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LCL
Nov 30, 2018 2:56 PM CST
Early morning photos taken over a ten minute period.

Blue Girl
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Julia Child Floribunda
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Mr Lincoln
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_Bleu_
Nov 30, 2018 3:49 PM CST
LCL, those are great photos. Very sharp! 👏 Love those roses, keep posting beauties like that.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Dec 4, 2018 2:25 AM CST
What a difference between when I clicked on the picture and what's first shown!! Talk about clarity when the picture is bigger!!! GORGEOUS!!! Lovey dubby Mr. Lincoln and Julia Child look unbelievable!!! Whatever you're doing with your camera (and growing the roses) is fabulous!!! Great Job!
Name: Lola
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LolaTasmania
Dec 4, 2018 4:06 AM CST
Carol - Always click on the photo to see what the photographer intended you to see. The thumbnail is nothing compared to the bigger picture.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Dec 4, 2018 10:26 AM CST
So true!!! nodding
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Petronius
Mar 20, 2019 8:11 PM CST
Does the color of Blue Girl eventually fade to blue?
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LCL
Mar 21, 2019 12:39 PM CST
The color is more lilac than blue and that is the way it seems to stay. Perhaps a misnomer? I think "Lilac Girl" sounds more exciting since blue can be interpreted as "sad" .
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Mar 21, 2019 2:18 PM CST
I think it is fairly well accepted that "blue" roses are never really blue.
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Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
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seilMI
Mar 21, 2019 9:13 PM CST
Oh, LCL what a welcome sight! They're beautiful!

There is no true blue rose. It's been the Holy Grail of rose hybridizers for a century but there is a problem. There is no blue gene in rose DNA. So for decades breeders have been naming lilac, lavender,, mauve roses with "blue" names because that is as close as they can get to a blue color. In recent years, it is my understanding, that the Japanese have been working with gene splicing to introduce a blue gene into roses. The problem with that is that they cannot control where the gene expresses itself. They've had roses with blue stems, thorns, leaves and occasionally blooms. However, it is not stable so it may produce one blue bloom and then revert back to what ever other colors are in the genetic make up of the cross. So the true blue rose is still elusive.

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