! Drooling Drooling Drooling
Love your garden decor as well. Thumbs up
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 22, 2013 6:59 AM CST
Thank you both!
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 28, 2013 7:55 PM CST
And here are a few more in bloom this week...

Memorial Day


Midas Touch


Miss All American Beauty


Moore's Striped Rugosa


Deck Decor
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Oranges 'n' Lemons


Paloma Blanca

Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jun 28, 2013 8:02 PM CST

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Sweet! especially the Deck Decor!
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jun 28, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Black Swallowtail Butterfly on Zinnia
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Jun 28, 2013 9:21 PM CST
Most of us post photos, Mike posts art!
Porkpal
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Jun 28, 2013 11:07 PM CST
porkpal said:Most of us post photos, Mike posts art!


I agree I agree I agree Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Charter ATP Member Region: Pennsylvania Hibiscus Container Gardener Clematis Region: Northeast US
Annuals Echinacea Winter Sowing Seed Starter Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Roses_R_Red
Jul 2, 2013 10:16 AM CST
That "Pompon Flower Circus" is really fascinating!! I also LOVE your pots!! I actually went thru you pics twice before I could leave this site!!

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