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Thumb of 2014-04-26/dave/99f177@dave submitted this image in the Specific Plants: Roses category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

This image is in the plant database under Rose (Rosa 'Easy Does It')

Name: Sheila Caldon
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SheilaC
Nov 13, 2014 11:06 AM CST
I like how you left some negative space in the photo. Every bloom is in focus too. Not many multi-bloom shots submitted. Also, love the colors in that rose----I think I'll just hang the photo in my garden until I can get the plant!! If it's not copyrighted.... Thumbs up
Beauty pleases, not only the eyes, but, the heart as well. Sheila
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 13, 2014 11:08 AM CST

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Thanks Sheila, feel free to print the photo out. Smiling Easy Does It is definitely my favorite rose of the year. So beautiful!!
Name: Sheila Caldon
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SheilaC
Nov 13, 2014 8:34 PM CST
It really is a beauty! Is that considered a care-free rose, like the Knock Out series? My Knock Out has no problems at all. No bugs, no spots, just blooms profusely---can't say it's much for re-blooming though.
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evermorelawnless
Nov 13, 2014 10:36 PM CST
I think that's a good point, Sheila, about the white space (or analogue). I so often overlook that element when I'm trying to put stuff together.

Nicely done, Dave.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Nov 14, 2014 2:32 AM CST

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Thanks both of you.

Sheila, it's not as carefree as a knockout or earthkind rose but it definitely is fairly problem free. @Trish maintains the roses for the most part so I'm not sure what all she has to do with it. It does form a pretty dense shrub with what seems like hundreds of canes, and I pretty heavily prune it each winter.

Here's Trish's rose bed from last spring:

You can see the Easy Does It on the left. Hundreds of blooms. Beautiful rose!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 4:02 PM CST
I love this rose Dave. This photo made me fall in love with it.
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Maybe Trish can tell us what she has to do for this rose to look like it does in the photo? I would love to have one in my yard.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Nov 26, 2014 8:46 PM CST

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Lynn,

This rose is particularly suited for our area. It really thrives in East TX! I don't treat it any differently than any of my other roses.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Thank you for the info Trish. I'll see if I can find one locally this coming spring.

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