Roses forum: The Mid-Summer Garden

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Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Aug 3, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Most seasons I get about three major bloom cycles out of the remontant roses: one in early June, another in mid-summer, and then again in the fall (not counting the continuous bloomers). I thought I'd share some photos from mid-summer, although the bouquet shown below consists of springtime blooms.

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Buff Beauty, a hybrid musk I obtained from Heirloom Roses years ago
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Some butterflies in the garden...
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Clematis in bloom
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Potted Coleus
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Double Delight, a little bit faded
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Fragrant Cloud, a little on the small side. I just got this to replace one I lost a few years back, so it's still in its pot.
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French Lace
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Heritage, such a delicate rose
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Oriental lily
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Love & Peace
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Memorial Day (the only one of three bushes to survive being moved from my former home)
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Painted Japanese Fern
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Red Intuition... I remember when I got my first specimen as a maiden rose from a specialist in Wisconsin, before it was licensed for broader commercial distribution
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Red Ribbons, a great rose to grow on a slope. It spreads out nicely and is almost always in bloom
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White Dawn, a climbing sport of New Dawn
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And Winchester honeysuckle
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MargieNY
Aug 3, 2018 8:31 PM CST
Very inspiring Mike - you captured the beauty of each flower. Thank you for sharing.
Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Aug 4, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Beautiful photos Mike. Have to ask tho, are you sure that's "LOVE & PEACE" because it looks like just PEACE to me.
Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Aug 4, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Yes, quite sure, although I agree with you that it looks more like Peace. Normally the pink tones are deeper and darker, but as you know, colors can vary by light and temperature. This one is planted right beside another L&P, but falls under the shade cast by an arborvitae while the other just misses the shade, and their colors can vary as a result. It's actually kind of fun to see how they differ sometimes!
Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Aug 4, 2018 11:34 AM CST
Wow that's weird tho. Mine is planted in a very shady spot and I've never seen it look like that. It's always got the vibrant, deep pink edges. Hmmm... oh well, like you said, different climates and other variables can do odd things to some of the roses.
Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Aug 4, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Here is photo of the exact same plant I took about six or seven years ago...

Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 4, 2018 2:48 PM CST

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Thank you for another beautiful series of photos, Mike. Your contributions to this forum -- photos and posts -- are highly appreciated. I remember when you were the only one growing Red Intuition and we all looked into growing those maiden Wisconsin roses just for that one rose. Red Intuition was offered by Palatine soon afterward, but I ended up growing about a dozen of the gorgeous roses Steve Singer offers on his site, and I owe it all to your first photo of Red Intuition.
Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Aug 4, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Why thank you, Zuzu! It's so funny that you picked up on Wisconsin Roses, because I visited Steve's site earlier today, for the first time in years! I wanted to see if he had anything as wildly unique as Red Intuition was when it first came out. Maybe we can convince him to get the rights to sell Summer Lodge in maiden form... wouldn't that be exciting!
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 4, 2018 6:59 PM CST

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I did the same thing: Visited today for the first time in years. I'm tempted to get a new Silver Lining because it's such a gorgeous rose and my own-root one from Eurodesert is now declining rapidly. It should do beautifully on multiflora rootstock. I'm looking forward to his fall catalogue.

As for Summer Lodge, maybe Palatine will carry it eventually. Some of Orard's roses have been sold by Palatine and by U.S. nurseries as well (Stormy Weather, Heart 'n' Soul, and others). Tropical Lightning is an Orard climber that resembles Summer Lodge. I bought two of those -- one from Rosemania and another from a local nursery.

Rose (Rosa 'Tropical Lightning')
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Aug 4, 2018 7:42 PM CST
The first word that came to mind when I opened your link was "Yummy!" It made me think of an orange creamsicle. I just may have to give it a try - it would be my first Orard addition to the garden. I have just the spot where it would look great with our stone wall behind it as a backdrop.

I see Silver Lining is available as a maiden. I remember how nervous I was the first time I did the pruning needed for Red Intuition as a maiden. But now I think it would be fun, rather than intimidating, to work with a maiden again.

Of the roses on offer at Steve's site, I rather liked the look of Dr. John Dickman - such a dark mauve, almost two-toned. I couldn't think of any rose I've grown before with that particular shade and hue. As a minifora, I wonder how large the blooms are. I liked its description as a "powerhouse when budded" - who wouldn't, right?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 4, 2018 7:57 PM CST

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Average diameter of 2 inches, according to the HMF Dr. John Dickman entry.

And, it's no wonder that Tropical Lightning resembles Summer Lodge. The seed parent of Tropical Lightning is listed as ORAstricap, one of the denomination codes of Summer Lodge.
Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Aug 5, 2018 8:14 PM CST
I just got SILVER LINING from Steve a few months ago. I had two of them a long time ago, and one died several yrs ago. Then the beginning of the yr the other one biffed it. It hasn't bloomed yet, and isn't doing all that great. But it will be ok. I usually get roses from him in the fall. They do much better for me then. This was the first time I've ordered in the spring. Don't think I will do that again!
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 5, 2018 8:32 PM CST

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That's good to know, Beth. I tend to buy plants on sale instead of waiting for the optimal time of year, but that isn't always the smart thing to do. Do you remember when Steve updates his catalog for the year?
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Aug 5, 2018 8:36 PM CST

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Never mind. *Blush* I just read this on his site: "We update our catalog with new roses in October."

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