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Aug 1, 2017 8:40 AM CST
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Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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New month, new thread!!
This year is going by way too fast!

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Aug 1, 2017 9:07 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Perfect rose, perfect picture!
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Aug 1, 2017 9:47 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Roses Hummingbirder Farmer Daylilies
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I agree
The time is flying by way too fast.
It reminds me of the lyrics from "Many a New Day" (from "Oklahoma") where she says, "Never have I asked an August sky, WHERE has last July gone".

I feel like I took a 30 day nap and woke up to August.
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Aug 1, 2017 11:43 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Roses Clematis
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Love that movie Mike, now I'm humming that song!
My gardening Blog!
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Aug 2, 2017 4:00 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Today is National Coloring Book Day

(aka Color Wonder, KORbico, Queen of Roses, Reine des Roses, Konigin der Rosen)
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Aug 2, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
Thank You! , Suzanne! And Porkpal! That made my day.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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Aug 3, 2017 3:18 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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On this day in 1941 Martha Stewart was born:

Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Aug 4, 2017 4:41 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Today is Single Working Women's Day

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Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Aug 5, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Today is National Mustard Day

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Aug 6, 2017 4:19 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Four posts in a row! Think that's a new record?? Big Grin


Today is Hiroshima Day

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Aug 6, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
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Okay, I'll break the streak. I've been enjoying your roses of the day, just too busy to comment.
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Aug 7, 2017 10:07 PM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Looks like everyone is busy! I have a quick look in the morning while I am enjoying my coffee and then I am out into the garden. We have three weeks off work and I really enjoy getting an early start.

@IrisLilli you 'rose of the day' choices are great and I appreciate you taking the time every day Thumbs up
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Aug 8, 2017 7:03 AM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I've been so busy I haven't even had time to check on my clearance rose I got that last I looked had a bud on it. I'll have to do that before I leave for work today.
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Aug 8, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Aaaaaaaaii! My winning streak!! Blinking

Hilarious!


Today is International Cat Day

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Aug 8, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Such a lovely rose - but do the world's cats know that this is their day? I can hardly imagine the consequences...!
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Aug 8, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Hilarious!

I suspect they think _every_ day is their day? Big Grin
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Aug 8, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Roses Hummingbirder Farmer Daylilies
Birds Cat Lover Region: California Bulbs Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
DEFINITELY !!!
Mine reminds me of that on a daily basis.
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Aug 8, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
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Great contributions, Lilli. I tip my hat to you. I've been busy so not posting many roses pics, but I adore roses and always check out this thread. Thank You!
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Aug 8, 2017 7:57 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
My cheapo rose has at least 3 buds on it right now. That thing is going to be happy in it's spot and I know my Dad is going to complain. Whistling I'll just keep it trimmed so it doesn't catch on anyone. Hilarious!
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Aug 9, 2017 2:23 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
The even inches of rain since the fourth of July have transformed the garden. I'm spending most of my gardening time pulling up sedge grass and moving plants in preparation for incoming iris. The local nursery authority says monsoon season is THE time to plant. This year I believe him.

The move of rose Desiree Parmentier seems to have been a success. The new growth canes that wilted the first day are back to growing. One of two Pink Pet moves seems to have been successful. Maybe the second one will come back after dropping all its leaves.

I see lots of buds forming on repeat flowering roses. I'll post photos when the flurry of work is over, probably a few weeks from now.

Never before this July have I lived in a place that has received seven or eight inches of rain in any four consecutive weeks during summer. This has led me to understand that there are a few roses that need close to twice the standard recommendaton for water: "an inch per week." It's good to know; but short of major climate change there is no way I'm ever going to give all my HT roses two inches of water per week from March through September here. There are a lot of good plants that flourish on a lot less. And many of them are also roses.

I do wish I had taken a photo of it, Amanda. Your comment reminds me that I need to prune Malvern Hills for its third time this season. I walked beneath it with my hands full two days ago. Then, after working in the garden for a while, I walked by again and found my hat swinging from a rose briar. Whistling
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