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Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:08 AM

Flury of flowers
 
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Took these pictures the other day of some of the flowers that have popped up far too soon.

Peonies, Rose (heritage unknown), and purple flower but I can't remember the name :headslap:

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Alpha-bed rose garden finishing their first flush. :(

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Wind chimes, jelly container and hummingbird feeder nestled by a Blaze climber.

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shirley1011 June 12th, 2010 10:10 AM

Beautiful......but how come nobody else has weeds!

Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:15 AM

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Just a couple more....

Earlier morning shot of yard and blooms.

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Rose bush. My aunt let me dig this out of her garden last year and am happy it survived the transplant. Only problem is I have no idea what this bush is. I'm thinking it's some kind of species rose as the thorns are very fine on gray coloured canes.

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Iris, poppies and unknown rose bush. Still to bloom, yucca, tall phlox, loli-pop and stargazer lilies. :)

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Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:17 AM

[QUOTE=shirley1011;927076]Beautiful......but how come nobody else has weeds![/QUOTE]

This year, I broke down and bought 2 yards of black mulch. Hubby & I layed it down (about 4 inches thick) on May 24 weekend and haven't had to weed since! :clap:

I'm loving the extra time on the weekends now. :thumbs up

Goldfields June 12th, 2010 10:43 AM

What a [U]beautiful[/U] garden, klm! I love all the trees and shrubs I can see in those photo's, and how lush and green the lawn is, without all the lovely flowers as a bonus . Our annual rainfall here is so poor that we can't have a garden like that, not in Summer anyway. My Spring garden is okay if it rains.

Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:46 AM

couple more.....
 
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Queen Elizabeth Climber. This climber is about 40 years old! :eek:

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J = J.A. MacDonald

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Mon Cheri. This one is in the "X" spot as I have yet to find any rose starting with X. Planted Mon Cheri in Fall of 1997 and I bought it from of all places, Canadian Tire! It's one of my better roses.

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Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 12:25 PM

Last batch--I promise!
 
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W = Warm Wishes. [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"]Notice the creepers in the background. :D[/SIZE][/COLOR]

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Found a loli pop lily today! :thumbs up

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Hostas, impatients, Rose (heritage unknown) and a lawn ornament. :laughing:

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hazelrunpack June 12th, 2010 03:18 PM

[QUOTE=shirley1011;927076]Beautiful......but how come nobody else has weeds![/QUOTE]

They're all hanging out at hazel's house :frustrated: :o

Love the early morning panorama, klm! What a view to wake up to! :cloud9: All your flowers are so beautiful! Love your lawn ornaments and creepers, too! :D

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Rose bush. My aunt let me dig this out of her garden last year and am happy it survived the transplant. Only problem is I have no idea what this bush is. I'm thinking it's some kind of species rose as the thorns are very fine on gray coloured canes.
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My parents' neighbor had one like that--they're really robust and can get out of hand pretty quickly :D (Unless hazel takes some of it home...then it just dies :frustrated:) I forget what they called it...some sort of floribunda or something? Or is that just a class of rose, not a variety name? :o

Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:05 PM

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My parents' neighbor had one like that--they're really robust and can get out of hand pretty quickly :D (Unless hazel takes some of it home...then it just dies :frustrated:) I forget what they called it...some sort of floribunda or something? Or is that just a class of rose, not a variety name? :o[/QUOTE]

I'm leaning towards it being some kind of a wild rose such as a Gallica/Rugosa type. I have a rose dictionary book whereby this bush closely resembles the Rosa Californica, "Plena." shrub. :shrug:

Just by looking at the thorns and the colour of the meat on the canes, it looks older than a modern shrub. :shrug:

Oh hum.....I'm gonna keep guessing. :D

Goldfields June 12th, 2010 10:06 PM

Wow, I have climbing Queen Elizabeth but she hasn't flowered so far. That is certainly something to look forward to. Beautiful!

Goldfields June 12th, 2010 10:35 PM

Here's a good close up of Rosa Californica Plena, klm. What do you think? I can't find anywhere that mentions the growth.
[url]http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.133285[/url]

Dee-O-Gee June 12th, 2010 10:53 PM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;927226]Here's a good close up of Rosa Californica Plena, klm. What do you think? I can't find anywhere that mentions the growth.
[url]http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=21.133285[/url][/QUOTE]

My 3 inch paperback book says that Plena is a semi-double form bloom and is a much more useful, decorative shrub which produces orange-red fruit.

So far, this is the only description that I can find that closely describes the unknown as far as it being a wild rose. :shrug:

Goldfields June 13th, 2010 03:27 AM

Sorry, I see I could give you a better page for that rose. Now you'll have to go count the petals. LOL. Hope these links helps. It's a very old rose if it is this one, introduced in the UK in 1894.
[url]http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=2.5276.1[/url]

[url]http://www.rosesuk.com/rose_locator/roses/species_roses/835_r_californica_plena.php[/url]


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