Roses forum: July 2018 -- photos and chat

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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Jul 7, 2018 7:05 PM CST
Hi @Mustbnuts, your pics of Occhi di Fata are just wonderful. It led me to discover Enrico Barni nursery back in Toscana, actually in Pistoia. The italian breeders are very little known outside Italy, which is a great shame. Even here, with possibly the largest Italian imigration anywhere in the world, their roses have hardly reached these shores. I'm ready to hear from you of any you may suggest. If you grow any other Barni roses I would be very happy to hear about them. Arturo
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Jul 7, 2018 8:35 PM CST















Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Jul 7, 2018 8:38 PM CST

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Margie, your photos always leave me in awe. They're like fine paintings.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
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pepper23
Jul 8, 2018 7:33 AM CST
I agree!! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
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Mike
Jul 8, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Acropolis looks like a botanical drawing!
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 8, 2018 9:48 PM CST























Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 9, 2018 4:21 AM CST
Margie, your pictures are just stunning.

Zuzu, I know what you mean about trying to get an under performing rose to make it. I spent over a decade trying to like and get Jude the Obscure to perform. Ugh! What time and garden space I wasted on that thing.

Arturo, I believe I have relatives in Argentina, somewhere! They migrated from Sicily back in the early 1900's.
I hear nothing but good things about the Barni rose Roberto Capucci. I have almost bought it several times but I just don't have the space for it in my garden, unfortunately.

The only nursery that I know, that carries several Barni roses is Roses Unlimited here in the States. Ludwigs also carried them but they were only here (unfortunately) for about six months when they went back to South Africa. I don't have a clue as to where you could find them in Argentina. I do know, however that a lot of our cut roses we get here in the states come from Argentina, Columbia, etc., so perhaps your local rose society could help.
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 11, 2018 8:12 PM CST









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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
Jul 11, 2018 9:37 PM CST
Gorgeous !
Porkpal
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Jul 11, 2018 9:44 PM CST

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Oh, Margie, your beautifully photographed rose parades give me such a lift. My poor roses have mostly shut down because of the heat, and I've been remiss about watering the garden because I don't want to go outside when it's so hot. Things cool down in the evening, but that's when the mosquitoes come out, so I'm not getting much done at all.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Jul 12, 2018 12:28 AM CST
Triple digits here for at least the next 10 days.

I am just getting the watering done. I don't even care about anything else ... Sighing!
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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
Jul 12, 2018 2:05 AM CST
I haven't even been watering my roses. I quit looking at them when the beetles and the heat arrived and it's been each to their own. I need to get out there today and see about watering since we're so dry.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 12, 2018 2:23 AM CST

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Well, now I feel like a spoiled brat Hilarious! : It was only 83 degrees here today and it was too hot for me. Luckily, we'll be back into the 70s for the next 7 or 8 days.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 12, 2018 5:17 AM CST
Zuzu, it all depends on what you are used to. For my friend in Oregon, 80's are too hot too!

It is 3:45 am right now and the temp outside is 75 degrees and with the humidity, it feels like 82. Going up to 105 again today (with humidity, which is unusual for us, but sometimes those thunderstorms in the mountains spill over).

I was out yesterday, deadheading and pulling weeds first thing in the morning. Mosquitoes are vicious! One of them got into the house and bit me all over again. Bit me twice on my forehead and now it is all swollen and pink and hot. I look like I have a pink unicorn on my head! Ugh! The positive note is that my forehead is so swollen that the swelling has now removed my wrinkles! I look like I have had botox! Of course, other than the swollen pink unicorn thing going on.

I am trying something new for the bites. I read on the internet (therefore, it is true), that Tigerbalm works for the itch and the mosquitoes don't like the scent of it. I also listened (some time ago) to a podcast on NPR about a cream called Ted's cream that contains resveratrol which is supposed to help with arthritis, healing, etc. I gave it to my Dad for his arthritis, but he didn't like the menthol scent, so he gave it back to me. Supposedly, that scent (menthol) also repels mosquitoes (and apparently my Dad). Cortizone is not cutting it for me and neither is the Gold Bond stuff so I thought I would give it a try. It is working! Instead of having to apply the Cortizone and Gold Bond every 10--20 minutes or so, I can now get by with applications only 2--3 times a day! What a Godsend! I have a skin condition called GA and the mosquito bites aggravate it something fierce. I am thrilled that this combo seems to be working for me. I am also curious to see if it helps with the GA on my face as well.

In this heat, my Sequoia Gold continues to bloom like crazy along with my Flamingo Dancer and Candice. Purple Plum looks like it is producing some buds as well. Everything else is in-between cycles. I would love to go and wash off the plants at night but due to mosquitoes and water restrictions, I am not doing it. At least it is not 116 degrees outside (which it can get to this time of year).

I love seeing pictures of your flowers, Margie. They are gorgeous! I do have to ask. What kind of camera do you use? You have some serious camera chops going on in addition to gardening chops!
Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
MargieNY
Jul 12, 2018 9:44 AM CST
Thank you.
Canon G16
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
Jul 14, 2018 7:24 PM CST

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It's Bastille Day. I've been celebrating with Cointreau and crème brûlée.

Rose (Rosa 'Revolution Francaise')
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 14, 2018 8:49 PM CST
zuzu said:It's Bastille Day. I've been celebrating with Cointreau and crème brûlée.

Rose (Rosa 'Revolution Francaise')


Sounds absolutely delicious! Not quite as French festive as you today. Celebrated with a great dance class, and cleaning up the house from the construction mess. Dinner was all you can eat riblettes from Applebee's! YUM!
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
Seed Starter Container Gardener Roses Bulbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Peonies
Clematis Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Dog Lover Cat Lover Birds Region: New York
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Mike
Jul 15, 2018 7:31 PM CST
Question: Who designs a flower vase with holes in it? And here's a better question: Why did I fill it up with water without thinking about the holes first? D'Oh!


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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
Jul 15, 2018 7:38 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
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
Jul 15, 2018 8:13 PM CST
- - - but it makes for a very pretty arrangement.
Porkpal

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