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My Roses

posted by: mirendajean on 07.15.2013 at 05:37 pm in Roses Forum

Like most of us, I often forget to enjoy my roses. I've around 40, most in pots, so I do a LOT of maintenance.

I took time today to enjoy my blooms...

I've created a space on my patio where I can block out the world, sit in my pjs, and have my coffee if I like...
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See how my garden bench is hidden...

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I rescued this little number from a clearance bin for 2 bucks a few years back. Its always covered in blooms

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Just Joey

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Crown Princess Margareta

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Summer Song

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Lady of Shalott

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Winchester Cathedral

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Old Port

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Double Delight

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Jude The Obscure

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Absolutely Fabulous (Julia Child)

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Sir Cedric Moris - grown in a huge pot. I think the 5 petals are charming

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Hot Chocolate - my camera can't capture the colour of this rose

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This was another bargain bin rescue. A standard/tree rose simply labeled "Yellow Standard". It was a sad little thing when I purchased it. I think the blooms are delightful

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Thanks for letting me share. My lovely, calm Irish partner is tired of my big American excitement over my roses.

M

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What I would LOVE for my own backyard one day
clipped on: 07.27.2013 at 12:21 am    last updated on: 07.27.2013 at 12:22 am

RE: New to roses - my seedlings (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: clarkii on 04.05.2013 at 08:53 am in Rose Propagation Forum

Hi Carol - the third and fourth pictures are a separate seedling. The first plant produced the white flower, which started green, and has a wonderful fragrance. The second plant produced the pale pink flower. I thought the pink bloom didn't have fragrance, but after being open for a few days it smells very nice.

Remy - I cut open the fresh rose hips to get the seeds. I think I started with 130 seeds and have about 30 seedlings, so my success rate with these was 25%. I placed the fresh seeds into a small bowl with hydrogen peroxide (straight from the bottle, 3%), placed plastic wrap over the top of the liquid to keep the floating seeds in the liquid, and let sit overnight. I then placed the seeds onto a wet paper towel in a plastic bag in the fridge for about 3 months. I changed the paper towel every so often when it got really moldy. After 3 months I just noticed a few seeds (about 10) starting to sprout a root. I planted all the seeds into regular potting soil (miracle grow moisture control) about 1/2 inch. All the seeds that had sprouted in the fridge came up very quickly. Many of the other seeds started coming up after being planted - I have read that sometimes a rose seed needs a cold period and then to warm up before sprouting.

I had tried sprouting some seeds I collected from my Hope for Humanity roses last year, but none of them ever sprouted. I had the seeds in the fridge for nearly 6 months without any signs of roots, so I threw them away. I'm wondering if I had pulled them out to warm up if they would have sprouted. I just collected about 10 seeds yesterday from the Hope for Humanity to try again. They've just been through the winter, so I'm going to place the seeds with a wet paper towel (after the hydrogen peroxide soak) on top of my fluorescent grow lights where it stays nice and warm (this has worked for sprouting my tomatoes and peppers). We'll see what happens!

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