Bloom Day November 2016

Above:  'Rouge Royale'
All summer, the roses were devastated by Chili Thrips.  I wondered if I'd ever see a rose again.  They've managed to recover somewhat, so I celebrate them this bloom day.  
'Geranium Red':
 I love Agaves, but try sniffing one.  Fragrance is an integral part of the garden.  Lavender, myrtle, basil, Salvia clevelandii--all wonderful scents, but roses--roses rule.  
'Old Port':
'Firefighter', in memory of those firefighters who died on 9/11:
'Jubilee Celebration':
'William Shakespeare 2000':
'Bolero':
'Comtesse de Provence':
'Altissimo':
'Brass Band':
'Matilda':
'Yves Piaget':
'Snowbird':
'The Ambridge Rose':
'Snowbird':
Happy Bloom Day!  More at May Dreams Gardens

Comments

  1. Love your rose blooms - you make them look so good I almost want to grow them, too ;-) What is that little fircracker-like bloomer around 'Bolero'?

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    1. Only "almost"? There's a rose for every climate.

      That is Gomphrena 'Fireworks', aptly named. :)

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  2. What a great photo you got of 'Altissimo". I'm partial to the single roses but your many-petaled specimens are mighty tempting. And, YES, the fragrance, if nothing else.

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  3. I know you've cut way down on roses the last few years, but it still amazes me how many you have -- and how wonderful they always look! (at least one bloom from each plant I guess... :)

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    1. Oh, you should have seen what the Chili Thrips did. The horror! The horror!

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  4. They're all absolutely lovely, Hoover Boo! I'm glad you were able to rein in the chili thrips. My own roses, which are relatively few in number, are looking awful on a protracted low-water diet but that didn't stop me from buying an Austin rose, which I hope I pamper in an extra-large pot. I'm hoping we get the rain forecast for Sunday/Monday!

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    1. The colder nights apparently reined in the CTs (or I hope they are reined in). Nothing I did. Austin rose, ooooh! Which one did you get?

      Rain forecast? I'll believe it when I see it. Sigh.

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  5. I believe you are the only other person I know who owns 'Bolero'. I do so love it ! Happy Bloom Day.

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    1. It's an outstanding rose, yes? The fragrance is wonderful, the rebloom is generous and rapid, growth habit compact...one of my best, at least before the chili thrips arrived.

      Happy Bloom Day!

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  6. 'Comtesse de Provence' is particularly lovely. Ah roses! Mine are presently being mown down by the frost.

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    1. Frost has some virtues--kills off certain insect pests!

      'Comtesse' has an out-of-the-ordinary, fruity fragrance--most unexpected.

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