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Aug 4, 2011 12:11 PM CST
|My DH is in Vegas right now & has my camera, so I was stuck taking pics with my phone. So I apologize if some of these look like crap.|
Angel Face - Front yard (2010)
Blue Bayou - Front Yard (Palatine, 2010)
Cardinal de Hume - Front Yard (Roses Unlimited 2010)
Circus - Front Yard (Home Depot 2010)
Florescent Fuschia (yes, I know this is misspelled, but that's how HMF has it) - Back Yard (Home Depot 2010)
Fragrant Plum - Back Yard (Nick's Garden 2010 - bodybag!)
Golden Masterpiece - Front yard (Home Depot 2010)
Halle - Back Yard (Palatine 2011)
Heirloom - Front Yard (Home Depot 2009)
Judy Garland - Front Yard (Paulino Gardens 2010)
Mardi Gras - Front Yard (Tagawa Gardens 2008) (You can see the desperate need to deadhead!!)
Medallion - Side Yard (Home Depot 2009) (I cut this natural bouquet & took it to work with me)
Montezuma - Front yard (Home Depot 2009)
Natasha Monet - Front yard (Roses Unlimited 2011)
NoID - no idea on who/what/where I bought this. I know I bought this this year.. but I don't remember buying it!! And I know it had to have been past the middle of May because this was put in after I buried poor Freyja. Any ideas? I know I wouldn't have bought a rose like this.. not my kind of rose. Pretty though. I guess I can just dig about a foot down & see if there's a tag still on it.
Orchid Masterpiece - first picture is Back Yard, second picture is Front yard (Home Depot, 2011)
Othello - Front Yard (Nicks Gardens 2010)
Perfume Delight - Front yard (Home Depot 2011) (it's tagged that, but it only has like 10 petals?)
Perfume Tiger - Front Yard (Home Depot 2010)
Pure Perfume - Side Yard (Tagawa Gardens 2009)
Pure Poetry - Back Yard (Roses Unlimited 2011)
Purple Heart - Front Yard (2009)
Purple Passion - Back Yard (Home Depot 2011)
Purple Splash - Back Yard (Edmunds 2011)
RedGold - Front Yard (Home Depot 2010) (2 different plants)
Ring of Fire - Front yard minibed (Burlington 2010) (I love this rose!!)
Solitude - Back Yard (Roses Unlimited 2011)
Sonja - Front Yard (Home Depot 2010) (yes, this IS a zone 7 florist rose!)
Summer Holiday - Back Yard (English seller, 2010) (I think this rose was very faded already as I believe it's supposed to be much more orange.. I don't care for apricots)
Sunny Delite - Front Yard (Home Depot 2010) (very washed out in the photo)
Typhoon Spray Freelander - Back yard (Palatine 2011) (yes, this is a very bad looking bloom, but it was the 1st one I managed to snap that wasn't bug eaten)
Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM CST
|Many of these blooms are most definitely un-crappy. Your beautiful NOID has the look of a Generosa. Did you buy any Massad-Guillot roses from Roses Unlimited? Could it be a very faded Sonia Rykiel or Florence Delattre or one of the other Generosas?|
You don't care for apricots, but look at your magnificent Medallion. Doesn't it make you want more apricot-blend roses?
Aug 4, 2011 10:19 PM CST
|I love that Medallion, and apricot roses in general. As usual, Toni, you are much too critical of your gardening efforts. Those are some lovely blooms. That Mardi Gras absolutely glows!|
Aug 4, 2011 10:31 PM CST
|Zuzu - the way it's planted from what I saw means its has to be a HD rose. I'll be digging it partially up saturday morning to see if I can find a tag. If there's no tag, then I'll have to wing it. It might be that mysterious "Shreveport" I bought earlier. I doubt that the tag, if any, is correct as, like I said before, it's not a rose I would normally buy. It's wayyy too big to be any rose from RU. All of mine from them ..|
I remember buying four roses from their 2-year old plant sale. But still, those were still kinda piddly compared to this rose. I'll just have to do some digging to figure it out.
What I hate now is that, while we're getting some much-needed rain, I'm also starting to see black spot. I have a few roses showing signs of black spot. Bleh. Mostly OGR rather than some of my hybrids. Usually ones with French names. LOL!!
But, on a positive note: my Princess of Monaco is FINALLY putting out new leaves!!! I'm hoping to get lots of leaves before a frost comes through, so I'm looking at 2 more months probably. I think we're going to have a normal fall as the geese are starting to V-line south & the bucks are still in velvet. They're also still very red, which tells me a normal autumn rather than a early winter. If they were to start turning gray, then we'd be in for a early snowy winter.
Aug 4, 2011 10:41 PM CST
|The other thing the NOID looks like to me is Souvenir de la Malmaison. Did you have that one?|
The OGR's in my garden always have more black spot than the modern roses, and this year the OGR's are showing traces of powdery mildew and rust, which they've never shown before. We've had peculiar weather all year here, though: June in January, and January in June. People assume the hybridizers of modern roses were just going for good colors and good bloom shape, but they were also working on resistance to disease.
The very worst offenders in my garden every single year when it comes to black spot, however, are the Buck roses, which are supposed to be so disease-free. Humph!
Aug 6, 2011 11:51 AM CST
|You mentioned Princess of Monaco and I wanted to tell you a recent thing that came up with that rose. I had someone contact me on HMF regarding my image of that rose, she is an operatic set designer and had requested a larger copy of my image for their programs but the printer said they needed something much larger than what I shoot in. She was sad as she had already come up with a design and sent me her copy shown below. I love how she cropped my original, I barely recognized it as my photo!|
(click to see entire image as it really crops it for this thumbnail)
Aug 6, 2011 12:21 PM CST
|beautiful. What sold me on this rose was that it had a single bloom on it when I bought it. it had only 1 green cane, but the cane looked healthy enough. I have tons of new leaves on it and since we've been getting almost a nightly drizzle/rain, I think it's finally awake! I'm going to feed it some Age Old Fish tonight and hopefully that'll REALLY jumpstart it. And if I can get it to survive the winter (I'm going to literally bury the entire thing in mulch w/a bucket protecting it), then I'm gonna be so excited!!! |