Roses forum: 🌹OCTOBER 2017 Bloom and Chat 🌹

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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Oct 2, 2017 5:02 AM CST
Welcome! to the October thread!


Yesterday was International Coffee Day

(aka VIRbrown, Coorg)

Today is Guardian Angel Day

(aka Herzogin Christiana, KORgeowim, KO 03/1436-02, La Belle Rouet)
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
Oct 2, 2017 6:24 AM CST
Amazing photo of Earth Angel!
Porkpal
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 2, 2017 8:58 AM CST
I can hardly believe it is already October! Mornings are cool and the days are pleasant but the hosta leaves are mostly yellow and the maple and birch leaves are starting to fall. I am still hoping for a long autumn because there are lots of buds on the roses and if the weather holds there will still be lots of blooms. The colour on the autumn blooms always seem much more intense to me.
Here are some photos I took on Saturday
Licht Königin Luci has tons of buds just starting to show colour
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Alte Liebe, Lavender Joy and Postillion (really fragrant right now)
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Two of my own seedlings and a striped florist rose which I rooted a couple of years ago
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Oct 2, 2017 9:09 AM CST
Gorgeous show Sharlene! Sounds like autumn is a little more advanced in your part of the globe; hostas here are still green and only a few trees are starting to shed, but it won't be long- the temps are dipping down into the 40sF (7-10*C) at night now. Although I've stopped dead heading for the year, the roses are producing lots of buds here too. The colors of the blooms at this time of year are beautifully intense here too! Lovey dubby
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Oct 2, 2017 9:33 AM CST
sunnyvalley said:I can hardly believe it is already October! Mornings are cool and the days are pleasant but the hosta leaves are mostly yellow and the maple and birch leaves are starting to fall. I am still hoping for a long autumn because there are lots of buds on the roses and if the weather holds there will still be lots of blooms. The colour on the autumn blooms always seem much more intense to me.
Here are some photos I took on Saturday
Licht Königin Luci has tons of buds just starting to show colour
Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/0b32f1

Alte Liebe, Lavender Joy and Postillion (really fragrant right now)
Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/305cef Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/73c1f7 Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/8a9118

Two of my own seedlings and a striped florist rose which I rooted a couple of years ago
Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/42e844 Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/b2fa62 Thumb of 2017-10-02/sunnyvalley/2d67d4


Sharlene,

Your description would fit the situation here in southcentral/southeastern Pennsylvania. I love your seedlings and other roses. I was especially interested to see Postillion. That is a cultivar that scored high marks in Peter Kukielski8's "Roses without chemicals." I saw it in bloom at the New York Botanical Garden's Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 16. At a time when many roses were sporting blackspot and looking slightly bedraggled (post-peak), Postillion looked great, and its fragrance was delightful. It was on my list to plant in my garden in 2018, but I have not found it for sale in the US.

Your roses are so beautiful!!!
Carol Sandt
"Hope is the simple trust that God has not forgotten the recipe for manna.” - W. Paul Jones in "Trumpet at Full Moon"
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Oct 2, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Very nice show, Sharlene. I love the formality of the coral high-centered rose you created.

It's cold enough at night here to kill any sweet potato, dahlia, and canna foliage - not all at once but in a slow and steady way. I cannot keep hostas alive here, even with supplemental water: I think slugs and other nibbling animals are mostly to blame, though. Most roses, however, either do not know or do not care that it's fall. A few have yellowing leaves, but somehow the moisture in the soil has dropped faster than I expected, so that might be affecting some of the more heavily foliaged roses. Some, like Mme Alfred Carriere, will cling to some of their foliage through the winter. Others, I fear, will be caught making new foliage when we get hard frosts not many weeks hence.
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Oct 2, 2017 11:22 AM CST
Blooming in my gardens on October 1:

Savannah (very fragrant):
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Double Knockout (no fragrance):
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Good as Gold (fragrant):
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Sunny Sky:
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Eternal Flame:
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Sunshine Daydream:
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Pink Double Knockout (no fragrance):
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Dark Desire (aka Grafin Diana):
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Beverly (very fragrant):
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Olivia Rose Austin:
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Polar Express:
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Wedding Bells:
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Coral Drift (gift from Perfect Plants via July 2017 Raffle That Is Not a Raffle):
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Sunny Knockout (gift from Perfect Plants via July 2017 Raffle That Is Not a Raffle):
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Pink Drift (gift from Perfect Plants via July 2017 Raffle That Is Not a Raffle):
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Carol Sandt
"Hope is the simple trust that God has not forgotten the recipe for manna.” - W. Paul Jones in "Trumpet at Full Moon"
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Oct 2, 2017 3:15 PM CST
Lots of lovely blooms late in the season! I'm enjoying the photos of the Drift Roses. Very cheery. Even knowing how roses tend to show more color in their fall blooms I was surprised at how much more orange my new Good As Gold was this fall than it was in spring. Lovely form on Wedding Bells; any fragrance?
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Oct 3, 2017 2:02 AM CST
The night are cool here too and some trees are sporting fall colours and leaves have started to drop. Most of my roses are still blooming, probably because of all the water we've had in the past couple of months.
Just took a nice walk in the park with the dog. The sun was shining, the air was crisp with autumn and we managed to get home before the rain started again. Thumbs up

Appropriately, today is Look at the Leaves Day in celebration of fall and for rose of the day, I picked

(aka FOUtum)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Oct 3, 2017 6:39 AM CST
Steve, In answer to your question, Wedding Bells still lacks any fragrance that I can detect.
Carol Sandt
"Hope is the simple trust that God has not forgotten the recipe for manna.” - W. Paul Jones in "Trumpet at Full Moon"
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 3, 2017 9:42 PM CST
Lovely Carol!
I had to look up Savannah because 'very fragrant' is an attribute that I am looking for in any of the new roses I might add to the garden. Unfortunately, it is another Kordes which only seems to have been released in the US. Sad
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Oct 4, 2017 4:42 AM CST
No fair! Sad


Today is Cinnamon Roll Day

(aka JACoutra)

Cinnamon rolls.... nom nom nom! Thumbs up
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Oct 4, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Francis Meilland blooming yesterday. Still blooming today but considering it's raining she won't be for long.

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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
Oct 4, 2017 12:57 PM CST
Lovely while she lasts.
Porkpal
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
Oct 4, 2017 1:06 PM CST
I'm hoping she survives in that spot. Kind of crowded there with a walnut tree to be moved and a ton of plants. Had a big hole there though so I shoved her in there. Determined to get a rose to survive and thrive there. Hilarious!
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 4, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Amanda, Francis Meilland is a beauty and I Crossing Fingers! that she performs for you.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Oct 5, 2017 11:35 AM CST
I agree Crossing Fingers!


Today is National Poetry Day

(aka JACment, Autumn Song)
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
Oct 6, 2017 4:48 AM CST
Today is Mad Hatter Day, but no picture in our database, so I had to cheat:
http://www.helpmefind.com/gard...

But we did have a picture of this lovely rose, which is also in line with the Alice in Wonderland theme:

(aka TANemita)

For anyone not familiar with the Hatter and his eternal tea party, this is what Wikipedia has to say:
"The Hatter character, alongside all the other fictional beings, first appears in Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In it, the Hatter explains to Alice that he and the March Hare are always having tea because when he tried to sing for the foul-tempered Queen of Hearts, she sentenced him to death for "murdering the time", but he escapes decapitation. In retaliation, time (referred to as a "he" in the novel) halts himself in respect to the Hatter, keeping him and the March Hare stuck at 18:00 (or 6:00 pm) forever."

Being forever stuck at tea time doesn't sound too bad. Sponge cake anyone? Big Grin

("The sponge cake is thought to be one of the first of the non-yeasted cakes, and the earliest attested sponge cake recipe in English is found in a book by the English poet Gervase Markham, 'The English Huswife, Containing the Inward and Outward Virtues Which Ought to Be in a Complete Woman' (1615)". Wikipedia)
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
Oct 6, 2017 8:01 AM CST
IrisLilli said:

Being forever stuck at tea time doesn't sound too bad. Sponge cake anyone? Big Grin



Being stuck at tea time doesn't sound so bad, especially if you are person who actually gets tea and sponge cake each time the party advances one seat to the right.

A lovely photo, and a fun romp through Wonderland. Thanks, Lilli. Thank You!
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 6, 2017 11:20 AM CST
Hilarious! Tea time, Alice - takes me back a year or two Hilarious!

And I think being able to bake the perfect sponge cake, my Dad's absolute favourite, is definitely considered a virtue in some societies. I remember cooking classes at school back in SA - I think it was one of the first recipes we were supposed to master. I failed horribly then - a total flop! Now after years of practice, I can turn out a pretty good sponge Big Grin

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