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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:06 PM
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Some of my roses..

I am a little concerned that everything is blooming so early but,here are a few of my roses,I have a ton
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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:09 PM
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One more rose more,plus my Stella lily..and my HUGE Hosta..
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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Oh, those are GORGEOUS roses!!!!!! WOW! And yep, that is one monster hosta alright! Very pretty!!!!!
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Old June 16th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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Your roses are stunning, chico! I could never grow roses--not even the little ones on the bushes that supposedly take no work and need no attention

You must have a special rapport with the prickly beasts!
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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:24 PM
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Beautiful Chico2. I love roses. My favorite flower.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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It's kind of old-fashioned to grow roses but not difficult...the pink one is about 30yrs old,we brought it with us when we moved here..
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:31 PM
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It's kind of old-fashioned to grow roses but not difficult...the pink one is about 30yrs old,we brought it with us when we moved here..
NOT DIFFICULT!!!! You must be a rose genius, Chico! Cuz the only other explanation for hazel's failure with them is that she is a rose ignoramus! oh, wait...she is sort of a general, all-purpose gardening ignoramus, isn't she? never mind...

They're still beautiful roses, Chico. You should be proud!
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Chico I love your garden. I have a few rose bushes in my yard too. I don't care how "old" they are, they are so beautiful. I love roses. I love the way they smell and love the way they look.
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Old June 17th, 2007, 04:07 PM
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I too have noticed how everything is growin tall,just look at ths plant,I have no idea what it is,but hubby is 5'9 and that's how tall the plant is
Hubby did not want me to post the pic,it is not a good pic,he really is good-looking
The other pic is of the flower...what's it called???
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Old June 17th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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I think the plant is a maltese cross. It's beautiful.....tell your hubby he's beautiful too

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I've never heard of a maltese cross plant. It shore is purdy, though!
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Old June 17th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Beautiful roses, Chico - I love the yellow rose! I don't have yellow roses and they are my favourites! Only two of my roses are scented - the Peace Rose which was just moved so probably won't bloom this year and a light pink rose - I have no idea what it is - it came with the house... Yours are truly beautiful!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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Thank's,Maltese Cross,eh,I have to look it up..
As for my roses,I have all colours,don't know the name of any of them,they are all just roses to me
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Omg, I almost missed this thread
Chico I llove roses! I don't care how "old" they are either, I love the way they look and I love their smell
Tulips are my absolute fave, but many roses are very close behind
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Old June 18th, 2007, 07:01 AM
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HO,I have one deep,darkred rose growing right under a window and it has a very strong smell,makes the room smell really nice with the window open,love it
The secret,I think,of growing healthy roses is to deadhead them and trim out any gangly shoots.
My only problem is blackspots late in the summer,still trying to find a cure for it.
I do all the right things,water in the morning,water only the roots,but it's hard with the humidity we get in the summer,just perfect for blackspots
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One of my roses. This one should have a beautiful fragrance to go with it's good looks, but nary a smell to be found
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Old July 5th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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I have ONE older red rose that smell really strong,it's under my hallway window and I can smell it in the house.
The others are just pretty to look at,not much smell.
Yours is really pretty
I just bought a white rose,called the John F Kennedy rose,it smell pretty nice too.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 03:52 PM
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I love the JFK roses. Have seen them before. I also have seen a picture of a garden that had only white flowers in it. Don't remember where it was but just beautiful!
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Old July 5th, 2007, 04:00 PM
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I loved JFK and still remember my mom and I crying the day he was killed and we were in Sweden.
I too love the rose named after him,so far only 2 blooms,but it has lots of buds.
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I can do rose pics (safely behind the dog fence ) .
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WOW all of your flowers are gorgeous!

Here in my small apt I have a couple of small planters w/mini Daffodils & mini African Violets - last year after blooming my AV's disappeared (i think they got eaten by the Daffs ) then my daffodils started sprouting leaves in december & had them through til june then they all died & I never got any flowers :sad:

I saw the other pics of your yard Chico2 it is stunning!!
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Old July 13th, 2007, 06:07 AM
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Thank's Growler!!It's always a work in progress
Teri,very nice,unusual colour,never seen those colours before..
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 04:20 PM
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My new JF Kennedy rose just showed me it's first bloom,lots of buds though,so more to come,love it...
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:33 PM
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Nice JFK rose. If I remember correctly they have a good scent too. I haven't had hybrid teas for a long time now. Always loved white roses.

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Well, I'm a little late coming here but ALL your roses are gorgeous. I am sooo jaloose. <---- sick with envy smiley
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Some of my greenish backyard....Chico is there too,somewhere
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Old July 24th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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OMG Chico your gardens are BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love the roses!!
I have some Maltese cross as well, and mine grew so high this year.
(do I cut them back when they have finished blooming?)

Terim, I have one of those roses, it's called "Oh Canada" My Hubby got it for me from Home Deopt on Canada day last year.

I'm sick with envy too. Although I love gardens and flowers, I just can't keep up with those pesky weeds
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Old July 24th, 2007, 03:47 PM
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Happycats,just dead-head the Maltese Cross(cut off the dead flowers)and it will continue blooming all summer..
I usually sit on the deck having my morningcoffee,but that little spot down there is great for watching the birds at the feeders.
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Oh your roses are beautiful. They are my favourite flower!

Your gardens remind me of an oasis! It must be so relaxing to sit in your backyard with your morning coffee.
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