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This has been a terrible gardening spring, cold, damp, wet...however, the roses have thrived. In fact, it's pouring again.!

Good thing I took a few pictures yesterday.

Belinda's Dream, in bud stage.

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Posts: 3177 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Belindas dream fully opened

 
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American Beauty

 
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Cinnamon Twist

 
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another gardener and I , one from zone 7, in Oklahoma, were noticing that our roses are going crazy this year... very exuberant... more blooms than usual... like they're showing off for some reason... moreso than usual.... I have never seen my Tiffany with so many blooms and the Gertrude Jeckyll and American Beauty and Christopher Marlowe and the mini Pinkie are just covered....even the white roses are going boomers....and that's really rare!!!....I'm impressed and I know it's nothing that I did special!!!.... hubby's Double KNockouts are flourishing despite the sickness I've been fighting for them....really weird out there... but I'm lovin' it!!....

looks like yours is gonna do just dandy, too!!...what you've shown us sure is lookin' fine!! that Belinda would have my heart!!!


"Gardening Keeps Me Growing!"

 
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They are all gorgeous but I especially like Cinnamon Twist. TFS


Lucky

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Thank you Joy...we nearly lost Cinnamon Twist last year for some reason. I was glad to see new growth and blooms this year.

Toots, agree, haven't seen this profusion of blooms in awhile...didn't take pictures of the knockouts, but they are simply loaded and the yellow is esp. pretty. Perhaps roses prefer the cool and damp to the hot and humid!

ve
 
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So pretty. Mine are just starting to bud up a bit. Won't see them till June...
 
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Thanks y'all.

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Toots, been on the road and the roses everywhere have been just marvelous. Better than I remember seeing before.

VE, love those roses.


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They are all beautiful! I thot you were the iris expert & now I see these most beautiful roses!

I only do Knock Outs. Aren't roses high maintenance?
 
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Those roses are just gorgeous VE. What is your maintenance with them in spring to get them to look like that? You probably have good soil, too. Smile
 
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Nance, no maintenance other than pruning dead stuff, a handful of Epsom salt early in the spring when they start leafing out, worked into the soil at the base, and a toss of regular garden fertilizer broadcast over the entire bed.

The soil in the raised beds is good...amended with composted horse manure and I use ground up leaf mulch, which rots and goes back into the soil. This hillside is orange clay based, it's sticky when wet and cracks when dry...so everything has to be amended.

ve
 
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Very nice VE! I love the second one. Looks like a peony.
 
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All very pretty and healthy!!!


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That Belinda's Dream is a beauty! Is it fragrant too?


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Posts: 14121 | Location: San Diego zone 10a | Registered: May 20, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My Rosebush is doing very well so far this year im quite pleased.... I Love that Rose > Belindas Dream Looks soooo pretty (zone 5) south jersey
 
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