Roses forum: October 2018 -- Photos and Chat

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 1, 2018 1:26 PM CST

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How did October sneak up on me? In my garden, this is the month for fall cleanup and preparation for planting in November to take advantage of our rainy season.

The thumbnail photo is Autumn Splendor, a sweet mini-flora.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 1, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Splendid autumn colors to start the season!
Porkpal
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 1, 2018 5:41 PM CST
How appropriate!
My roses are all in the garage now awaiting spring.
Carol
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Oct 1, 2018 5:59 PM CST
That sounds sad...
Porkpal
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 1, 2018 6:20 PM CST

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Depends on your outlook. It could sound like good news if you consider that they're now out of harm's way.
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 1, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Blooms for this month:

Mister Lincoln:
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Falling in Love:

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Audrey Wilcox:

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Princess Alexandra of Kent:
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Pumpkin Pie:

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 1, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Porkpal - I think of it like they're safely ensconced....just likey Zuzu says. Smiling

Rose_Guy - wowza!!!! Those are gorgeous roses!!! Swoon!!!! Drooling My favorite is your Audrey Wilcox!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby PAOK looks pretty swoon worthy too!!! Drooling

That made my heart sing!!
Carol
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Oct 1, 2018 8:37 PM CST
Yes, safe and snug - but after such a short season of freedom.
Porkpal
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Oct 1, 2018 8:37 PM CST
Oct already, summer flew by. I guess I am holding on to my blooms like grim death lol
I still have 2 roses coming this week and my Darcy didn't do anything this year in its current location so I think that I will move it.
Rose Guy, your roses look so great and healthy in their pots. I am discouraged with my potted roses, they just dont seem happy.
What soil do you use?
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 1, 2018 10:33 PM CST
@Kristinelego: You're kind, thanks. I use FoxFarm Ocean Forest potting soil. I sprinkle in a bit of fish bone meal, alfalfa meal, and mycorrhizal fungi (when planting the rose) followed by the topsoil, which is a combo of aged manure and FoxFarm.
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Oct 2, 2018 11:30 AM CST
I haven't seen the Fox Farm brand .I start with a soil that has no fertizer and as I repot I go with a Miracle potting mix .Everything else that you mention I use. Hum ? Could be too much water.
Well anyway, your pots look fab!
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 2, 2018 11:48 AM CST
@Kristinelego:
It is available on Amazon: http://a.co/d/g4jzqZ2
I generally get it from my local nursery. In regards to watering, given my neighborhood microclimate, I only water twice a week. Once after the plant is well-established, I start with a monthly dose of Organic Alaskan Fish Fertilizer, I then alternate the monthly dosage with Miracle-Gro fertilizer. Hope this helps.
Thanks, it is a work in progress.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 2, 2018 11:51 AM CST
Porkpal - yes, it's a short season, because we don't get rose blooms until the very end of June/start of July...and then it's just a few.

Look what we got today!! Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Oct 2, 2018 4:43 PM CST
"Rosa 'BAIypso' Easy Elegance® Calypso™, Common Name: Own Root Hybrid Shrub Rose, Size: 2x2ft., Apricot double, Breeder: (Bailey Nurseries), USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7, Michigan Bloom Month 6

A landscape shrub rose. Apricot blooms. Compact mounded shrub rose. Dark glossy green foliage. Recurrent double blooms"

Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Oct 2, 2018 6:40 PM CST
I love your Calypso, what a ni e shape and the color is gorgeous
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 2, 2018 9:00 PM CST
Shyam, your roses are beautiful. One can definitely fall in love with Falling In Love. Love the color of Pumpkin Pie and I am not a fan of orange roses. The fall season must be rubbing off on me.

Frank, your Easy Elegance is a beauty! Gorgeous bush! Gorgeous flowers!

Carol, have been watching the snow fall in Banff, Canmore and Churchill. Wasn't able to see any northern lights last night Shrug! because of it. Did see lots of slipping and sliding however. It was really snowing hard, so I am not surprised at your winter wonderland pictures. Makes me very thankful for my 80--85 degree temps today.

Zuzu--Autumn Splendor is just that. Beautiful rose!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Oct 2, 2018 9:42 PM CST

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Got home last night after being gone for three weeks visiting family in Idaho and Canada, a few blooms left in my garden which I picked for the house. Lots of weeds too, yikes!

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Some highlights from Idaho, my daughter lives 45 minutes from Grand Teton and Yellowstone so we went 4 days in a row.
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And on our way to Canada I we stopped in the little Barvarian style town of Leavenwoth Washington. I felt like I was in Germany again! Lots of gorgeous container plants everywhere.
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Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 2, 2018 11:38 PM CST
Canadian_Rose said:

Rose_Guy - wowza!!!! Those are gorgeous roses!!! Swoon!!!! Drooling My favorite is your Audrey Wilcox!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby PAOK looks pretty swoon worthy too!!! Drooling

That made my heart sing!!
Carol


@Canadian_Rose:
Thanks! I honestly didn't expect Audrey's very first bloom to be that big with a high center. I guess I will have to start forcing the roses into dormancy starting next month because they never go dormant in SF weather.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 2, 2018 11:39 PM CST
Mustbnuts - yes, we got a lot of snow...and it'll melt in the morning, then freeze at night, then melt, etc. So it'll be pretty slippery here. But I'm so glad I got my roses in the garage!!! Sounds like your weather is perfect!! I think I'll come for the winter. nodding

Cali_Sue...I love your pronghorn antelope picture!! I read something awhile ago about pronghorns...the article asked the question..."why do pronghorn antelopes need to be so fast (they're the 2nd fastest land animal on earth)? Well, it turns out that there was a giant cheetah that lived in North American...so the pronghorn antelope had to evolve to be fast in order to escape the cheetah. I thought that was pretty interesting!

I love all of your pictures!! The Bavarian style town sounds/looks adorable!!!
Big Grin
Carol
Name: Shyam
San Francisco, CA (Zone 10b)
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Rose_Guy1127
Oct 2, 2018 11:45 PM CST
@Mustbnuts:
You're kind, thanks! I share your sentiment about Falling in Love. It sure took an entire two weeks for the bud to open; somewhere in the two weeks, I thought it's never going to bloom fully. For a first bloom, it did a fantastic job. I feel the orange shade of Pumpkin Pie is quite rare when compared to other orange colored roses, and I could be wrong. However, the roses from For Love of Roses nursery appear to be temperamental and hard to grow. What takes about two weeks in general for any roses to put on some growth, it takes about three months for For Love of Roses to show small signs of growth. I am still waiting for my Hello Sunshine to be well-established, and it has been four months now.

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