Roses forum: 🌹AUGUST 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Aug 1, 2017 8:40 AM CST

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New month, new thread!!
This year is going by way too fast!

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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 1, 2017 9:07 AM CST
Perfect rose, perfect picture!
Porkpal
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Region: California Hummingbirder Farmer
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Calsurf73
Aug 1, 2017 9:47 PM CST
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.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Calif_Sue
Aug 1, 2017 11:43 PM CST

Moderator

Love that movie Mike, now I'm humming that song!
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 2, 2017 4:00 AM CST
Today is National Coloring Book Day

(aka Color Wonder, KORbico, Queen of Roses, Reine des Roses, Konigin der Rosen)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Aug 2, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Thank You! , Suzanne! And Porkpal! That made my day.
[Last edited by Steve812 - Aug 2, 2017 11:14 AM (+)]
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 3, 2017 3:18 AM CST
On this day in 1941 Martha Stewart was born:

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 4, 2017 4:41 AM CST
Today is Single Working Women's Day

(aka SAVabet)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 5, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Today is National Mustard Day

(aka WEKzazette)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, 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
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IrisLilli
Aug 6, 2017 4:19 AM CST
Four posts in a row! Think that's a new record?? Big Grin


Today is Hiroshima Day

(aka HARmark)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 6, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Okay, I'll break the streak. I've been enjoying your roses of the day, just too busy to comment.
Porkpal
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Aug 7, 2017 10:07 PM CST
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
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Aug 8, 2017 7:03 AM CST
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.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 8, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Aaaaaaaaii! My winning streak!! Blinking

Hilarious!


Today is International Cat Day

(aka Decbasco)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Aug 8, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Such a lovely rose - but do the world's cats know that this is their day? I can hardly imagine the consequences...!
Porkpal
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, 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
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IrisLilli
Aug 8, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Hilarious!

I suspect they think _every_ day is their day? Big Grin
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Region: California Hummingbirder Farmer
Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Birds Garden Ideas: Level 1
Calsurf73
Aug 8, 2017 9:33 AM CST
DEFINITELY !!!
Mine reminds me of that on a daily basis.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
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cliftoncat
Aug 8, 2017 3:18 PM CST
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!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Aug 8, 2017 7:57 PM CST
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!
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Aug 9, 2017 2:23 PM CST
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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