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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 8, 2018 6:33 PM CST
Out here in the western US, my yard is covered with soot from forest fires, the air is dirty brown with smoke and we are on our 7th straight week with every day over 100 degrees (usually over 105) and no end in sight (at least not for another four--six weeks!)

For those of you who have a bit of green or are in the southern hemisphere, some pictures of your gardens and cooler weather would be so welcome right now. Would love to see them if you would be willing to post them. Thank you in advance for the parched and weary soul.
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 8, 2018 11:36 PM CST
I have been watching the terrible fires and drought all over the world and feel a bit guilty about having had good rains here in Tasmania. I live in the western part of the island and we have had so much rain that our front room was flooded out less than a fortnight ago. The rains coincided with a cold blast from Antarctica and I lost three lambs in one week because of the weather.


It is winter so there is not much in the garden except some spring stars,
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and the young growth of daffodils.

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The mists have been lovely also.

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And the cows are content.

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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 9, 2018 2:26 AM CST
Oh, Lola, I am so sorry to hear about the lambs and your living room. Water can be such an enemy at times (my house has flooded three times, so I know from first hand experience all about that).

Ah, I love your pictures and how green everything is. I didn't know you have cows as well. That cow looks huge! Are they beef cattle? Your pictures are so calming to me and I love the one with the mists. Is that a lake or something that was "created" due to the rains? I also love daffodils and I would imagine that in a few months, they will be showing their lovely faces. Thank you for posting these. I am going back to look at them and just "breathe." Yes, the seasons will change and move on.
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 9, 2018 3:28 AM CST
The cattle belong to my neighbour. They are beef cattle and are raised exclusively for the butcher shop in town. They follow me along the fence line to keep me company as I potter around the garden but it is only a few brave ones that let me touch them occasionally.

The lake is a farm dam that is the largest in the area. Most farm dams are very modest affairs with a few ducks on them but that one is so big that it has black swans, geese, grebes, and five different types of native ducks living there. I wouldn't be surprised if there were platypus in there as well as we have many in the nearby creeks. When we get bad floods here the whole of the valley beneath my place becomes a giant lake.
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In this photo there is still frost on the ground in the shadow of the house. This is the view from my kitchen window. The cows sleep near the fence at night and wait for me to wave at them in the morning before they move off to graze for the day.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 9, 2018 8:43 AM CST
Frost on the ground. Wow! Ah, sweet cows! Bet they make some great manure that your roses would love.

It is already 70 degrees, going up to at least 105 and the smoke is getting thick again.

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This picture is of mid morning and that is the sun through the smoke.

Here is another picture of what the smoke looks like. Different fire but the effect is still the same. That is the sun through the smoke BTW.

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Thank you for posting pictures and hearing my plea. Love, love, love the pictures! Got to scoot and get errands done before the smoke gets worse today.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 9, 2018 11:03 AM CST
How awful! I certainly hope the fires are soon under control.
Porkpal
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 9, 2018 3:23 PM CST
I have heard that the fires are not expected to be out until the end of the month at the earliest. I hope everyone stays safe and protects their lungs from the particulate-laden smoke.
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
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jim1961
Aug 14, 2018 2:28 PM CST
So sorry to hear about your awful conditions!
Here's some pics from Central Pa...

Carefree Celebration:



Miracle on the Hudson:



Double KO:



Earthsong:



Julia Child:



PLUM PERFECT:



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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Aug 14, 2018 3:06 PM CST

Moderator

Wow, Jim. So much green! Just what Mustbnuts ordered. Your roses are so healthy and so beautiful. I hope you'll add your photos to our database. We have a high concentration of closeup blooms, so your "Entire plant" photos will be a valuable addition.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Aug 14, 2018 3:29 PM CST
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The grass is brown in Ventura County ... but other things are still green . . .

Sometimes, we get fog (to remind us of what it was like here, pre-drought):
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And the Plumerias are blooming:
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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 14, 2018 4:57 PM CST
It's hot and smoky here, too.

When I got up and looked out and saw that the sun was just a hazy red-orange round ball, I knew this would NOT be a good day to be outside in the garden.

I had to water a few things this morning, but I am going to wait until later this evening to water and wash down the rest of the garden. I am hoping for an afternoon breeze to clear the smoke for an hour or two ... Crossing Fingers!
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
porkpal
Aug 14, 2018 6:09 PM CST
I've never had to wash down my plants. I hope the fires are at least keeping their distance.
Porkpal
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 14, 2018 6:19 PM CST
We have a little bit of smoke from the British Columbia forest fires...there's even some here in southern Alberta. A neighbor of my friend (south side of the city) had left his windows open during the night, and when he woke up, the room was so smoky that he couldn't see the hallway from his room, and the smoke was all over the upstairs of his house.

Here's some roses to bring color to you!

Dolly Parton


White Licorice with Bishop's Castle peeking in.


Chandos Beauty
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Tahitian Sunset


Nicole Carol Miller


Hope that helps nodding
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Aug 14, 2018 7:13 PM CST

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Oh, Carol, what a treat! All of the blooms on that Chandos Beauty cane are absolutely perfect.
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
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jim1961
Aug 14, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Really nice Carol! Looking great!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Aug 14, 2018 10:54 PM CST

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Thanks for the great photos you added to the database, Jim.

Carol, now it's your turn. Big Grin
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 15, 2018 1:47 AM CST
Fabulous blooms everyone! Thank you so much for posting.
Jim! So good to see you here! Hope all is well in your world and it is wonderful to see pictures of your lovely garden. Love the picture of your Plum Perfect. Plum is somewhat new to me this year and I just love mine. The blooms on it are just so lovely. I can see yours are just as it is named...perfect. Mine is not blooming right now so seeing yours is wonderful.
Carol. I love that picture of Nicole Carol Miller. What a beautiful rose and a beautiful tribute.
Jeri, plumarias are a favorite of mine. I keep debating on whether or not to try one in my yard. The weather here is not what plumarias prefer. However, I did check the plumaria board and there are folks who push the zones and grow them where it snows or even in Vegas. The scent of plumarias remind me of the scent of Hawaii. I remember walking down the streets there and just smelling the plumaria flowers. So wonderful.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Aug 15, 2018 9:08 PM CST

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Here are some quick instructions for our new members on adding photos to the database. The photos must be your own. Please don't add other people's photos from websites unless you have permission to do so and will be including the appropriate attribution.

We already have almost 7,000 roses listed in our database, so there's a good chance that your rose is in there. If you want to add a photo of Julia Child, for instance, click on the "Plants Database" on the bar at the top of each page and then click on "Search by name." Enter the name of the rose in the search box. Roses share the same name with many other types of plants (Irises, Daylilies, etc.), so it would be best to enter: Rose Julia Child.

Open the Julia Child entry that appears in the search results and click on "Upload a photo." It's at the top of the left-hand side of the page. That will open a new page, where you can click on "Upload an image," find the image in your photo files, and open the image. Follow the instructions from that point. You'll be asked to choose a gallery. The ones most commonly used for roses are "Bloom," "Entire plant," and "Closeup of buds, sepals, and receptables." Photos of "Thorns" and "Leaves" are also highly appreciated. If you post a photo of rose hips, choose the "Fruit" gallery. The "Habitat" gallery is for plants growing in their natural habitat, with no human intervention, so please don't use that gallery for plants growing in a landscaped park or garden.

When you submit your photos, they will enter an approval queue, so don't be alarmed if you don't see them in the entry right away. Your first 10 photos must be approved by a database moderator or admin to ensure that you're adding them correctly.

There's also another, easier way to add your photos if you have already posted them in a forum thread. Simply enlarge the photo in the forum thread and click on the import icon in the center at the bottom of the photo. The system will ask you: "Which plant does this image belong to?" Type the name of the plant in the space provided, choose the correct one from the results provided, choose a gallery, and submit the proposal. All photo import proposals, not just the first 10, must be appproved by a database moderator or admin.

The import method does not give you a chance to add locations, captions, or other information. You can add them after the proposal has been approved, however, by finding the photo in the database entry, clicking on it to enlarge it, and scrolling down to "Edit this image's caption, details, etc." Clicking on this option will allow you to add captions, locations, and other information.

If you cannot find the entry for a rose photo, please send me a tree-mail. I'll find it for you if it's in the database or create a new entry if it isn't in the database yet. In either case, I'll send you a link to the entry.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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RoseBlush1
Aug 16, 2018 10:36 PM CST
porkpal said:I've never had to wash down my plants. I hope the fires are at least keeping their distance.


Porkpal, ashes will destroy the paint on an auto, if it is left outside without being washed down every day ... at least when the ashes are this thick ... Sighing!

Can you imagine what happens to plant foliage ?

Jim your photos are just beautiful. Welcome! to NGA. It's good to see you here ... Smiling

Carol ... thank you for sharing your photos. It's a joy to see them.

I am still trying to figure out my new camera, so I haven't got photos to post, but I do have blooms in the garden in spite of the smoke and heat ... Big Grin

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Aug 17, 2018 12:37 AM CST
Thanks, Zuzu!! Here are a few more pics of Chandos Beauty. It has finally stopped blooming after blooming nonstop all summer.

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Jim - thanks! And I love your avatar!!!

Mustbnuts - I love that picture of Nicole Carol Miller. I was so happy to capture it in picture form. Here's a more open bloom of NCM. I wish we had smell-o-vision so I could smell plumeria!

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Thanks Roseblush! Green Grin!

I had such trouble entering roses into the data base last time I tried. Every one was rejected. And it seemed like if there was a rose already represented, we aren't allowed to add another. Is that right?

Carol

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