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Oct 19, 2014 11:42 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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Lyn, the photos of your roses are lovely. I don't believe I have ever seen pictures of these except for Kardinal. Pink Poodles is quite different - love it. I was looking for a rose similar to Purple Buttons and settled for Munstead Wood.
The temps dropped to 37 degrees tonight and now they are talking about a nor easter this week. Ran around as fast I could today winterizing my garden. I am concerned because some of my roses have black spot and have no leaves. I see evidence of new leaves forming but with this temperature drop and all this rain headed our way - I don't know what the end result will be. Never a dull moment.- Margie
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Oct 20, 2014 10:28 AM CST
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Name: Toni
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last week was a very very very bad week for me.

R.I.P. my beloved Conan.
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He was suffering from liver failure, so I had him go over the Rainbow Bridge on Friday when the vets gave me the prognoses that there was no hope. He was between 14 & 18 years old and I had him since Jan 2002 when I adopted him at age between 2 & 4. I am so very sorry Conan. I hope you forgive me. Crying Crying Crying
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Oct 20, 2014 10:47 AM CST
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Oct 20, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Oh, so sorry, Toni. We love our fur babies so deeply, and their lives seem so brief. Group hug
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Oct 20, 2014 11:33 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Margie ....

>>> I am concerned because some of my roses have black spot and have no leaves.

This is to be expected in that roses, like many other plants, abandon plant parts, ie leaves, that no longer serve the plant. Photosynthesis in roses, slows down when temps reach 70F. The leaves are no longer serving their function to the plant, so the plant just gets rid of them. When you see the beautiful change in color in the trees in colder climates, it's exactly the same process. Leaf drop, itself, is not significant in the survival of the rose.

When the repeat blooming genes were introduced to roses, those crosses also brought along the inability of the roses to go fully dormant. The crosses for these roses came from roses that did naturally go dormant and were once blooming roses with roses from milder climates where the plants never had to go dormant. Depending on the rose, some roses can survive the colder temperatures without going fully dormant, but may have significant die back of the canes. Since the nutrients for modern roses are stored in those canes, it can mean the death of the rose.

The opposite is also true. Many roses that have more of the cold hardy genes in their make up fail miserably in warmer climates because they do not get enough chill hours. Finding the right rose for your climate and how to bring it through your winters or summers is the key.

Toni ... I am sorry for your pain in having to let Conan go over the Rainbow bridge. It's so hard to let an animal you love go.

Lyn
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Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM CST
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So sorry about Conan, Toni. I remember all of your stories about him, always told in an affectionate tone, even when he was being mischievous. You and he were lucky to have found each other and to have shared so many years..
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Oct 20, 2014 2:00 PM CST
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Name: Toni
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Zuzu - you remember when he broke his foot? And he had bandages on that foot for months? He was always a rotten boy.. I loved that cat. omg, did I love that cat. I mourned him for days before and I'm still not over him. He's in the back yard near Osiris. I'll be putting an October Glory or Autumn Blaze maple over him. My back yard is definitely starting to turn into a pet cemetery.

It's been a very odd autumn for me here. We usually get our first snow by the 2nd weekend of October and it's been hovering in the 70s all month! Doesn't look like we'll be getting any colder for quite some weeks, too.. That's OK, I am just hoping that the roses, because I haven't trimmed them, are putting down lots of good roots for the winter. Lots are trying to put out new leaves from what they've lost due to stinking blackspot (the front yard is much worse than the back yard), but I'm expecting all that to be killed off in a few weeks I guess. Just very surprising how mild & exceedingly pleasant it's been.
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Oct 20, 2014 2:47 PM CST
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I do remember when he broke his foot. You were so worried about him and gave him such good care. He was a very special boy and he was lucky to have you.
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Oct 20, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Toni ...

It's almost the same here. Day temps are playing between the 60s and 70s. Night temps are still in the high 40s to low 50s. It's odd to see new growth this time of year. I haven't even dug out my winter clothing yet.

As long as you have temps in the 70s, the roses will put on new leaves, and, yes, the plants have more time to store nutrients.

>>>Just very surprising how mild & exceedingly pleasant it's been.

It's wonderful, but we've been getting just enough rain that I can't work outside. I still haven't had all of my wood delivered and still have wood I need to split and get under cover. I am so glad it hasn't gotten really cold yet. I had my first small evening fire last night.

Smiles,
Lyn
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Oct 20, 2014 3:52 PM CST
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Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Conan had an owner who gave him exceptional care and attention for twelve years and knew when to say goodbye. He was one lucky cat.
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Oct 20, 2014 4:10 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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I agree
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Oct 22, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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Toni , so sorry for your loss. Furry children are a miracle from God. The smile of your day. Forever embraced in your heart. Until you meet again.
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Oct 22, 2014 9:39 PM CST
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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have a few roses worthy (kinda) of pictures.. but the blackspot.. omg, it's horrible.

Anne Henderson, Barbra Streisand, Blue Bayou
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BlueGirl (2 different plants), Colorific
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Dick Clark, Hawkeye Belle, JFK
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Koko Loco, Melody Parfume, New Year
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Pandemonium, Perfume de Grasse, Picante
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Shocking Blue, Silver Anniversary, South Africa
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Sterling Silver (2 different shots), White Licorice
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Oct 22, 2014 9:48 PM CST
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Lots of blooms, Toni. Very nice. Please add your Silver Anniversary photo to the database. We don't have any photos of that one yet.
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Oct 22, 2014 9:59 PM CST
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Forgot to add my "hippy" roses. LOLLL

Julia Child & Hansa


Cardinal de Hume & Purple Splash


I don't know if you noticed, but inside Silver Anniversary there was a poor bee who got frozed out. Sad
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Oct 24, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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We got more rain, so I don't have many blooms that are not rain damaged, but the plants are looking really, really good. Some of the roses are still putting out some new blooms.

We haven't gotten our first hard freeze yet, so there is still some color in the garden.

Fabulous!

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Cinderella

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Green Ice

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Little Buckeroo

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Pinstripe

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Queen Elizabeth

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View from across the road

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Smiles,
Lyn
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Oct 28, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
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No snow for me, but got a majorly heavy killing frost this morning. I'll call this pictures Frozen Beauty. Some of these pictures are still in early morning shadows.

Two different BlueGirl bushes
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ChaChing!
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Dick Clark
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Elle
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Granada
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Hansa (just frozen leaves), Incognito
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2 No IDs (tags are buried in the mulch & can't remember who they are)
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JFK & Oranges and Lemons
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Rainbow Sorbet
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Sheila's Perfume, Sonya
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Star of the Nile
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South Africa, Sterling Silver
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Starstruck, Typhoon Freelander
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Voluptous!, Wild Blue Yonder
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and very aptly named Winter Magic
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Oct 28, 2014 1:43 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Sad but beautiful!
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Oct 28, 2014 2:02 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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All of the blooms in my garden are rain damaged. I really don't care. I am so glad to have the rain.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Oct 30, 2014 2:29 PM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Our forecast is for low 20s tonight, then warmer for another week. I've sprayed the tropicals for insects, and today I have to make those tough decisions on who lives and who freezes.
The roses are just lovely from the chilly weather the last few nights. My annuals are finally blooming the way they do in better climates. I hope I can find time to take a few pictures!
Toni, your roses are incredible. I'm glad they put on such a lovely late show for you!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
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