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Aug 2, 2014 3:14 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Here we are at the end of summer for some and in the thick of the hottest season for others.



The thumbnail photo is Summer Dream, the Fryer floribunda. There's also another Summer Dream, a Warriner hybrid tea, pictured below:



I'm gaining a stronger appreciation for overhead watering by hand. I've been planting short perennials between my roses to cut down on the empty spaces that are so inviting to grassy weeds. It has been hot, so I'm hand watering those perennials every day. Despite the heat, the roses around these perennials are putting out so much new growth, including new basal canes! The roses that are hit by the timed sprinklers are also displaying some new growth, but nothing like the ones in the hand-watered locations.
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Aug 2, 2014 9:33 PM CST
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Summer Dream is luscious! Most of my roses are looking good too Zuzu, I supplement with hand watering every couple of days. Lady Emma Hamilton is full of blooms again:

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And Brothers Grimm looks as lush as it's first spring flush. It will bloom like this at least two more times. I have two of them now.
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Aug 2, 2014 9:39 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Love that Brothers Grimm! Is that tall plant near the dish gazebo a hollyhock?

This is the month to watch for the annual updating of the Palatine site. As soon as they remove the "sold out" notices, they'll also be adding next season's plants. So exciting! This year they're starting the buying season later -- September 8th instead of September 1st.
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Aug 2, 2014 10:59 PM CST
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The tall yellow spots? that's Graham Thomas.
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Aug 2, 2014 11:41 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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No, to the left of the gazebo. Tall plant with orange and melon-colored blooms. Maybe it's a climbing rose.
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Aug 3, 2014 12:50 AM CST
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Yep, Jacob's Robe. Thumbs up
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Aug 3, 2014 7:24 PM CST
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Bloom are booming!!!
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Aug 4, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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woww......... *sigh* must be nice. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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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Aug 4, 2014 1:38 PM CST
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Just a few shots from this morning, I'll probably add many to my blog later with a few other things.

Cafe
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Vesper
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Grace


Molineux
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Graham Thomas (with 2 pointy little ears in the second shot Hilarious! )
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Perle d'Or
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Pompon Flower Circus with moisture spots, we have had heavy dew in the mornings for weeks now.
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Royal Sunset


Caramella
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Lady Emma Hamilton
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And a few days ago, a pair of quail bought their brood of 10-12 tiny chicks for a visit, they now come through the garden every day, starting with a pass by the patio slider. This morning I took the second and third shot through the glass patio door and you can see proud papa on top of the arbor watching a portion of his brood down below.
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Aug 4, 2014 2:02 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Paradise!

You have so many roses in the "fruity-melty" shades Hortensia used to talk about in the DG Rose Forum. Just lovely!
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Aug 4, 2014 2:03 PM CST
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Oh, fruity-melty', that's a great description!
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Aug 4, 2014 2:11 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I just enlarged that photo and saw the pointy ears. Precious!
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Aug 4, 2014 2:15 PM CST
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Yep, you can miss a lot if you don't enlarge! That was Kasey, going to see what Penny was barking about.
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Aug 4, 2014 5:19 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Sue your garden is incredible! I also liked the ears and the quail family pictures. Nothing very scenic here; we need rain.
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Aug 4, 2014 10:14 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Me no see the "ears".
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Aug 5, 2014 12:47 AM CST
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Hilarious! did you open the right photo I mentioned?
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Aug 5, 2014 8:41 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Mike - You gotta open it up & look all the way down to the bottom right. All you see is the tippy-tips of 2 fuzzy ears.
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Aug 5, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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OK, NOW I see them ! LOL
Where I am, when I see ears like that they're usually attached to the head of a raccoon or a possum.

Speaking of "critters", I saw a squirrel devouring a huge clump of rose hips from my Dream Weaver rose the other day, which I had left on the sidewalk. He didn't seem to like any of the other ones, just the Dream Weaver's. Go figure.
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Aug 5, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Perhaps you should do a taste test!
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Aug 7, 2014 7:10 AM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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My Dream Weaver has huge hips this year also! We're canning this week--maybe I'll make rose jelly? It's my first time canning, so we're experimenting with all kinds of stuff. I had one jar erupt all over the place yesterday as it was cooling. What causes that? I need to find a forum for canning, I guess!
Last night we had a massive storm. Today the grass is brilliant glowing green from all the lightning. It looks like we got a little over 2" of rain....in less than 1 hour. The weather service said winds were 70 mph at the Air Force Base near me and I don't doubt it, judging by the size of pots that blew around the yard.
I think today should be just a gardening day. I'll finally plant the roses that have been patiently waiting in pots, and prune the HTs for fall bloom, and maybe start the fall garden!
If I can resist pulling weeds, that is. I love weeding right after a good rain!
Too bad today is payroll day and I can't *really* devote the whole day to gardening. Sigh...I hate it when work gets in the way of play. Lovey dubby
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