Roses Bad Timing

'Eyes For You'
The roses are starting their spring flush.  Bad timing:  we're predicted to get a significant rain storm the next few days.  Some roses will snap off from wind and water, some will turn into grey mildew goo, some will rot without ever opening.  I therefore took some photos, to remember what almost was.  Mixed feelings:  the rain is more important than the roses, and the COVID-19 situation is more important than the rain. 
'Brass Band'
'Young Lycidas'
'Twilight Zone'
'Altissimo'
'Julia Child' and 'Iceberg'
'Windermere'
'Darcy Bussell'
'The Endeavour'
'Fourth of July'
'Geranium Red'
'Charles Rennie Mackintosh'

 'Munstead Wood'
'Easy Does It'
'Golden Celebration'

The June flush will be lovely, too.  June is not that far away.  Patience!

Comments

  1. Your roses are so lovely, just looking at them gives me a lift. I am so excited, some of my new ones have buds! Can't wait!

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    1. New roses? Cool! Be sure to post some pictures. One of my new ones (Queen of Elegance) has buds, while the others are still putting on growth.

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  2. Great shots. I just added 'Darcey Bussell' and also got 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'. I'm eyeing more but know my spaced is limited. Darn it!

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    1. 'Darcey' has been a good performer here. Foliage stays very clean, good repeat. Not much fragrance is the only drawback.

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  3. Wow what a show! They are all beautiful and I suspect the fragrance is heavenly. Thanks for these wonderful posts. They really help get through staying home and waiting for Spring to arrive.

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the roses. Spring is on the way, yay!

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  4. Your roses, as always, are spectacular. I'm a little in love with 'Endeavor'. I hope the rain doesn't mar them too badly. The rain here has been very light by comparison to the deluge valley areas to the north received this morning.

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    1. 'The Endeavour' has a languorous grace to it. Light rain? There is going to be more today/tonight, perhaps you'll get more yet. We got 2.25" here and more coming down now. Happy, happy plants. They are sparkling.

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  5. Hello Hoover Boo,
    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your roses.
    Have a wonderful day and stay safe!!!

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    1. Hello, Marijke! I'm glad you liked the roses. I hope you are well and safe and that your country is handling the crisis okay. We are staying home here as instructed by California.

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  6. If I could grow roses that looked as pretty as yours I would fill up my garden with them. I really like the combination of the Easy Does It with the Salvia and Brass Band with the Spirea. They are all yummmy.

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    1. It's no talent of mine, the climate here is what makes roses happy. EDI with the orange Salvia is new combo, looks surprisingly good. 'Brass Band' is a particularly excellent rose, lucky to have it.

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  7. Thank you so much for this post on your gorgeous roses! I don’t have any roses here in Phoenix so I love seeing yours. I hope the rain doesn’t hurt the blooms too much! I can see the effort you put in to have such healthy ones!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the roses! Roses are a winter grower in Phoenix, I guess. Summer is just too hot for them. I used to hear from people who grew roses in Phoenix, they grew them under shade cloth. The sun there is even more intense than here. And, of course, the heat.

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  8. Not much rain today, so I hope some of your roses were spared. That wind event a couple days ago was something, though!

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    1. Rained most of the day here, I was out gardening in it for a while. We didn't get much wind--if it comes from north/northwest we don't get it. Roses--well, some of them are still okay. But the rain is wonderful. Hope you got some of it at least!

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  9. Lovely selection of roses. I wish I had a rose like 'Altissimo'.

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    1. I remember on the old Gardenweb, the cold-climate (New Hampshire, Maine) people used to recommend 'Quadra' as a very good cold-hardy red climber. 'Top Gun' is similar to 'Altissimo' in small-shrub form, but cold-hardiness unknown.

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  10. They all look fantastic, and an especially nice combo, with Easy Does It! I love the fragrance of Twilight Zone. It's hobbling along in my garden with as much sun as I can give it, which is probably about half of what it would prefer. I should just give up and gift it to someone with more sun, but that perfume makes me hard pressed to give it up. I can only imagine what your garden must smell like right now... mmmmmm!

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    1. My nose can't detect any scent to 'Twilight Zone', sadly. Happy it has some for you. Not a strong grower here. I have mine in part shade to protect it from too much summer heat.

      Other roses here though have wonderful scent. Waiting for 'Bishop's Castle' to get going, it is the best of the best for perfuming the whole back gully.

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