Roses forum: Uh oh... some more blooms... and chickies!

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Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Sep 30, 2018 5:20 PM CST
Ok so here's a few blooms from the last few days....

APRICOT QUEEN


ELFI VON DASSANOWSKY


FREE SPIRIT


BOLSHOI


PARFUM DE GRASSE


PICTURE


SOFT MORNING


SPEELWARK
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TAFFETA
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SIGNATURE


I'm thinking this is BARBARA BUSH, but I'm not totally sure. Might be SHEER ELEGANCE. Altho the spot is closer to where BB is supposed to be. So many roses.....
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And this is one of Dave Bang's stripeys. He named it "37 Pedals" but I don't know what they will be marketing it as at For Love of Roses. This is the most beautiful and largest bloom it's put out so far. It's about 2½" or more. It blew full open by the end of the day.


And here's some chickie pics

This is my big girl Annabelle. She's a Light Brahma. Such a sweetie and makes sounds like a goose or some other bird. She kinda growls and honks.
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This is Frederika, one of my Golden-laced Wyandottes. She's my lap sitter. She's kinda lame, like me. We both have a bad hip. She's also got a problem with her beak over-growing. I have to clip the tip about once a week. She's my favorite girl...
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And this is Henrietta. She's an Easter Egger... lays light blue-green eggs. She's quite a little character. She laughs and cackles a lot. She just finished her second molt and her coloring changed a good bit from when she was a pullet. More black stippling on her feathers and lighter bronze coloring. She and her baby sister Lulu usually have beards, but they like to have the other girls pluck them for some reason. It must be due to all the watermelon they get. Makes the beards sticky I guess. They're my silliest birds.
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Lulu - my little goofy girl. She's kinda the runt. Gets pecked and chased a lot. Poor baby. But she's a sweetie.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Sep 30, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Beautiful blooms and birds! I think it is interesting how the colors of Ameraucana and Easter Egger chicks often have little relation to their adult feathering.
Porkpal
Name: Beth
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Beth_NorCal
Sep 30, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Yeah it's weird how they change color as they mature. I saw a website that shows a bunch of EEs over several molts, and they changed coloring and markings drastically with each subsequent molt. It's kind of cool. It's like you have a new chicken! LOL I liked Henrietta's original coloring better tho.

Here she is at about 8-9 months old
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 30, 2018 7:18 PM CST

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Oh, I love that! It's like an art nouveau pattern.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Sep 30, 2018 7:29 PM CST

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That photo of your Bolshoi bloom is so wonderful that I couldn't wait to import it into the database. It usually takes me some time to start importing, but not in this case. What a beauty!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Sep 30, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Most of mine are marked like the most recent version of Henrietta, but one of my favorite hen colors is the columbian pattern like Annabelle. I have Delaware hens that have a less distinct version of it.
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Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Sep 30, 2018 11:01 PM CST
Beth_NorCal said:Ok so here's a few blooms from the last few days....

I'm thinking this is BARBARA BUSH, but I'm not totally sure. Might be SHEER ELEGANCE. Altho the spot is closer to where BB is supposed to be. So many roses.....
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Lovely rose collection and adorable chickies!
I tried convincing my partner to get a few chickens and a couple of miniature goats(?). He looked and me, and said, "We already have four (indoor) cats; Also, I don't think we are cut out for a gay version of Green Acres." He is such a spoilsport.

The above rose looks like Queen Elizabeth to me. I could be wrong though.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Sep 30, 2018 11:35 PM CST

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What could be more charming than a gay version of Green Acres? You need those chickens and goats, and maybe a little lamb.

It's not as pink as Queen Elizabeth is. Beth's rose is definitely orange-pink, which is the official color of Barbara Bush and Sheer Elegance. It looks a little too dark for Barbara Bush, but that could be due to the time of day the photo was taken. I think it is Barbara Bush because Sheer Elegance rarely produces solid-colored blooms. The blooms are more likely to show some variation and display a darker orange-pink on the petal edges.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 1, 2018 12:05 AM CST
Beth - gasp - Drooling What beautiful roses and chickens!! The inside petals of ELFI VON DASSANOWSKY are such an exquisite color!!! Your Bolshoi is my favorite!! Lovey dubby Love your Parfume de Grasse...and I'm wondering if the color difference between yours and mine is due to temperatures? It's quite a dramatic difference, isn't it?

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I love the Dave Bang stripey!!! What a beautiful rose!!!

Carol Big Grin

Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 1, 2018 6:26 AM CST
You know I just love your roses and your chicks! Great to see pictures of them.

Shyam, I think having a mini farm would be great. Love those teeny tiny mini pigs, mini donkeys and mini horses. Think of all of the free manure you would have for your roses! Your garden would be the prettiest in town!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 1, 2018 7:01 AM CST
Free pruning too!
Porkpal
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 1, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Yes!! And ducks love to weed!!!
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 1, 2018 11:57 AM CST
@Mustbnuts: Trust me, I would love to have rabbits, and other farm animals mentioned in this thread thereby having a free access to continual manure supply. The horse and rabbit manure alone is expensive, to be honest!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 2, 2018 12:21 PM CST
I would love to have chickens.

FrankMosher
Oct 3, 2018 2:24 PM CST
With Fall rapidly approaching here on the East Coast there still are some roses coming back for their second showing:
HT. "Berolina". They have been blooming all season in unheated greenhouse
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Davis Austin's "Mary Rose" blooming on back deck now, not a disease all season?????
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HT. "Broceliande" blooming now on back patio.
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Cl. "Blossomtime". Just a great climber.
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The least expensive rose I ever bought:
HT. "Red/Gold" - 5$.Can.
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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 3, 2018 2:32 PM CST
Frank - oooooh!!! Lovely!!! My favorite is Broceliande!! I tried to get it one year, but was sent something else instead. What do you think of its fragrance?? Berolina was new for me this year...what are your thoughts on it?
Carol
Name: Beth
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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Beth_NorCal
Oct 4, 2018 9:21 AM CST
I keep forgetting to check back here. Busy busy busy! First of all the pink rose in question ended up being SHEER ELEGANCE. When I took the pic I was approaching it from the backside of the bed, and it appeared it was in BARBARA BUSH's spot, but when I went out the next day and looked from the front of the bed, I realized it was SE. Also, it had changed color and become more two-toned. Didn't get around to taking a pic tho. But that settles that.

Shyam, I do not even have QUEEN ELIZABETH. That is one of my least favorite roses ever. That along with TROPICANA. And Dude if you are capable of having chickens, OMG! You should!! I can't tell you how much I love my chickies! They are the lights of my life! Sure, I gotta pick up poop several times a day, and clean the coop, and make their fermented "mush" (grains), and chop up their veggies, and take care of them when they get sick, etc etc... But I love it! They're the most spoiled rotten birds (other than my hummies). Those girls are so much fun. I love to just go sit out there with them and watch them interact and make their silly sounds, and play around, and occasionally have one sit on my lap. They bring me more joy than even my grandkids! LOL They're so entertaining! Wonderful stress relievers! They got me thru losing my real job, and then losing my mom. I really seriously don't know what I would do without them now. And the eggs are a nice bonus! If we actually lived out in the boonies, I'd have peacocks, ducks, and who-knows-what else!! Oh my son and his wife have ducks. They have Muscoveys and they just got some Mallards. They apparently have really good eggs. They sell them to their friends. And the ducks eat flies and mosquitoes. They keep them with their chickens. I've thought about getting some myself, but right now the chickies are good enough for me. But really... if you can have chickens... I highly recommend it! The only thing is, they can be as addicting as the roses! LOL

Frank, your roses are lovely! Love that BROCELIANDE. but... are you sure that's BLOSSOMTIME? Doesn't look like it to me. It's a light pink with a darker pink reverse.






Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 4, 2018 10:27 AM CST
Beth - I love it when you talk about your hens!! What a wonderful addiction they are for you! Lovey dubby I'm so glad that you discovered another true passion!!

Oh my!!! Your Blossomtime is soooo beautiful!! I love the darker reverse!!

Carol
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 4, 2018 8:53 PM CST
@Beth_NorCal: Trust me, growing up with the mini zoo(two boxers, one outdoor cat, a huge cage full of budgies, a huge aquarium indoor, and four chickens in the backyard) at home I genuinely want to have chickens at least for now. Don't get me started on the farm animals (cows, a herd of sheep, chickens, and peacocks) at my grandma's farm! The foxes were frequent visitors at night. It is a real challenge to convince a city born and bred guy, my partner, to get a cage of budgies, let alone chickens. Tom does pose valid reasoning though; raccoons are frequent visitors at night. And we have a moderate sized backyard, so with rose garden and raccoons, it will be hard, space-wise and predator-free, to have chickens. At least I could use this as an opportunity to let him make it up to me by agreeing to have another Maine Coon kitty.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 4, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Rose_Guy - bwahahaha...I love the way your mind works!!! nodding

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