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Jun 11, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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As the years tick by I have had to be more realistic about my garden objectives. My garden beds in the back yard and one in the side yard became more than I can handle, filled with lawn grass and other weeds so I gave up on them and just mow them now. It is important to me to have the front yard look nice so that is where I focus. That is where my rose beds are located. There are about 70 roses there and I worried all early spring about getting them pruned and caring for them. In April I saw a crew doing yard work in my neighborhood and got them to come and do the front yard. One man did the roses and I am not certain if he had any experience with pruning roses but he did a thorough job. He cut everything down to about 2 feet treating all the plants the same. I fertilized heavily with 16-16-8 and worked the fertilizer into the surface. Then I poured the water to them with overhead sprinklers and watched them grow. Only problem was aphids. This might be the nicest roses I have had in the 40+ years of growing them. Here are some of the results ......more pictures later......
Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/317ef3Timeless....I struggle getting good pictures of reds.

Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/9ee001Marilyn Monroe


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Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/39121aMarilyn Monroe


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/c8c9aaVeteran's Honor


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/060b28Crowd Pleaser


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Sunstruck


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/da609cCommonwealth Glory


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/7bb0a2Sunstruck


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Spellbound


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/acf138Spellbound and Billy Graham


Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/925586Chihuly


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Thumb of 2018-06-12/Paul2032/dbc929Sunstruck and Aromatherapy

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Love and Peace....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 11, 2018 9:59 PM CST
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Wow! Just beautiful, Paul.
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Jun 11, 2018 10:01 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Jun 11, 2018 10:37 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Yes, your roses are looking strong and healthy ... and, yes, they are truly beautiful ... Smiling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Jun 13, 2018 8:37 AM CST
SE Idaho (Zone 5a)
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Wow what an explosion of color Smiling


We have a bakery here that has a hedge of red knockout roses that they hard prune every spring down to small little stubby mounds and let me tell you, they bounce back huge full and blooming like crazy.
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Jun 13, 2018 11:21 AM CST

Beautiful roses, Paul! I love the yellow/pink blend rose! Maybe I missed it, but what is that one? Peace? Music Box? I'm on my iPhone, so I can't see it as well as on my laptop. Are you in Southern or Northern Utah? Lisa
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Jun 13, 2018 1:06 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I don't grow Music Box but do grow good old dependable Peace. I am south of Salt lake City and north of Provo....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 13, 2018 1:49 PM CST
Name: Bonnie
Texas
Your roses look gorgeous! I especially like Marilyn Monroe and Sunstruck. You are indeed having a stellar rose season.
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Jun 14, 2018 12:15 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
I especially love your Sunstruck!! Lovely roses!!!
Carol
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Jun 14, 2018 12:20 AM CST
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Looks like a good trim, some fertilizer and watering and they really benefited! Beautiful Paul, thanks for sharing!
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Jun 14, 2018 12:27 AM CST
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Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Nice avatar, Carol!
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Jun 15, 2018 3:09 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Thanks, Zuzu....It's Parfum de Grasse. Still fairly new to me. It's just gorgeous!
Carol
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Jun 16, 2018 7:42 AM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Beautiful roses Paul. Bet the neighborhood just loves looking at them!
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