Six Years Of A Rose's Life

'Julia Child', May 2006.  Planted January 2006.
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May 2007.  The purple flower is Limonium perezii.
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April 2008
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April 2009
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April 2010
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April 2011
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April 2012
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Quite a remarkably consistent rose! 
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  1. What a beautiful display! What do you feed your roses?

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  2. Wow, 'Julia Child' is a remarkably pretty rose in your garden and so floriferous! I love the combination with the Limonium perezii together. Consistency is a good thing in general, but especially when it comes to roses :-)! Thanks for this lovely post.
    Christina

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  3. Looks like maybe dorycnium in the last photo. Much prefer it to the statice. Whatever it is, that's a stunning foil to that amazingly consistent rose. Must be those magical incantations you chant when pruning ;)

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  4. nice review. a superb rose indeed.

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  5. @Sheila, thanks. I give them whatever fertilizer I have, bulb fertilizer, citrus, and some years nothing at all. Alfalfa meal seems the most effective.

    @Christina, thanks!

    @Denise, Maireana sedifolia, which the puppies are ripping apart since it hangs over the wall. The "magical incantations" uttered while pruning generally consist of 4 letter words.. ;)

    @Greggo, thanks! JC really is a good rose.

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  6. It has been 2 years since I planted my Julia Child, and it is still pretty small. I am going to try the Alfalfa meal and see if works for me.

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  7. I bought one 3 years ago, expecting what you have shared with us. 2 years, 4 flowers, adios Julietta. She met the shovel this winter. I believe I had a lemon..is there a lemon law for roses?

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  8. @Brindavan, Alfalfa is slow to work, but it's really effective when it does. Good luck with your JC.

    @ks, must have been a lemon (with apologies to 'Meyer' lemons world wide)--I have 3 other JCs and two are excellent. The under performer was a 99 cent clearance plant from Home Cheapo...

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  9. Lovely images dear Hoover, it certainly is a beautiful rose.

    xoxoxo ♡

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  10. Beautiful photo's. I have several Julia Child roses in my garden and love them! Yours look so healthy.

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