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Nov 30, 2018 2:56 PM CST
MA (Zone 5b)
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Early morning photos taken over a ten minute period.

Blue Girl
Thumb of 2018-11-30/LCL/e1e5fa

Julia Child Floribunda
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Mr Lincoln
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Nov 30, 2018 3:49 PM CST
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LCL, those are great photos. Very sharp! 👏 Love those roses, keep posting beauties like that.
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Dec 4, 2018 2:25 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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!
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Dec 4, 2018 4:06 AM CST
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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Carol - Always click on the photo to see what the photographer intended you to see. The thumbnail is nothing compared to the bigger picture.
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Dec 4, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
So true!!! nodding
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Mar 20, 2019 8:11 PM CST
Conneaut, Ohio
Does the color of Blue Girl eventually fade to blue?
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Mar 21, 2019 12:39 PM CST
MA (Zone 5b)
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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" .
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Mar 21, 2019 2:18 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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I think it is fairly well accepted that "blue" roses are never really blue.
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Mar 21, 2019 9:13 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
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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