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Tomstrees September 13, 2006 01:06 PM

Grow Roses ?
I'm no "rose-pro"
but I do have a couple of bushes in
my flower beds.
I just wanted to share with
you guys a rose called "new day".


I saw it on Monday, and just had to snap a
pic for you guys.
Does anyone else grow roses ?
Any tricks to the trade / photo's ?

~ Tom

Sherry_AK September 14, 2006 01:31 AM

I love, love, love my roses. And I love yours too! Is it fragrant?

These tender roses are wintered over indoors here. I have a room which can be darkened and kept barely above freezing during winter. I also have a number of hardy roses, but these are the ones I love.

[size=2]Click to enlarge[/size]

Chicago Peace

Golden Bouquet

Sonya (I think!)

Double Delight

Betty Boop

French Perfume

Betty Boop

Chicago Peace

Angel Face

Purple Tiger

Betty Boop

Grub September 14, 2006 01:45 AM

Metro Mater

I know you were recently engaged, but are you bi?

Roses...hmmm. I hope your fiancee knows what you're up to?

I would have expected a post about how to sharpen an axe or the best way to trap beaver.

I hope your mates pull you into line on your buck's night. :arrow:

bizzarbazzar September 14, 2006 02:00 AM

Grub....Have you been sleeping? Or are you lacking sleep? You know I am joking but tonights posts sure are a bit off the wall> OK WAY off the wall. I think they made it to the USA> :twisted:

bizzarbazzar September 14, 2006 02:02 AM

By the way Tom, I love "new day"
I have just started and have Belle Portavine, Mortons Snowberry and something called Mint Julep from a Vendor i am embarassed to mention.

Grub September 14, 2006 02:40 AM

Thorny Question
[quote]I think they made it to the USA> [/quote]

You're kidding! Wish I knew of the shortcut to fame ages ago. Any chance of an Oprah interview?

Psssst: I grow roses, but wouldn't admit it here. Love the smell of lime sulphur in the morning.

Just mucking around Young Tom, old buddy. Nice rose. Cut it and put in a bedside vase. You'll be popular and the bedroom will smell nice.

Althea September 14, 2006 08:04 AM

That is a beautiful rose Tom. Yellow is my favorite color for roses.

Gorgeous pictures Sherry! Can you post a list of the names of your roses?

We have been growing roses for 20 years. The best tip I know is to plant them in full sun and give them plenty of water. I'll see if I can get some recent pictures, esp. of our new favorite, a Jackson Perkins floribunda named Tuscan Sun.

Tomstrees September 14, 2006 10:29 AM

I have a whole bunch of flowers
around the yard, including some
antique Mums that are from the
early 1900's from my grandparents ...

Yes they smell great, and no I don't have
a problem admitting I grow em !
My greek grandparents have
a huge rock garden thats filled
with specialty flowers !
Its blooms different colors at different times ~

Thats actually where I got mi green thumb from ...
"Working" at their place on the weekends, while my
parents were in AC ...

lol Grub !
Straight as an arrow my friend !
Just admire the beauty of more than
just cool looking tomatoes ~ lol ~
Here's one for you:

get some rest ~
you been cranky !!! lol ~


dcarch September 14, 2006 10:56 AM

[size=7]Tomatrose [/size]

dcarch :P

Tomstrees September 14, 2006 12:49 PM

Dcarch -

Nice work !

~ Tom

Sherry_AK September 14, 2006 12:55 PM

Thanks, Althea! (I went back and did an edit to add names to original post.)


landarc September 14, 2006 01:50 PM

My family were commercial flower growers from the early 1910's in California. Everything from carnations to roses. I grew up around flowers and seeing all of the different types and colors, the scent of the flower cooler and flower market in the mornings, walking the greenhouses with my dad, all good memories. We grew mostly, as I remember it, JP roses, like Forever Yours, Tropicana, Peace, and a yellow one I don't remember.

Professionally, i also have had the opportunity to design several formal rose gardens, what a blast they are. So many types and forms. Strangely I don;t grow any in my yard. My sister has several antique varieties and a native Rewood Rose from the PNW.

Grub September 14, 2006 08:16 PM

I am Bad
Okay, I'm out of the closet.

I grow JFKs in memory of the man, they're big white toilet rolls of roses with a delicate perfume, but the (ding-dong) Avons (calling) - I trust you know the ad - are deep ruby reds that, with one single bloom, can scent an entire house. Olde worlde scent.

There, I said it. :wink:

Mantis September 14, 2006 08:33 PM

Bloody woody weeds. A waste of good soil.
Mantis * ducks*

Althea September 15, 2006 06:23 AM

Thanks Sherry.

Grub, we have 2 JFK's, not because of any deep fondness for the man, but because they are a really nice white rose.

A friend gave us some fresh wild rose hips yesterday. I promptly made a cup of hose hip tea. It was delicious. I had planned to add a wild rose (Dog rose) or a Rugosa to our collection just for the hips. I'll definitely do that next spring.

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