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Newly Planted roses buds drooping

posted by: Melekmi on 05.12.2013 at 04:52 pm in Roses Forum

Yesterday I planted 5 rose bushes. Three angel face roses, one belinda's dream roses, and a wild blue yonder. The wild blue yonder is doing well. However, the rest are drooping. last night's humidity and thunderstorm and today's windy cool weather yet sunny weather must hv taken a toll on the roses.
I had to pick through the belinda dream at Lowe's because other bd roses blooms were balled. That's why i only have one of her. I really appreciated a.face but i also noticed that most of them had yellow leaves so i picked the roses with no blooms yet opened and not many yellow leaves. I flipped the yellow leaves and did not note any rust.
I am new to roses and gardening so dumb it down, if need be. Let me know how to reverse the problem.
By the way, I did not water the roses because i knew that it would rain that night so i did not want them to be overwatered.

Here is a link that might be useful: Flickr rose photos


clipped on: 05.12.2013 at 05:50 pm    last updated on: 05.12.2013 at 05:50 pm

The (Almost) Mythical Everblooming Rose

posted by: ingrid_vc on 07.09.2012 at 12:45 pm in Antique Roses Forum

We've all read the claims, and sometimes succumbed to them, about roses that never stop blooming throughout the year, or throughout the growing season, depending on your location. The rubber meets the road in our own gardens where many times the reality is far less glamorous than we had hoped. In my hot garden, made even hotter by the necessary removal of a giant ficus near the house and above-average temperatures, I've had the opportunity to discover which roses meet the criterion of almost constant bloom. Sadly, most of them don't. Admittedly some of them are too immature to comment on, although the eager bloomers tend to show that trait fairly early. In a garden of approximately 85 roses I have a precious handful that seem to keep going no matter what. They are:

Souvenir de la Malmaison and to a slightly lesser extent its sports Mme. Cornelissen and Kronprinzessin Viktoria von Preussen
Sophy's Rose
Belinda's Dream
Mrs. B.R. Cant (once she matured a bit)
Westside Road Cream Tea (it seems to have stopped putting out incredibly ugly and tiny gray roses in the summer now that it's in its third year)
Miss Atwood

I'd love to hear about your (almost) everbloomers. If you could say a word or two about your gardening conditions and climate that would make your list even more valuable.



Rose bloomers eter.
clipped on: 05.09.2013 at 06:24 pm    last updated on: 05.09.2013 at 06:25 pm

Tree and plant buds ID please

posted by: Melekmi on 04.10.2013 at 08:16 am in Name That Plant Forum

I wanted to prune this tree and found it to be too late a couple of days ago since it started to bud. The other photos shows plant buds that I saw while digging up my front and side yard. Thank you.


clipped on: 04.10.2013 at 08:16 am    last updated on: 04.10.2013 at 08:16 am

Perennial suggests for large areas

posted by: Melekmi on 04.08.2013 at 09:03 am in Perennials Forum

Hopefully this forum will be of much use for my situation.
I moved in last September and all shrubs had to be removed.
I do not miss the shrubs, I can tolerate small shrubs and hydrangeas.
I am a beginner brown thumb. I like purples, blues, pinks, yellow, white and for the side of the house with the ac unit oranges. I am looking for 3 to 4 varieties as I do not want to get in over my head.
So far I have echinacea and lavender seeds. I really love lavender and the look that it brings. I like the informal but yet sophisticated look, cottage style, but a little more tamed. Kinda all over the place, I know. Recently we've overturned the soil and edged around the house. So it looks a little more cleaned.
So, what do you all recommend?


clipped on: 04.08.2013 at 09:03 am    last updated on: 04.08.2013 at 09:04 am

IDing bulbs, a tree, and other yard plants

posted by: Melekmi on 03.26.2013 at 07:25 pm in Name That Plant Forum

We moved in september and due to some work that needed to be done through the basement shrubs needed to be removed. Now that spring is here, I see bulbs and other life popping up out of the ground. Some plant life was very much alive through the winter. Also, there's a tree that I would like help in IDing.
If at all possible, can you find people help to idenitfy all that you see in the pictures that I upload. In about two weeks, my husband and I will start laying down soil and mulch and I would like to get rid of anything that is not condusive to a beautiful garden. Thank you.


clipped on: 03.26.2013 at 07:27 pm    last updated on: 03.26.2013 at 08:15 pm