Roses forum: Just for fun -- upside-down roses

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 3:35 PM CST

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We had a lot of rain yesterday and some of the roses I'd been waiting to photograph are upside-down and soggy today. They do have a special charm, however, especially the bicolor ones, so here are a few of them:

Aloha (the Boerner one)

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Canadian Sunset

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Chic

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Compassion



Emina

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I'll continue these in a second post. The upload is balking.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 3:38 PM CST

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Fire 'n' Ice

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Judy Garland

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Love

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Mystique Ruffles

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Patchwork

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Rainbow Niagara

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Oct 4, 2011 3:40 PM CST
They really look good that way, don't they? It's doubly true of roses that climb arches and pergolas and look down at you from above.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Oct 4, 2011 3:54 PM CST
Now did you send the rain our way? I promise to share w/PPal...
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Oct 4, 2011 4:14 PM CST
I did. It's raining here now, so I'll gladly send more: it's rained three or four times a week since August. The garden is happy, happy. I'm ready for drier weather. Can hardly wait for February.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Oct 4, 2011 4:23 PM CST
I'll trade ya.. I'll take the rain, give you my dry. I can't stand to walk in a grocery store with a wheeled cart any more, I get electrocuted every time I touch anything. And it hurts. My hair is so staticy.. I'm having to use my Static Guard way too early. I'll take ALL your rain.. we're soooo dry here... Sad :( :(
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tweet...
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2011 4:36 PM CST

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Our rain is an anomaly. We usually don't have rain between April and November. The earliest rain I can remember in past years was on Halloween (I remember feeling sorry for the trick-or-treaters because it caught them by surprise and they weren't dressed for it), but that's practically in November anyway. This was a total surprise. Nice break from watering, though.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 4, 2011 10:14 PM CST

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And we had the last rain late too, June 28th if I remember right, totally out of character. We're usually done by May.

I love hanging rose heads, some of my favorite shots are upside down blooms, nothing from this week though.
I adore that shot of Compassion the best!
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