Roses forum→Rose blooms from today - July 23

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Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Jul 23, 2018 2:29 PM CST
In between the bad sciatica bouts I manage to get watering and picture-taking done and that's about it. I'm so sick of pain. And the heat. It's been in the high 90s and low 100s lately. My poor chickies are getting sick of the heat too. My Alpha girl Elvira is moulting and I dunno if she's in pain or what's with her. She got in a rooster-style fight with Josephine and then was picking fights with half the other girls. Much as I hate winter, I'm almost ready for it now. Wait. I DID NOT just say that!!
Anyway... here's some of the blooms I caught this morning. Soon as it cools down this evening I gotta go water some more....

Here's a couple I got from Dave Bang a few yrs ago. This first one is one of his hybrids. Not sure if For Love of Roses has this one or not. His test name for it is "37 PEDALS".... That's his spelling. Not sure if it has 37 "petals" or not. Never counted them. LOL Kind of a stingy grower for me. And the blooms blow pretty fast. The bloom size is about 1½-2", so I assume it's going to be a mini.
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This is not one of his roses. It's a florist rose called BUTTERFLY. I think he uses this one in his breeding, because he's got some interesting orange & yellow stripeys.
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CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL - looking a lot darker in the heat.
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CITRUS SPLASH
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GILBERT BECAUD - one of the many roses I got from Cliff
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HEART O'GOLD
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HOME OF TIME - I'm so glad I didn't lose this one. It almost died on me several yrs ago, but now that I got it in the ground, it's doing great!
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HERITAGE - not one the most exciting of the DAs, but it's still rather sweet.
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JALITAH - another goody from Cliff. I love the pencil edge on it. Doesn't show up as much in the cooler temps.
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JUDY GARLAND
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LANGDALE CHASE - not sure what's going on with this one this yr. Last yr it was quite spectacular and a lot more apricoty.
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MAJORA - another one from Cliff. She just shot up a whole bunch of new growth .
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MASQUERADE (FREELANDER) - a very interesting one that really gets gorgeous in the fall.
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MISS CONGENIALITY
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MONET - Hortico keeps sending this one instead of the J&P version (GRAND IMPRESSION) which is what they kept showing on the website. Pretty, but I already have it!
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STRANGER - mine never seems to keep the high centers for very long.
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SUMMER SURPRISE - a goody from J&P
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 23, 2018 3:24 PM CST

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Poor Beth, poor chickens. Sebastopol is quite cool and comfortable now. Daytime temps have been in the 70s for at least a week and nighttime temps are in the 50s, so it's been great for gardening. The roses are gradually recovering from the recent hot spell.

So, 37 Pedals will go in the same "What Were They Thinking?" file with Orange Ruffels and Florescent Fuschia, which still wins first prize because both halves of the name are misspelled. Big Grin

Home of Time is just gorgeous. I wish mine had lived. It was from Heirloom and was a pitiful toothpick all of its short life.

I love the edge on Jalitah. Langdale Chase is doing something funny. My Langdale Chase blooms are always an apricot and yellow blend, with an occasional solid yellow bloom, but Lady Emma Hamilton and Heaven on Earth produced surprise pink blooms this year, so it does happen.

Stranger is my dream rose: a striped mauve rose.
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Mike
Jul 23, 2018 4:46 PM CST
I love seeing some of the roses that are grown on the west coast that we don't have back east (although Heritage is in my garden).
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porkpal
Jul 23, 2018 5:42 PM CST
I find that Beth often posts photos of roses that are unfamiliar to me. Thanks, Beth! Great fun! I am especially taken by Home of Time.
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Mustbnuts
Jul 23, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Beth_NorCal said:In between the bad sciatica bouts I manage to get watering and picture-taking done and that's about it. I'm so sick of pain. And the heat. It's been in the high 90s and low 100s lately. My poor chickies are getting sick of the heat too. My Alpha girl Elvira is moulting and I dunno if she's in pain or what's with her. She got in a rooster-style fight with Josephine and then was picking fights with half the other girls. Much as I hate winter, I'm almost ready for it now. Wait. I DID NOT just say that!!


I am jealous of your high 90's. It has been over 100 all month and it is expected at least through the first week of August. I would imagine that we won't go below that until the middle of September to October. UGH! Plus the smoke from the Yosemite fires make it just worst. We have only been getting down to the mid 70's at about 5 am. It is still close to 100 degrees at midnight. Although it could be worse. At least we haven't gotten over 110 degrees...yet. When we have a "cooler" summer we tend to have a cooler winter, so I wonder how many days we will be below freezing this winter. Double Ugh!

I am sorry your chickies and yourself are feeling the pain of summer and for the pain in your back. However, I am thankful for the great pictures you continue to provide us of your beautiful flowers!

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Name: Shyam
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Rose_Guy1127
Jul 23, 2018 6:29 PM CST
Those are some gorgeous roses! If I had to choose, I would go with Heart O'Gold, Jalitha, and Home Again. Sorry about your chicken, the high temperature does make them a bit cranky just as it would on us. Last year when SF had a short heat wave, all my cats took possession of wash basins and bathtub. They barely moved from the place that I had to take their food bowls to them. Thanks for sharing!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 23, 2018 8:31 PM CST

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Love your rose parades Beth! So sorry about the pain and heat, not fun!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 23, 2018 9:24 PM CST

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I've been looking up Dave Bang's roses. Some of them are utterly amazing! I know you have several in addition to 37 Pedals, Beth. Could you show us some photos of them? Vampire looks particularly dramatic.
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PineapplePeg
Jul 24, 2018 12:34 AM CST
Such beautiful roses!! Absolutely Love the Heart O'Gold!
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Jul 24, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Beth, I always enjoy seeing your roses. Thanks for taking the time to share these.
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Jul 24, 2018 7:58 AM CST
Beth, your collection of rare roses is impressive.
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Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Jul 25, 2018 3:43 PM CST
Hey thanks you guys! Sorry I got a little sidetracked after I posted this. Holy cow the heat has been in triple digits since then too. I had to go out and water the other night and at 6:00 it was still in the high 80s. The air was heavy and stifling. I have asthma, and when it gets like that, I get really winded just walking across the backyard (it's heavily sloped in some areas). Not fun. I try not to complain too much tho, because, as I said before, I'm not fond of winter. It makes all my arthritis worse. It ain't fun gettin' OLD!

Zuzu, as for the Dave Bang roses, I have VAMPIRE'S RETURN (or is it VAMPIRE RETURNS?) I never seem to remember which it is. It's a little lighter in color than VAMPIRE. I also have one he labeled "4079" which I saw on For Love of Roses on Facebook the other day. They're looking to rename it. There's also CODE OF HONOR, A NIGHT OF MAGIC and 3 stripey singles. One is burgundy & white, one is like red, pink & white, and one is what he called a "black & red." That last one is finally growing nice and big, and blooming. Never really bloomed much before. I kinda don't think it will end up being intro'd tho. The blooms do not open up. There's like 4-5 petals, and they stay tight and just won't open. Kind of an odd one but interesting. Dave is also the one I got my SIMSALABIM from. He had rooted a bunch of those, and I think I got one of the last ones he parted with. I'll try to post some pics of his other roses later. I"m at my shop now and don't have my photos here.
Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Jul 26, 2018 9:57 PM CST
Ok here's a few pics of the other of Dave's roses that I have.

Not a great pic unfortunately, but the best of this one. As you can see it gets B/S pretty badly in the spring. This was taken in late May.
"4079"
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This is A NIGHT OF MAGIC which he lists as a climber. Mine is pretty tall. About 6ft so far.


This is VAMPIRE RETURNS or VAMPIRE'S RETURN...
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This is one he just labeled "Burgundy & white striped single." So far grows about 4ft tall on spindly stems.
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This is the "black & red" (or burgundy) striped single. This pic from last yr, shows it opened up.
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This is from a few weeks ago. You can see the blooms are not opening.
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And this is the "pink & red striped single" from 2yrs ago. Doesn't bloom as much as the other roses.
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And this is VAMPIRE. So far, it's kinda wimpy. Spindly stems and about 3ft tall.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 26, 2018 11:00 PM CST

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Wow, so dramatic! I love the Burgundy & white striped single. The colors set off those beautiful gold stamens just perfectly.
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Mustbnuts
Jul 27, 2018 12:28 AM CST
Beautiful! Love those striped roses!
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nippstress
Jul 30, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Gotta love those oddball colors, Beth - fantastic photos as always! Dave Bang has some absolutely intriguing roses, and For Love of Roses has started marketing some of them that haven't been available in recent years. The owner has been tempting to release Vampire for some time, but so far no luck. I do have Code of Honor and Night of Magic on backorder for next year since SOME other oddball fanatics bought them out before I could get to them (anyone we know, hmmm?)
I am enjoying your Gilbert Becaud in sad requiem for my own Gilbert from Cliff that gave up the ghost this year after struggling through a good 7 or 8 of our winters. It was always the last of the last to emerge from the winter and wasn't in a great spot, but when I planted him I didn't know much about roses yet. Sigh. Do let me know if you hear of anyone else in the US selling him, and if you can get cuttings to Burling of that one (and ooh, ooh, Jalitah and Home of Time) that would be fabulous toward the future. I have to thank you for sending word that Burling had Stranger and finally this year she had enough plants to sell me one (woo hoo!). Mine is in my ultra protected tea rose section, and since I successfully overwintered Little Grey Pearl in that same area last winter I have high hopes for Stranger.
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