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Posts about my roses

Still More Roses

Overnight, Double Delight, Fisherman's Friend, and Fragrant Lace have opened up their first blossoms and Zephirine Drouhin has started her spring flush. The white rhododendron has also gone from bud to bloom and the mock orange has bloomed.  Even better, … Continue reading

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More Roses!

Over the last few days, a number of other roses have bloomed: Heritage, Pat Austin, Red Ribbons, Winchester Cathedral, and Zephirine Drouhin.  More still are just about to bloom.  We're finishing up one solid week of rain, about five inches … Continue reading

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The Second Rose

Pretty much as expected, Louise Odier opened up her first bud to become the second rose to bloom this year.  She now has quite a few in the process of opening and the fragrance is already starting to scent that … Continue reading

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The First Rose of 2011

Being the first to form a bud doesn't necessarily translate into being the first to open a blossom.  And so it is this year.  Louise Odier was the first with a bud.  I was out spraying the roses (I noticed … Continue reading

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A New Rose

I wasn't at all happy with the performance of Smooth Satin last year and this year its spring growth has been underwhelming, so I went looking for a new rose to replace it.  After shopping around, I found a beauty, … Continue reading

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2011 – Spring, and the First Rose Bud

I've been horribly remiss in keeping up this journal and in maintaining my garden web site.  All I can say is that my health hasn't been all that great (as an example, it seems that I now have a bone … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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An Update

Since my last post, much has happened.  I've posted well over one hundred and fifty new photos, mostly roses, to the web site.  Most of the roses have now bloomed with only six left to go.  While the What's New … Continue reading

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Oh Good Lord!

I had the surgery on my knee today.  Now that the anesthetic in the knee has worn off, I don't know but that I was better off with the torn meniscus!  Getting old SUX!  🙁  I'll be off the air … Continue reading

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I Love Spring!

This has to be my favorite time of the year.  Even the pain of a torn-up knee (surgery is Tuesday) can't keep me from getting out in the garden.  Every day it seems that there's something new happening!  On the … Continue reading

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