Roses forum: August 2018 -- Photos and Chat

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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 13, 2018 7:26 PM CST
Shyam, those are just beautiful!

Went out into the garden yesterday morning and get some yard work done. I started to get the feeling like I was being eaten alive. I looked down at my feet and saw a swarm of mosquitoes there. I can't tell you how many, just that it was a lot! I beat them away as best I could and ran into the house. I now have 7 mosquito bites on one leg from my knee to my foot (and on my foot) and 12 bites on the other leg from my knee to and including my foot. Yikes! Between the smoke from the fires, heat and mosquitoes, I have not been able to enjoy my garden at all this summer. So I appreciate, very much, everyone's pictures of their gardens and beautiful flowers. Tiger balm works great on the bites, BTW. Better than the other stuff out there.
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
Aug 13, 2018 7:53 PM CST
One might hope that the smoke would repel the mosquitoes.
Porkpal
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 14, 2018 9:46 AM CST
porkpal said:One might hope that the smoke would repel the mosquitoes.


One would think! They are getting a handle on the fires so there is less smoke than last week.

Google and the city council have decided to release over a million mosquitoes every other week. They are trying an experiment to see if releasing sterile males will reduce the mosquito population. My personal experience is that it is not working. In order for the female to lay her eggs, she has to bite something with blood. I seem to be their favorite target! I have no standing water in my yard, including filling up the birdbaths. That has reduced the bird population in my yard which helped to keep the bugs away.

All I know is that when I had someone or a university who wanted to do an "experiment" at work using humans, there was all sorts of rigmarole and hoops that had to be jumped through in order to make that happen. Don't see any evidence of that here. If anything, things are worse as now, not only do we have Zika, Dengue, West Nile virus, and Chikungunya here but we now (this year) have St. Louis encephalitis! If anything, it is getting worse rather than getting better.
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Aug 14, 2018 8:11 PM CST
Don Juan (so I was told). I'm new to roses but it's definitely a favorite.
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Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

(floo-key-bloom) Fluky, adj., "obtained or achieved more by chance than skill"
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
Aug 14, 2018 8:24 PM CST
And yours looks like a very healthy specimen!
Porkpal
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Aug 14, 2018 9:01 PM CST
porkpal said:And yours looks like a very healthy specimen!


Thank You! I can't take credit more than keeping it watered and aphid-free the last 4 weeks. The previous owner of our house had trimmed it all down because he wanted to take it with him but at the last minute decided not to. 5 or 6 blooms in 4 weeks (all on new growth as far as I can tell), not too shabby Lovey dubby
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

(floo-key-bloom) Fluky, adj., "obtained or achieved more by chance than skill"
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 15, 2018 4:15 PM CST
Rose_Guy

I love your The Poet's Wife!! It's wonderful to see one stand up! I've had one (growing in a pot) for 3 years...it is still only 1 foot tall and the blooms face downwards. AND - it smells like stinky marigolds. How did you get yours to stand upright? What does yours smell like? Do you think it's a rose worth keeping?
Thanks!
Carol Thank You!
Name: Peggy
Kankakee Illinois (Zone 5b)
PineapplePeg
Aug 15, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Daddy's little girl mini rose

They look a little sad. Wish I would have taken the picture sooner.
The fairy rose
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 18, 2018 12:27 AM CST
Canadian_Rose said:Rose_Guy

I love your The Poet's Wife!! It's wonderful to see one stand up! I've had one (growing in a pot) for 3 years...it is still only 1 foot tall and the blooms face downwards. AND - it smells like stinky marigolds. How did you get yours to stand upright? What does yours smell like? Do you think it's a rose worth keeping?
Thanks!
Carol Thank You!


Carol ... I think you need to change the soil out. I don't know how large your container is for the rose, and that may be part of the problem with its performance.

When you change the soil and can see the roots, you will know ... Smiling

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 18, 2018 12:32 AM CST
I am just learning how to use my new camera. Most of the shots I have taken are pretty lousy, but these photos of 'Tropicana' are better than all of the others .... Smiling











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Temps have been hovering around 100F. That's why there are some crispy blooms in the last photo ... Rolling my eyes.

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 18, 2018 12:54 AM CST
Roseblush - I doubt it. Nice suggestion...but mine has only been in its pot for 2 years, and it's such a wimpy thing...not over 1 foot, that I can't imagine it outgrowing its pot. I just changed the potting soil on 2 roses that had been in the same "soil" for 7 years...and they didn't even really need it...still lots of room in the big pots I use. Great pictures of Tropicana. I hadn't realized that its flowers were that strongly colored. Green Grin!

Carol
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Aug 18, 2018 3:15 PM CST
Carol I know you grow all of your roses in pots with great success. I have been meaning to ask you how often do you change your soil and what mixture do you use in your pots? I plan on planting some roses in pots next year and would be interested in what and how you and others maintain your soil, you post such lovely pics of your roses so I know you must be doing something right.

Roseblush your The Poets Wife is so pretty and one I am considering for a pot next spring. I would also love to hear any suggestions from you as well on how to grow beautiful roses in pots.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 18, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Canadian_Rose said:Roseblush - I doubt it. Nice suggestion...but mine has only been in its pot for 2 years, and it's such a wimpy thing...not over 1 foot, that I can't imagine it outgrowing its pot. I just changed the potting soil on 2 roses that had been in the same "soil" for 7 years...and they didn't even really need it...still lots of room in the big pots I use. Great pictures of Tropicana. I hadn't realized that its flowers were that strongly colored. Green Grin!

Carol


Carol ... it's the smell of the soil that prompted me to suggest changing the soil.

Whenever I have a rose that isn't performing as I expected it to perform, I either dig it up to check the roots or I re-pot the rose with new soil. That's how I found out that the roses in my fence bed were getting root competition from the junipers planted four feet above up on the slope.

I think I am going to have to move two roses that are not winning that war ... Sighing!

Re: the color of 'Tropicana', when Kim Rupert visited my garden, he told me that it was one of the original 'Tropicana' roses distributed in the US. He said the blooms of rose being sold nowadays have a much more faded color. I inherited my rose from the previous owner of the this house. Mrs. J loved orange or orange toned roses. She didn't have many roses, but most were orange. I think she must have grabbed that rose as soon as it came on the market ... Smiling

Even with my fumbling to learn how to use a new camera, the color in those photos are the true color of the bloom ... Hurray!

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 18, 2018 4:03 PM CST
Bonnie / @RosesnTx

The photo of 'The Poet's Wife' was posted by Shyam / @Rose_Guy1127.

He is going to be so thrilled with your complement because these are the first roses he has ever grown.

Here's a link to the thread about growing roses in containers he posted when he first joined NGA

The thread "Container gardening - Climbing rose" in Roses forum

I posted a lot to that thread, but if you have more questions, please feel free to ask ... Smiling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Aug 18, 2018 5:15 PM CST
Lyn sorry about that I have looked at so many beautiful roses I was confused on what rose went with what person, it's this getting older thing .....it sucks lol Confused Thanks for the link I will definitely take a peek at it.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 18, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Bonnie ... no apologies needed ... Smiling

It's that I just know Shyam will be so happy about your comment ..
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Bonnie
Texas
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RosesnTx
Aug 18, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Shyam I have been admiring your roses and The Poets Wife is especially beautiful and one I am considering growing in a pot as well. I have noticed you grow several David Austin roses, do you grow them all in pots? I think I'm going to start a separate thread on what DA roses do well in pots and I would love to hear your experience about what has and hasn't worked for you.

Long Island, NY (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Aug 18, 2018 7:19 PM CST


















Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
Roses Dahlias
hampartsum
Aug 19, 2018 2:50 AM CST
Margie, I just drool over the Condesa de Sástago...( those warm pernetiana colours.... Drooling ). Thanks for sharing it.! Arturo
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
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GaNinFl
Aug 19, 2018 8:14 AM CST
My DW took this photo of 'Gold Medal' last week with her phone. Shames most I take with my camera.


Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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