Roses forum: December 2017 -- Photos and Chat

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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
Dec 1, 2017 12:52 AM CST

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Here we are, at the end of another year. Was it a good year for you? Was it just an average year? Or was it so disappointing that you have plans for big changes next year?

For some reason, December is known as Bingo Month, so the thumbnail rose for this month is Bingo, aka Carefree Delight.



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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 1, 2017 10:58 AM CST
Great images, Zuzu and Thank You! for starting the December thread! I tip my hat to you.


The online news magazine Quartz has declared today "International Not a Remotely Special Day" Day! to protest all the newly invented special days, many of which are designed purely to make us buy stuff. They go on to say: "To commemorate, we're not going to try to sell you anything."

Here is something else you cannot buy:


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
Dec 1, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Refreshing .
Porkpal
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
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pepper23
Dec 1, 2017 1:45 PM CST
I agree
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
Dec 1, 2017 7:13 PM CST

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My first day of pruning was a big success. I filled two big waste cans and now I feel quite virtuous. I hope to continue doing this every day that it doesn't rain.
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Dec 1, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Wanted: suggestions for supporting Fairy Tale series roses (Pomponella, Caramella, Cinderella, Kosmos and Golden on order from Palatine, April 2018). I understand from others in this forum that Fairy Tale roses are hefty and need support. I have absolutely no experience with supporting roses. Please share suggestions from your personal experience! Photos would be great too.
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
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
Dec 1, 2017 8:16 PM CST

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I don't use supports for most of these because they have such thick canes that they really don't need support. Pomponella, however, tends to block a pathway, so I had to put a section of fencing next to it.

Thumb of 2017-12-02/zuzu/9b5a5f

Here's a closer look at the way the bush cascades. The second picture was taken about a week after the first.



Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Peonies Butterflies Region: Mid-Atlantic Hibiscus Daylilies Xeriscape
Hostas Roses Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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csandt
Dec 1, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Zuzu,
I like your fence. How long is it? A fence might work in the situation I am tentatively planning for Pompanella: next to a walkway. How is the fence supported and stabilized? My only experience with fences is 10' split rail (too long). Did your fence come with posts that go 2 feet in the ground?
Carol H. Sandt

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein
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
Dec 1, 2017 9:04 PM CST

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It's just a 4-foot section of fencing with a piece of a trellis added in the center. I think it's about 4 or 5 feet tall. I don't know how much of it is underground because I didn't do it. I just asked my handyman Jose to come up with a solution to the blocked pathway.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 2, 2017 7:07 AM CST
I can't believe how big those roses are! Blinking Looks great! Lovey dubby


Today is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

(aka AUSbite)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Dec 3, 2017 12:50 AM CST
I used a square shaped thick wooden stake 1" x 6' or 7' to support and protect from wind damage on Brothers Grimm as well as some others like Mandarin Ice etc. If I have to do it again... I would insert the stake into the ground before planting the rose. I did not find it necessary to stake Golden Fairy Tale.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 3, 2017 2:40 AM CST
Today in 1894, the Scottish novelist and poet Robert Louis Stevenson, best known for 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', died in Samoa, 44 years old.

(aka Ardrum)
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
Dec 4, 2017 5:26 AM CST
Today is National Cookie Day:

(Aka 'SAVacook')

Fact of the day: Fortune cookies were invented in the US, not in China.
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
Dec 4, 2017 9:58 AM CST
I will definitely plan an appropriate celebration.
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
Dec 4, 2017 10:03 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Dec 4, 2017 12:01 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Always wise to warm up the old cookie muscles in preparation for Christmas! Big Grin
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Dec 5, 2017 2:37 AM CST
Today in 1901, Walt Disney was born:


(aka JACmouse, Litl Romeo)


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
Dec 5, 2017 7:16 AM CST
Amazing color! Well captured by Sue's great photography.
Porkpal
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Dec 5, 2017 9:08 AM CST
I agree It is a great shot! Lovey dubby
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
Dec 6, 2017 4:18 AM CST
Today is St. Nicholas Day and we have an entry for the rose Santa Claus in the NGA database, but no picture, so today you'll have to do a bit of hard work and click the link below for a picture of our rose of the day:

https://www.helpmefind.com/ros...

(aka POUlclaus)
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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