Roses forum: Interesting link to BLACK roses

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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Apr 2, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Someone sent me this yesterday about a BLACK rose in Turkey.
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/the-stunningly-beautiful-b...

What say you all ?
Name: Alyssa Blue
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 2, 2016 10:38 AM CST
I couldn't do it. It looks to me like a funeral rose, or that it should be displayed in front of a castle with gargoyles. Hilarious!

But...in feng shui, black is supposed to signify mystery and power, and is used to promote career. I do not practice feng shui, a couple of my friends do and their homes look very nice.
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Apr 2, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Nor could I. Funerial was my first thought as well...but I do like castles and gargoyles !
I don't "do" feng shui either...but don't have any issue with it one way or the other. Besides, I'm sure the inside of my place, as well as my garden violates every single feng shui principle anyway . LOL
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 2, 2016 3:57 PM CST
My first thought was photo shop.
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Apr 2, 2016 6:34 PM CST
Yes, that, too !
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 2, 2016 9:01 PM CST

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My first thought was April Fools, but then I saw the date of the article. The thing that's most suspicious is this:

"The district officials have made efforts to save the roses. They collected seedlings from village homes and replanted them closer to their original surroundings in greenhouses. They have been doing slightly better, ever since."

Roses like the ones in the pictures are not going to grow from seedlings. Those are not species roses. They're obviously hybrids, so the seedlings would be largely useless, wouldn't they?
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 2, 2016 9:30 PM CST
Good point!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Apr 2, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Yes. I thought the same thing.
Porkpal is right. Those photos have to be doctored.
Those dyed blue phaelenopsis orchids in the grocery stores look more natural. Green Grin!
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CindiKS
Apr 3, 2016 6:11 AM CST
No, it's the real deal. They are red roses that take up minerals from the Euphrates, very similar to how the "blue" orchids take up dye. The soil and water in that specific area is the key to the color. I suspect any dark colored rose planted in that area would end up with black blossoms. It sounds as if the ph and minerals affect the roses the most as summer wears on.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 3, 2016 7:23 AM CST
I am willing to believe that the roses are extremely dark - mostly black - but those photos have no red color in them at all. They have been enhanced.
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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Jun 2, 2016 11:22 AM CST

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Look at the canes. They're totally black. 'Shopjob to the max.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnvoz91k8hc
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jun 2, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Yup!
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Name: Tom Cagle
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Coppice
Jun 3, 2016 4:59 AM CST
Photo-shopped.
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jun 3, 2016 5:26 AM CST
All the reds have been darkened to black, the leaf edges and stems gave me a chuckle Hilarious!
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Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Jun 3, 2016 7:10 PM CST
They missed a couple stems. Rolling on the floor laughing Upper left corner is a green one and one in the very back of the pic is also green. Hilarious!

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