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Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
Aug 20, 2018 9:53 PM CST
I had heard so many great reviews on Bolero that I couldn't wait to get one ( or two ) it is everything and more.
Yours is so beautiful and even better because you saved it

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You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Aug 21, 2018 10:42 AM CST
I wrote a long message here, butI lost it by going to the previous page to look at other posts. Sighing! I'll try again. I guess I shouldn't click on the page number to go backwards...I should click on my backward arrow on my regular computer screen.

Kristine - I love the pinkness of your Gruss!!

RosesnTX - Yes, I can't wait!! Here are a few pictures from another year of my Grand Dame

Jin - Thank you very much!! I really love your Sophys!!! Is that Sophys' Rose? Love the petal formation!! Soon yours will be nice mature shrubs!! Enjoy the journey Smiling

GaNFl - I love your Gold Medal!!! Talk about stunning!! The coloring is amazing!

Pootboot - You have done remarkably well in rooting roses!!! This is usually difficult and takes a lot of trial and error...good for you! I love your first one the best!!

Fisherwoman - that's a lovely rose and you got a great deal on it!! I didn't think Bolero had a pink heart...but what do I know...I've never seen it in person. Sticking tongue out

Kristine - well yours has pink on it obviously I was wrong. Green Grin!

Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
Aug 21, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Great Dame is really strutting its stuff Carol! Hurray! Do you still have that rose?

MOTH with the bed of D. Ko's in the background:
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Julia Child:
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Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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Aug 21, 2018 1:55 PM CST
Welcome Red,

Your hybrid tea looks great! It's cool to see a HT take off so well from a cutting, well done!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Aug 21, 2018 2:07 PM CST
I need to take more rose pictures because they are blooming nicely now Here are two from yesterday........

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I love seeing everyone beautiful roses......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Jim
Central Pa. (Zone 6a)
Aug 21, 2018 2:33 PM CST
Great looking roses Paul! Hurray!

I know alot of people do not like Double Knockout but they are a staple here... They look as good in October as they did in May each year... Bloom well and are very disease resistant..I chose this rose for a entire bed of 5 no fuss roses in the backyard...
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Aug 21, 2018 3:26 PM CST


There's no question that Knock Out roses have their good points. There aren't many perennial shrubs that rebloom, so they're great landscaping choices. I have one. It's the original Knock Out. Unfortunately, it's not disease resistant in my garden. Lots of black spot.
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
Aug 22, 2018 5:35 PM CST
My favorite continues to be "Grandmother's Hat" -- Disease resistant in my conditions (tho I know that, in some places, it is troubled by blackspot).

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Aug 22, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Mmmm, luscious!
Name: Bonnie
Aug 22, 2018 6:41 PM CST
Great pics everyone!
Jim your roses are looking great!

Paul that is a beautiful pic of Peace and Tahitian Sunset.

Jeri I absolutely love love love your Grandmothers Hat, I really need to grow this rose!

And Carol, WOW, that's all
I have to say about Grand Dame, it's gorgeous!
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Aug 23, 2018 10:26 AM CST
I pretty much do not have one favorite. I have such a small space that if I don't like a rose--out is goes! Early on as a person growing roses, I kept roses I didn't like for a very long time (Jude the Obscure for 10 years!). I kept hoping that next year would be the year that I fell in love. I will give a rose a chance since I grow on own root and I know that it takes a few years for a rose to come into its own.

This year, with all the heat and smoke the following roses have been outstanding;
Flamingo Dancer
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Sequoia Gold
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Unknown mini from Ralph Moore
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Another mini that I saved that I can't find any pictures, but that little thing is a blooming machine

Everything else is taking a rest for the most part. Spring was glorious. However, 31 days straight of over 105 degrees does a number on everyone including the roses. Add all the smoke and it is a double whammy. In a couple more months and when the weather is cooler, there should be more flowers.

central Arizona (Zone 6b)
Aug 23, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Today, my favorite is William Shakespeare 2000. It is very fragrant, blooms a lot, and has many petals yet resists balling.

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Name: Bonnie
Aug 24, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Mustbnuts your Flamingo Dancer is beautiful!
And Genevre I really like your William Shakespear, it's really pretty.
Name: Jin
Orlando, Fl (Zone 9b)
Aug 25, 2018 6:29 AM CST
Carol, I am waiting for end of 2019 so my rose bushes will be more mature. I absolutely cannot wait. I love your roses Lovey dubby
Sorry, I been away. My best friend came to FL from Vancouver, Canada. Meeting after 30 yrs. Been out daily and coming home really late.
Anyways, I wanted to go and buy Peace , JP2, SDLM, and many other roses from Nelson but I am just hoping I will have time before meeting my friend.
Seeing the pics just reminded me that Saturday is open to public ( Nelson's). It is a small time window too. Thanks to many if you. I love Peace and Bolero..hahaha
Well, yesterday, I took a pic of my Ebb Tide
Usually I have 1 or 2 blooms than recently I just beheaded like 9 and now , I counted that I had 19 buds. The rose is still a baby so it has small blooms not like huge size roses yet. Here are the pics

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Yeah, I have a rubber tree which will be gone soon. Making more room for my roses. It came with the house.
Today pics

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I am so excited to have so many buds and I can't wait for them to bloom.

Name: Bonnie
Aug 25, 2018 6:37 AM CST
Jin so exciting for you to have so many buds on Ebb Tide! I hope you have a lot fun with your friend, it's always good to reconnect with old friends.
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These are two of my favorite roses Quiteness and Heritage. I really need to take a better pic of Heritage.
Name: Jin
Orlando, Fl (Zone 9b)
Aug 25, 2018 8:13 AM CST
Thanks Bonnie. I am having an awesome time. I love your roses Quinesss is peeking my interest or shall I say Harness is interesting to me. I don't have any one of them yet maybe next year. I have Heritage maybe we can compare notes.
Genevre, your WS2 is beautiful. One of the old roses of DA and I heard it smells wonderful.
Mustbnuts, I absolutely love Flamingo Dancer. It was out of stock last time when I wanted to order them. maybe this Fall. I also want Ascot rose so badly that I can dream about it. Haha
Jeri, you really amazed me every pic you put on forum. They are so irresistible to look away. I think I am in love with all your treasures in your garden. I am always drooling over your pics.
Carol, your Grand Dame is absolutely mouth dropping . It looks so top heavy and it is a miracle to see them so upright. I don't see any stakes unless they are invisible..hahaha. swooning all over the GD. Absolutely gorgeous.
Jim, I enjoy KO but I see so many here by McDonald's, Public places so for me getting them is not a wow thing. I see them in Lowe's and HD like rows if them and not many varieties here. For Mother's Day, I went to Lowe's for nearly 2 months was all KO only. I took pics and show it to Lisa. We get lousy selection here so my best bet is to order on line . The vendors promote KO so much that I did had one vit after a few years it died and never bought another KO again. Yours look fabulous and I am glad you enjoyed it very much.
I have to be more choosy. I am studying the bloom time, height, zoning with my humidity and rain. I am trying to get cut ones and also fragrant ones. So, I am taking my time. I been so lucky with my selection so far. I am absolutely loving my roses and yes I talk to them, kinda. Sticking tongue out

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Name: Bonnie
Aug 25, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Haha Jin I talk to my roses too! I think you would really like Quiteness. It is a tall vase shaped bush that has been practically BS free for me, I have it own root from Chambleess and I grow two of them. It has a wonderful rosey fragrance to my nose and it last well in a vase and it blooms almost constantly although it has slowed down in the heat but still manages to put out a few blooms here and there. I'm going to give it a good hair cut next weekend and it will give me a beautiful fall flush.
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
Aug 25, 2018 11:08 AM CST
Awww Gruss An Aachen, you are so beautiful when you bloom.

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Name: Bonnie
Aug 25, 2018 11:23 AM CST
Kristin your GaA is so pretty! It's one I have considered many times but haven't planted yet.
Name: Jin
Orlando, Fl (Zone 9b)
Aug 25, 2018 5:13 PM CST
Kristen , they are beautiful. I wanted that also but have not done it yet. So many beautiful roses just can't get them all. Like over 30,000 roses old and modern. Ha, I need a Huge yard more like a botanical to myself.
I agree
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