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Old September 15, 2006   #16
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Default One for Althea

I'll post a pic here very soon. Mine are in bud big time.
No bug damage. Yet.

JFK was supposed to be bred as a trophy rose, but I think it falls a long way short on the perfume and petal perfection.

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Old September 15, 2006   #17
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I'll post a pic here very soon. ----------
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Old September 15, 2006   #18
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Where would we be without our resident graphic artist? Lol. Dcarch. I like your work. All good fun.

Today was a tomato transplanting nightmare enough to send anyone around the bend. So light-hearted is good as far as I'm concerned.
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Old September 15, 2006   #19
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lol ~ well I'm glad
to hear that Grub ~ lol ~
In my house, I've got
the "green-thumb" ...
Everyone else just enjoys :wink: ~

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ps.
get my seed yet ?
how far away do you live ???!!! lol ~
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Old September 15, 2006   #20
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Where would we be without our resident graphic artist? Lol. Dcarch. I like your work. All good fun.
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I have noticed that there has been very few Newbie postings in this Forum. I don't know if they have been scared off by all the highly technical topics by many experts here. So anything I can do to lighten the atmosphere here can't be too bad.

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Old September 15, 2006   #21
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Dcarch -

Some nice work ~

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Old September 15, 2006   #22
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Sherry,

Those roses are beautiful! Being in AK do you avoid 'all the problems' of growing roses here in a temperate climate? I don't grown any flowers but I do know that roses are plagued with many different problems.

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Old September 15, 2006   #23
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I have a JFK also. It is a lovely white rose with a nice fragrance. I find white roses not to be terribly photogenic though. JFK was actually one of the two first hybrid tea roses I purchased, many years ago.

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I planted 4 different kinds of bare root roses I found on clearance for $3---they all died. Do you have to plant them in the early spring? When is it best to plant them? What did I do wrong? I am thinking of trying again...

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Old September 16, 2006   #25
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Until I moved to my present location in 1999 following retirement I was buried in roses and loved every single one.

I had about 50 so called heritage roses, aka antique roses, as well as about 150 miniature roses, which I bred. You know, pretty times pretty in the morning.

It was a real challenge to layer those seeds, grow them out over the winter inside and then plant them out to see what I had.

I've got to tell you, most of them were dogs and required ASAP euthanasia.

I also bred Hemerocallis, aka daylilies, and had about 100 different cultivars of those. Got some pretty decent ones and there I was breeding for fragrance which is not that abundant with daylilies.

My maternal grandparents owned the largest nursery in the tri-city areas of Albany, Schenectady and Troy and I worked there summers and that's where I learned so much about annuals and perrenials.

I just LOVED it when someone would come in a ask for a perennial that bloomed from March thru October, this being a zone 5 area.

Two of the older greenhouses had my garndfathers' permanent collection of exotic plants and the mother plants for the geraniums and impatiens b'c at that time one had to propagate them and others by vegetative cuttings there being no seed yet available.

Although y'all know me for my interest in OP veggies my fist love is and always has been fragrant perennials and the two that I prefer are Dianthuses of any kind, I was a charter member of the Dianthus Society of America, and peonies, which I also tried to breed and gave up.

Actually the peony breeding has an amusing anecdote. I had called the G H Wild Co in MO to ask about the advisability of breeding either daylilies or peonies right after I moved back home from Denver in 1982.

The woman was the wife of the owner, who was a breeder, and she spoke with a VERY thick MO accent and I did have trouble following her speech sometimes.

But then she said, ma'am, how old are you?

I told her and she replied, "well, at that age ma'am, I'd stick with the daylilies". I've never forgotten that.
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Old September 23, 2006   #26
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Default Some Spring Colour

Some gay shots of Spring flowers around Grub's house including, last but not least, a prized Avon Rose. Enjoy!

1.Bouganvillia


2. Wisteria


3. Camelia


4. Hippiastrum


5. Succulent


6. Violas


7. Avon Rose
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Wow, those are some poofy pictures! Nice stuff though. Sometimes a man just needs a garden full of flowers.
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Old September 23, 2006   #28
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Default JFKs

Only a few days till I post some pics of the JFKs.
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Nice photos!

I'll try to take some pics of our last JFK's of the season which will be open in a few days.
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I have grown roses from seed for about 8 years, not my own crosses , just what nature gives me. No real prize winners that anyone else would want but have selected a rose from my grow outs for each of my children and grandchilden and now need to get one for new grandson Brayden! Anyone have an abundance of hips from Buck roses??

I love my roses....except in July and August when the Japanese beetles move in. Do you plant just roses in a bed or campanion plant with other plants? I have been thinking of changing my rose bed to add color from other
plants during this time in July and August when it is lacking in color. What plants work for you?? Patty
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