Roses forum: July 2018 -- photos and chat

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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Jul 31, 2018 10:40 PM CST
I promised @Mustbnuts that I would post info about the fire up here in Trinity County in the chat thread.

I am no longer on advisory evacuation, so I didn't leave town as I originally planned. It's a long drive out and I am not sure if there is any way I can get across the Valley right now because of the fires in Lake County.

I posted this on another forum where I play, so instead of writing it twice, I just copied it here:

Things are still unsettled up here. It is so hard to get current information.

There is no fire camp up here, yet, I've heard that they deployed 80% of the firefights from Redding up here to make a stand at Trinity Dam. Dang ! That's hard on the firefighters !

Lewiston is still under mandatory evacuation.

The fire has been climbing up the north side of Trinity Lake, so the folks up there still don't know if they are OK or if they will have to leave. They will have to take back roads to get out.

For now, I am OK .. unless the wind shifts
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 1, 2018 1:51 AM CST

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Mustbnuts, another name for your list. Sharlene Sutter (sunnyvalley on our site and sutekesh on HMF), a hybridizer in Switzerland who began hybridizing a short time ago but already has three roses listed on HMF and on our site.

https://tinyurl.com/yajkmcxw

There will be more, I'm sure. If you look at her posts in our forum, you'll see many of her pretty seedlings.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 1, 2018 3:01 AM CST
Thanks Lyn for the report. Just so scary. I know that the fires have been so intense that they have been creating their own weather systems complete with thunder and lightening. Down here, the smoke has been so bad that fire fighting aircraft cannot be deployed because of it. So, they have been unable to assist to put out the fire for at least a week if not longer. I am just happy that you reported and that for now, you are OK. I just wish we could get some rain to help put all of the fires out. Not likely however, unless some of those monsoonal flows over the desert come on over here. In any case, know that I am thinking about you and sending good vibes up your way that all will be over soon. Thanks for letting me know how you are.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Aug 1, 2018 10:09 AM CST
I echo Mustbnuts' thoughts and concerns for your safety, your community, and for the firefighters, too. Back east, it's hard for us to imagine the scope and intensity of the fire. A few years ago, the mountain directly across the Hudson River from my house had a forest fire that left the landscape transformed, but nothing on the scale of what you are contending with. Be safe.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 1, 2018 9:57 PM CST
@Mike ...

Thank you for your concern. It matters.

There have been two major fires up here since I moved to the mountains. This is the first time, the fire has been on MY side of the mountain. Also, in those fires there was little structure damage because they were mostly in the back country.

I dread driving down to Redding to go shopping. So much of what I have loved is now burned.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 1, 2018 11:40 PM CST

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This is so scary, Lyn. There's been some progress in containment, but now the winds are kicking up again.
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Aug 2, 2018 9:20 AM CST
I'm coming out of nowhere here. Trolling 😙 But Lyn be safe that is so scary. I hate fire season. I hope they get it contained soon!

Carly
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 2, 2018 12:37 PM CST
@Zuzu .... Yes, it's scary. The winds were a good thing up here because it had the fire burning back on itself, so they had more time to work on the fire lines.

Lewiston was the hot spot in the County.

So far, if they hold the fire at Lewiston, I am not going to have to evacuate.

The worst part of fire season up here is yet to come. August is our worst month. Most of the fires are started by dry lightening.

@Carly ... most of the containment is down in the Valley in Redding. We have a small population up here, so fighting the fire up here was not as big of a priority. I won't feel truly safe until it is OUT !
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Aug 2, 2018 1:11 PM CST
Oh geez, I'm sorry well then I hope it's OUT very soon and you can have some piece of mind.

Flowerdoom
Aug 5, 2018 4:50 PM CST
RoseBlush1 said:

Mike, are you thinking of the rose 'Olympiad' by McGredy ?

Rose (Rosa 'Olympiad')

I checked the database for both NGA and HMF and could not find a rose called 'Olympus'. I was trying to find a photo of the foliage.

@Flowerdoom ...

When you transplanted the rose, were the roots terribly root bound ? Also, was the rose growing in "sawdust" ?

I think @Zuzu mentioned having to wash that stuff off before transplanting in a post a while back.

For some roses, since they grow their roots first, you may not see any new top growth in two weeks. They take their time. Others just jump out of the pot.

The drooping leaves don't look just right, but they look like healthy foliage.


Mike I wish I still had the tag that came with it ... unfortunately I have a stray dog that keeps stealing them ...I know kind of a weird obsession ha ha .....I could look at home Depot and see if they have more ....I know it was Olympian or olymp something lol....it's doing much better now but the leaves still droop a little , the new foilage coming in doesn't look as droopy ....it was not in saw dust and didn't appear to be too root bound either , which was my first thought ....I did fertilize it and that seemed to help

Flowerdoom
Aug 5, 2018 5:11 PM CST
Mike it is and Olympiad hybrid tea rose ...sorry I'm a little off topic now because of the fire , I haven't been on here for a while .

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