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Aug 15, 2018 3:29 PM CST
Name: Deborah
California Central Coast
Hi -- I'm brand new here, but several rose friends on Houzz have recommended this site. I'm loath to leave my friends on Houzz, but have found that site to be frustrating. I'm wondering if you have fled Houzz recently, especially the seasonal threads, maybe you could identify yourself here so we could reconnect?

I'm Deborah -- but that user name was taken, so I'm DDinSB here. I live in Santa Barbara, so would also love to hear from rose experts in the CA Central Coast area. I've been growing roses intentionally for nearly 20 years, but still consider myself a newcomer in so many ways. Online friends help me figure things out. But they also make me covetous of new rose plants and other gardens!

Anyway -- if you are a displaced Houzz person -- please reply. Maybe we can have a new seasonal thread for the waning days of summer (or winter if you're in the other hemisphere). Smiling

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Aug 15, 2018 3:35 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Deborah, welcome. I was on "the other place" but am primarily here now. What a beautiful rose you have there in your picture. I am central CA but not on the coast.
Aug 15, 2018 3:40 PM CST
Name: Deborah
California Central Coast
Thank you! The rose in the photo is Distant Drums, from the spring. It is blooming now, but not looking quite as pretty as it was in spring. I don't think we met in the other place. I mostly followed the seasonal threads in the last year. Are you in Fresno/Bakersfield area?
Aug 15, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Deborah - Hi! I love your Distant Drums!!!! Wow!! Don't you love how pictures will actually show up here! LOL And if you click on the picture it enlarges.

It's really smoky here from the British Columbia fires...I've been outside once, and I'm not going back out again....well today anyway Sticking tongue out

I hope other people from Houzz come here. Welcome!
Aug 15, 2018 4:11 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Hi Deborah!

I am Jeri Jennings, and I am now more here than there. Apparently, they have developed yet another problem -- now, many people can't see photos.

And this is an important time to be in touch. Be sure to look through the threads on Rose Rosette Disease, and know that Chilli Thrips have been found in Ventura County.

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Aug 15, 2018 4:12 PM CST
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Gosh -- I didn't know there were also fires in British Columbia! Grumbling
Aug 15, 2018 4:14 PM CST
(Zone 10b)
Hi Deborah, Trish here (Titian). Fires here too, 3 months earlier than normal.
Aug 15, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
JerJen - Yes...fires have been going on all summer.

Here's what I found on-line.
As of Aug. 14, there were:

566 wildfires burning in B.C.
29 evacuation orders affecting approximately 3,050 people (1,521 properties).
48 evacuation alerts impacting approximately 18,720 people (9,359 properties).
3,372 firefighters and contractors actively engaged in fighting fires in all fire regions of the province.
This includes 436 out-of-province personnel from Alberta, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Parks Canada, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand.
Crews have responded to nearly 1,800 wildfires since April 1.
More than 400 of those are believed to be caused by humans.
It seems like the whole world is on fire lately.
Aug 15, 2018 4:55 PM CST
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, New York (Zone 6b)
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Welcome to your new home, Deborah. We hope you enjoy it here!

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Aug 15, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
I'm here
Aug 15, 2018 7:21 PM CST
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
DDinSB said:Thank you! The rose in the photo is Distant Drums, from the spring. It is blooming now, but not looking quite as pretty as it was in spring. I don't think we met in the other place. I mostly followed the seasonal threads in the last year. Are you in Fresno/Bakersfield area?

Your Distant Drums is stunning. I also love the Hedgehog as well. I am in the Madera/Fresburg area (as I like to call it).

Carol, I have seen pictures of the fires up there. I thought that I heard further inland that they closed the entrance to Glacier Park due to fires. Yes, it feels like the whole northern hemisphere is burning up.
Aug 15, 2018 7:41 PM CST
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
Welcome, Deborah!
You will find this forum to be fun, engaging and educational! Peeps here have helped me, a novice rosarian, ease into the world of rose gardening beyond my expectation.

I love your distant drums by the way!
Aug 15, 2018 10:16 PM CST
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
Hey, I am finally able to post
I guess I will be on both sites. I dont want to lose all of my rose friends
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Aug 16, 2018 12:06 AM CST
Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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Welcome Deborah! Welcome! and Kris!
Aug 16, 2018 8:05 AM CST
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
Hello Kristine, glad you made it...
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Aug 16, 2018 8:28 AM CST
East TN (Zone 7a)
Hi, Deborah and Kristine! I'm over from houzz, too, but spent more time on the Antique Roses forum. There are actually a lot of people who go back and forth.
Aug 16, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Name: Deborah
California Central Coast
Hello Rose Friends! I just realized that going back and forth between here and the other place will require me to use brain cells. I'll have to learn new "handles" for everyone! Carol is Canadian Rose, Kristine is KristineLego, TrishinOz is Titian...

Thank you all for the warm welcome.

Jeri, I have not followed any of the news re new rose diseases in CA. I guess will have to learn about Chilli Thrips and Rose Rosette Disease. I buy most of my roses from La Sumida and Otto. Was thinking about a couple from Heirloom. I think La Sumida gets a lot of roses from Weeks. Should I be worried?

Here is my photo of a rose seedling I found growing between flagstones this last winter. First bloom. It is very pretty, not very big (though not sure if it's the youth of the plant, the summer heat, or its genes), and so far not very fragrant. Of course I have no idea which pollen went where, but the only two roses that I regularly let go to hips is the mystery rose that I think was the original rootstock for my French Lace, and the climbing High Hopes. And, this rose was growing closest to the mystery rose, but next closest was Cl. High Hopes. So, could be a cross? As I said, I didn't see any signs of other roots/rhizomes, so this was a seedling, not just a spreading mystery rose. anyway -- I will plant it out in the garden come January to see what it does when it grows up. The mystery rose looks similar, but not quite the same as this. The picture of that rootstock is in a thread in the other place that I can't link to b/c I'm a new member.
After that discussion, I think I came to believe it was probably Manetti / Odorata. It was a French Lace, originally, that I think came from Jackson & Perkins back in the day. The FL wasn't doing well, so I moved it, but then it died. The next year the mystery rose came up, and it seemed sort of pretty and innocuous, so I left it. It's not ideally located and is crowded by another shrub that I'd put in after the FL died. But - not in a conspicuous location, and the plant seems innocuous. But it's never really developed into a tall shrub with thick canes.

Anyway -- we'll see what this little seedling does.

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Aug 16, 2018 12:16 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Very pretty whoever she is!
Aug 16, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Oh wow, Deborah!!!!! That is GORGEOUS!!!! Thumbs up I am so happy that you have found/saved the bush that created that wonderful flower!! Are you going to name it if it turns out to be a new rose? You could call it Deborah's Heart...because of the beautiful pink heart!! Glorious!!
Aug 16, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
Great looking bloom Deborah!
Deborah's Heart sounds like a fine name Carol..

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