Thursday, February 7, 2013

Now THIS is bling!

I was searching through the photos on my netbook for some pretties to post on the new Marion County Rose Society Facebook page that I’ve been working on (finally got it up yesterday – check it out!) but not many there. My old PC is big-time busted and getting new brains and guts at this time (Yay! no more spinning circles!), so I resorted to pulling photos off my old blog posts. So since I'm eager to replace the thrips that are presently at the top of the blog, here is a reprise of some really good old ones and a few from the last couple of days. It’s amazing even to me that there is such beauty in the garden in February. Got a little rain today. Hope that doesn’t mean freezing cold is on the way. Please, no.

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'Polonaise', a Buck rose
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'Mrs B. R. Cant', a Tea rose (a couple days ago)
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'Madame Lombard', a Tea rose
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'Mary Guthrie', a polyantha by Alister Clark
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'Lilian Austin' by David Austin
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'Capitaine Dyel de Graville', a Bourbon in the SDLM clan
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'White Pet', a polyantha/China
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I believe this is 'Madame Abel Chatenay', an early Hybrid Tea.
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'Mary Guthrie' again
Climbing Pinkie
'Climbing Pinkie', a polyantha a few days ago
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'Quietness', a Buck rose
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'Clotilde Soupert, Climbing', a polyantha/Tea a few days ago
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'Bow Bells', a David Austin rose - last week, I think
Hermosa
This one had me stumped. I can't remember owning a rose with this many blooms AND leaves! Then it hit me. "Hermosa', a China/Bourbon. This photo is definitely the reason I hold onto to these three plants. She's really pinker than this, too.
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'Le Vesuve', a China/Tea
Etoile de Mai
'Etoile de Mai', a polyantha - last week, I think. Life is a blur, isn't it? Especially at midnight.
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'Etoile de Mai' again.
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'Clotilde Soupert', a polyantha bush form. Different angle, different look.
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'Nur Mahal', a Hybrid Musk

Have a restful sleep, my friends. Dream of spring. It’s closer than it was yesterday. Yaaaay!

19 comments:

  1. They are all such a visual feast. But I am simply captivated by your Capitaine Dyel de Graville'.. ahhhh how I would love to smell it!!!

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    1. Shelly, your favorites are my favorites, CDDG really does have a great fragrance. Sadly, I gave him to my friend, Cyd, of Rose Petals Nursery in the hope that she can make him available in commerce. He's such a hard rose to find.

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    2. So sorry, you're loveliveandgarden not Shelly. I was looking in the wrong place. Thanks for your comment. I love receiving feedback.

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  2. You always surprise me with your gorgeous roses :) "Capitaine Dyel de Graville", " Etoile de Mai " and " Nur Majal " are my favourites today :) Happy gardening, Shelly !

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    1. You're right, Shelly, these really are surprising roses and my favorites, too. They offer such variety and beauty. Thanks and have a great gardening day!

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  3. From one polyantha buff to another: Yay!

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    1. Jim, I've never considered myself a polyantha buff since the Teas and Chinas were my first big rose love, but I do have quite a number of them that I love. I used to have more but the others didn't care for my soil and were chlorotic - specifically the Pavies and Perle d'Or. I really miss PdO. She's such a beauty. I'll have to do a 'poly post' soon.

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  4. I viewed your roses over and over again, but I could not choose a favourite, they are all real gorgeous and I am looking forward to see my own roses flowering again, but at first we still have to prune them in March and in the second part of May first flowers will appear, still a long way to go.

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    1. Janneke, thankfully we don't have to choose just one, and they can ALL be favorites. It's still so early for most rose gardeners who are still in winter, so I'll keep sharing my roses with you until your spring arrives.

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  5. So many pretty little things!

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    1. Thank you, Amber, for letting me know you enjoyed them.

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  6. Wow, all of my favorites here are these ~ 'Mary Guthrie',
    'Climbing Pinkie', 'Clotilde Soupert', 'Etoile de Mai' all polyanthas. I would love some of these in my own gardens, but I must learn to be content with what I already have and enjoy yours. Thank you for sharing.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Flowerlady, contentment is the key to all of life, isn't it? I think it makes what we have that much more delectable. Thank you for liking the ones that are so special me.

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  7. I have no favorites.I love them all!

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    1. Chris, you're too funny and very kind. Thanks so much!!

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  8. I love the climbing pinkie! Jeannine

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    1. Hey, Jeannine, you have good taste! Her spring flush is gorgeous, and I'm hoping maturity will improve her repeat which hasn't been too good for me - unlike everyone else in the world!

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  9. I love your photos here, those are great looking flowers. I've been wanting to get a better system of irrigation in Calgary so that I can get this too. What would you suggest?

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    1. Drew, a few years ago I switched to a micro-sprinkler system on 1/4" and 1/2" poly tubing that supposedly uses 1/13th the water of a lawn sprinkler. The heads are so tiny that the spray they make is really a mist. Run for 30 minutes every morning, they keep my hot, sun-drenched, sandy soil moist from day to day along with mulch & compost. I really like the system, except that the squirrels munch on it. I cover parts with hardware cloth and bury others - and sadly, replace others. I got everything at Lowe's, a big home improvement store. So happy you liked the photos. They always thrill my heart!

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