Roses forum: Garden glimpses

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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 12, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Here are a few of the roses that have been in bloom, starting off with Carefree Celebration.

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Blush Flower Circus

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Day Breaker

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Gemini

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Golden Celebration

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Jocob's Robe and Clematis

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Moore's Striped Rugosa

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Mother of Pearl

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The Prince

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A Shropshire Lad (more golden than pink in this photo)

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Traviata

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Love & Peace in bud

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And some visitors to the garden...

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Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
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MargieNY
Jul 12, 2018 7:26 PM CST
Mike, these are absolutely wonderful photos - one after the other after the other. I look forward to viewing many more. Keep them coming...
Name: Karen
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Mossy44
Jul 12, 2018 7:31 PM CST
Mike, they are all just gorgeous, but being a fellow garden photography buff, I know how hard it is to get good photos of insects, and yours are exceptional. The hummer is priceless. Hurray! https://garden.org/i/s/hurray....
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 13, 2018 7:22 AM CST
Thank you for the feedback. I enjoy photographing the garden as much as I do tending to it!
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Jul 13, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Beautiful roses, and you have a knack for photography! Nicely done!

Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 13, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Mike your pictures are fantastic! Beautiful! I have questions!

Moore's rugosa--I was thinking of getting this rose but I was wondering if it suckered?

I also love Love and Peace. Is your's the Moore's Love and Peace? How do you like that rose? It is another one that I am thinking of getting. Is it more of an "orange-y" red or more of a "purple-ish" red?

Love the Hummingbird moth. I had one about a year ago and liked to be in my garage and apparently my neighbors. It totally freaked her out! I know it is not nice to laugh, but I did so when I was home and alone. They can be quite loud and it loved my garage light on my garage door opener. I did explain what it was to her but she still didn't want it within 50 miles of her.

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 13, 2018 12:56 PM CST
I purchased my Moore's Striped Rugosa directly from Ralph when he was still alive, and it's on its own roots, so there's no suckering. The Love & Peace I have is the more common hybrid by Ping Lim and Jerry Twomey, rather than Moore's. Mine is more deep pink/orange and yellow. Here's an older photo I have of it from the database:

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Meanwhile, here are some additional photos from the garden:

Berries 'n Cream

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Blue Girl after the rains

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Antike Caramel

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Day Breaker

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English Garden

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Gemini

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Opening Night

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Royal Wedding

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Most Unusual Day, whose petals are almost rubbery in their texture and substance

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jul 13, 2018 1:06 PM CST

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Ahh, a feast to the eyes! Did we mention is so nice to see you posting again?! nodding
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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 13, 2018 1:13 PM CST
Thank you Sue; it's nice to be back after a too long hiatus. *Blush*
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Jul 13, 2018 1:33 PM CST

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Mike, these displays of the beauty of your garden are highly appreciated. I salute you for keeping Most Unusual Day alive for all these years. So many have tried to grow it and so many have failed.
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 13, 2018 2:06 PM CST
Thank you Zuzu; I love sharing these images. I think I need to replace the one and only photo in the database for Most Unusual Day with the one above. I'm all but certain the one there now is The Dahlia Rose, due to my mixing them up when I first got them years ago.
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 13, 2018 2:18 PM CST
I should add that I've lost my share of Ralph's miniatures and a few of his other varieties. I think some of them were just too small to hold up to their first New York winter when I got my first big shipment from Sequoia years ago. But since they were on their own roots, a few persevered and returned the following years. One in particular really thrived: Keith's Delight. However, I lost it to the record-setting cold winter we had when we moved to a different house a few years ago, and it had to remain potted until the spring. I have to admit, though, that I wasn't overly fond of its form. It was very leggy and of medium to tall height, with much longer and somewhat arching canes (due to their thinness), compared to Ralph's miniatures. Wedding Cake survived the first season after the big move, but was still the tiniest little thing, and all but disappeared from the garden two years ago. One that has survived well is the Striped Rugosa, but its verility was also damaged during the big move a few years ago, and it has never bounced back to the size and shape it used to be. Still, I treasure the survivors since they aren't easy to come by anymore.
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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 13, 2018 5:16 PM CST
Some of the roses' companion plants...

Blanket Flower

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Red and Gold Yarrow in this afternoon's sunlight

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Purple Aster

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Straw Flower

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And some more pollinators

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College Station,TX
zone 8
Hummingbirder Region: Texas Roses Butterflies Echinacea
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teacup754
Jul 13, 2018 7:46 PM CST
@mike, would you mind if I saved some of your photos to my desktop background ( if I can figure out how to do that Smiling )
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
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porkpal
Jul 13, 2018 9:25 PM CST
Thank you , Mike, your roses are always beautiful but now especially welcome as mine are currently taking a summer siesta,
Porkpal
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 14, 2018 4:20 AM CST
Love the pictures, Mike. Thank you for posting them. I hope you will post more in the future. Your garden must be lovely.

I was curious about the rugosa since a lot of them will sucker and I didn't want it all over the yard, should I ever decide to plant it.

I have three Wedding Cakes on their own root. Burling did that for me rather than have them grafted. After that, she stopped doing it! They took about one--two years to be big enough to plant in my yard. I am always worried about some spray coming over from the neighbors and getting to them. They have all been told that they are a very rare rose and to be careful. I find that people either love or hate this rose. I love it! Talk about your leathery flowers!



Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 14, 2018 4:53 AM CST
Did you propagate your Antike Caramel? Just curious, since there are roses I would love to see if I could do that, since they are only available as a florist rose. I have been able to propagate Brother Cadfael, Candice and a few others in the spring from cuttings. Your Antike is just gorgeous!
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 14, 2018 8:57 AM CST
Thank you everyone. Teacup, I'd consider it a compliment if you were to use my photos; you may use them however you wish. Mustbnuts, I love your photo of Wedding Cake. Burlington wait-listed me for additional Wedding Cakes a few years back but it never came to fruition. Also, I purchased Antike Caramel (aka Caramel Antike Freedlander) years ago, from Palatine if I remember correctly.

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Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Jul 14, 2018 8:26 PM CST
Absolutely Gorgeous!
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 14, 2018 8:44 PM CST
Thanks Mike!

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