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May 10, 2012 12:39 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
I'm jumping the gun here, but with soooo many buds, I can't believe that nothing's really opening up that much yet. I'm afraid that when everything *does* open, it's gonna be all at once!

Charles de Mills (still confused about this one, but that's what RU tagged as!!) isn't fully opened, but this bud's just gorgeous. I really need to move him to an area where I can attach a trellis!! He's crawling around on the ground!!
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I have a few minis showing themselves.

Magic Carosel (sorry it's a little blurry)
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Vista (LOVE this rose!!) Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Scentsational with Vista (Scentsational is top, Vista is on bottom)
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All my mini's are exploding in size this year. Here's Winter Magic.. about 3 times it's normal size. (Rise n Shine is off to the right)
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Theresa Bugnet has no winter protection, no winter watering, nothing. And she's a blooming fool!
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Austrian Copper has been blooming, but every time I try to take a picture, there's nothing left! The blooms have shattered! Sad So here are some non-rose images.

Sheba's Queen iris (thanks Evey!!)
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James McFarland lilac


Concord Grape Spiderwort
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May 10, 2012 12:57 PM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
I'm delighted that your garden is in bloom. Good to see Magic Carrousel. I tried it in NJ and was surprised to find that it succumbed to black spot in its first season. But I did like the blooms. Gotta try it here.

One year I allowed a tradescantia in one corner of the garden to set seed. The next year every corner of the garden was filled with it. Then the third year it disappeared altogether. I was never sure what to think of it.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
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May 10, 2012 1:20 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Seed? I've never seen seeds on any of mine. And that's one dependable plant! These plants here had been stuck in little 1gal pots all summer and dried out. Out of "oh, what the hell", I planted the shriveled up roots. Tada!! I have Concorde Grape, Sweet Kate (my fav), and Blueberry Sundae.
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May 10, 2012 2:43 PM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums
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You're a little ahead of me. The only things that are really blooming for me are Austrian Copper and R. hugonis, although there is a lot of color in the bud on many roses.

Magic Carrousel is a good reliable one for me, one of my "bomb proof" minis.
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May 10, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums
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Ok, I was wrong, I just went outside and I have a lot more blooming than I thought. But your minis are definitely ahead of mine.
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May 11, 2012 8:40 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Few more blooms - cloudy this morning!

Charles de Mills is almost open!
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Austrian Copper's really red this year.
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Pink Lady Banks, getting ready to open. Bought this 2 years ago as a little 1gal plant, she's now about 6-7 ft tall. Need to get a trellis or something for her!!
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Magic Carosel opened up!
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This Sheila's Perfume snuck up on me!
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And a few irises are blooming too.
This is a peach NoID with a yellow NoID. This is the first time I've ever had the yellows bloom in 4 years minimum! (I've never seen them bloom & I can't remember exactly when I put them in.. not their fault at all.. they'd gotten very squashed by a bobcat frontloader the same year I put them in & they took forever to recover!)
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Sheba's Queen is just spectacular!


And a goldfinch was waiting impatiently for me to go inside so he & his brothers & cousins to go back to feeding!
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May 16, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Charles de Mills is really starting to bloom!
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Lady Banks (pink) is gonna be quite pretty.. but a house-eater! I may have to move her.. or find her a new home!
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The first of my "blue" are starting to open. Angel Face.
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I believe this is Cardinal Hume.. right location for him... but a bit more purply than HMF states.
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Rainbow's End mini is getting ready to open!
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Another Winter Magic is just filled with buds everywhere!
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Ring of Fire was also opening, but it is SOO hard to get a shot of that rose. Sad But, one of my newer irises is blooming!

Cayenne Pepper iris
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May 16, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums
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I love that Cayenne Pepper iris. I wish I had room for that one. I'm having to thin some of my iris clumps this year.

Have you been to Iris4U in Denver? It'll be absolutely gorgeous very soon, if not already. I got most of my iris from there.
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May 16, 2012 10:42 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Tabby - No, where is that? Is that off of like Belleview & Broadway?
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May 16, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Sempervivums
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I always though of it as near South Federal and 285.
Here's their website, which has greatly improved recently:
http://www.iris4u.com/

Even when I'm not buying iris, I go to take pictures. Friends of mine go to paint watercolors. It's gorgeous.

Loads and loads of iris, including his own introductions.
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May 16, 2012 12:55 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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I wonder if Lady Banks Pink is Cecile Brunner. Is it thornless or semi-thorny?
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May 16, 2012 2:02 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Zuzu - Could be.. I bought it as Lady Banks Pink (that's what the tag said). I believe she's thornless.. unfortunately I have right next to my Charles de Mills who's got enough thorns for himself & her & 5 other roses all at the same time. LOL! nodding He's a grabby rose, that's for darned sure. I definitely need to move him... he's too blood thirsty to be where he's at. I put him right next to my porch as I wanted some climbing roses going up my overhang pillar and I saw that he's supposed to be thornless per HMF. Well, he definitely isn't thornless, that's for sure!! I could switch Lady Banks w/Charles de Mills & put CdM some place else.. where I don't have to walk by every time I want to get to the water faucet.

You know, the more I look at pix of CdM on HMF, the more I'm convinced that RU had this one mismarked. The color is right, but the flowers are definitely not flat or cupped.. more closer to a traditional "florist" rose look than not. I just have to wait to see if he's going to bloom more than one time.
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May 18, 2012 1:19 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Took more pictures last night/this morning.

Sheila's Perfume - this rose is HUGE. She's over 4' tall and about 2' around. Winters here magnificently.
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Intrigue
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Heinrich Karsch
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Vista
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Ring of Fire (almost impossible to photograph!!)
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Rosy Dawn
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Incognito (and then Incognito with Bees Knees)
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The minibed (excuse the mess to right.. I just had a new garagedoor opener installed)
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And a couple of irises...

Berry Sherbert
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Big Victory
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May 18, 2012 2:08 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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The mini bed looks so happy!
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May 20, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Irises Lilies Roses Region: Southwest Gardening
Actually, I think Ring of Fire looks pretty good in that photo, Toni.So does incognito. It's interesting how modern Charles de Mills looks as the rose just begins to open. I am reminded that I want to try Rainbow's End again. It suffered terribly from BS in NJ which surprised me. It's my first look at Vista, which appears to be almost a mini version of Paradise. Very interesting.
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May 21, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
A few more are open now:

Sonja (I have seriously thought about getting rid of this rose 'cuz it stinks horribly.. to me smells badly like pepper, but she is so reliable on blooming and survives my winters admirably)
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Golden Masterpiece
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Sheila's Perfume is sooo pretty..
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Intrigue
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Betty Boop
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Charisma
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Escapade (smells wonderful!)
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Charles de Mills.. smells wonderful, is gorgeous, thorns from hell.
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Lady Banks (? that's what I bought this as.. I think it honestly is Cecila Bruner) that also is mixed up in with Ruby Ruby, Henry Fonda, & Betty Boop) excuse the weeds!!
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Heirloom is being hit with something not good. Sad So I sprayed it with Bayer
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Austrian Copper threw out a weird bloom.


My backyard still isn't going quite just yet. Only have a couple of established roses to the point where they can bloom.

Stainless Steel
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Sterling Silver
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Somebody (I think another Stainless Steel) is reverting back to Dr. Huey. Time to get the shovel out.
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May 23, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
I can't believe how much is blooming this time of year. I'm at least 4 weeks ahead of myself. Not to mention the yard is actually *STARTING* to look like what I envisioned it 3 years ago. Well, not really, but the minibed is what I'm expecting my entire yard to look like in a few years.

Speaking of which, here's the minibed. This sits on the north side of my house on the east side of the garage and it has REALLY taken off since I got rid of the aspen that shaded it. The 4th picture is all the way up to my overhang on my porch, which is mostly shaded throughout the day.
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The "east" side of my house in the front yard (not the actually yard part, but my rocked in area.. I'm slowly getting rid of the rocks & will be mulching it this year) is also blooming like crazy. Here's where Charles de Mills, Orange Velvet, Rose Maria Viaud, Theresa Bugnet, Lady Banks/Cecila Bruner, Henry Fonda, Ruby Ruby, and Betty Boop are (plus a new Blue Girl & Sterling Silver). In front of that area is Sunny Delite / Escapade / Sunny Delite next to a Charisma, my original Blue Girl, and Medallion.
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Charles de Mills & Orange Velvet (my first RU rose to survive), and Lady Banks/Cecile Bruner (I'm just going to start calling this rose Cecile Bruner.. I may get rid of her as I don't care for pinks like this one)
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Mardi Gras. My version of Old Faithful.
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Outta the Blue was transplanted last year from the back side west side of the house to the front yard. She's leggy, so I gotta figure out what to do with that. And her blooms are weird this year. Probably because of the transplant.
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Sheila's Perfume is just going crazy!! I love these blooms!
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Picante is definitely a show-stopper this year. Tall stately blooms, but no scent. :(


That's OK, Golden Masterpiece is showing everyone how it's done.
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Tequila Sun-something-or-another is starting to open up too. Tiny little blooms but definitely bouquet worthy. The white fuzzy looking stuff everywhere is from the neighbors' cottonwood trees. I *HATE* cottonwoods!!! They make SUCH a mess!!!
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One of the roses I got from Cliff I had forgotten what it was supposed to look like, so I just HMF it. Thank goodness I bought Pandemonium!
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In the back yard, another of Cliff's roses is now blooming. Distant Drums.
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And Chris Evert is pretty happy where I put her I guess. This is the second set of blooms she's put out since I bought her 3 weeks ago on 5/5.
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I didn't have time this morning to poke around & find the tag, so right now, I'm going to call this a NoID. I think it's another Cliff rose.
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My Golden Rain tree is coming along nicely, too.
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May 23, 2012 9:21 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Your roses are really starting to fill up your yard - so bright and healthy!
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May 28, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Salvias Garden Procrastinator Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Xeriscape Region: Colorado Roses Cat Lover The WITWIT Badge
Orchid Masterpiece
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Buried in an overgrown vinca is one of my Tiger Perfumes
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A blurry Picante
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Now this is supposed to be Tequila Sunset. I don't know. For the past 3 years it bloomed different than this year. This year, it's not as defined in orange on the edge, yellow in the inside, but rather more of a blend. That plus the blooms are a wee bit bigger (about 2" rather than the tiny 1.5" blooms).
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May 28, 2012 3:15 PM CST
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Toni, does it look like this?
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