Category Archives: Roses

Posts about my roses

And Then There Were None

I know that I haven't been keeping up.  All I can say is that the strain of flu that's going around this year is rather nasty and it's taken me quite a while to get over it.  ::sigh::  Since I … Continue reading

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One To Go

Tropicana has bloomed (a photo is below), leaving only Garden Party yet to bloom this year.  Its first bud has been mangled by some insect, so we will have to wait.  Its growth seems to be OK so I suspect … Continue reading

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Wins and Losses

The garden has been quite active.  Unfortunately, not all of the activity has been good.  Since I've been lazy, the dreaded black spot fungus has gotten hold on many of the roses.  I've started my weekly sprayings with Immunox and … Continue reading

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More Roses Than I Can Count!

I really do love Spring! The garden is alive with roses, so many on some of the plants (Louise Odier and Pat Austin for example) that there are simply too many to count.  Most of the roses have bloomed; all … Continue reading

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Finished!

At long last, I've posted this spring's photos on my web site, all 250+ of them!  All of the various pages have been updated, as found on my What's New page.  Enjoy!

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More Roses

I went out into the garden today (beautiful day here in New Jersey) and discovered that, as expected, both of the well-established Old Garden Roses, Louise Odier and Zephirine Drouhin, had bloomed, tying for second place this year.  Louise Odier … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Lazy!

It's not fun to admit but it's true.  I've been very lazy about keeping up the blog.  Over the last months, since that wonderful first-day-of-spring snowstorm, the garden has come alive.  The bulbs, what are left of them from the … Continue reading

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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries …

… why do I keep getting hit in the head by cherry pits?  That's a rhetorical question, though I did get hit in the head by a cherry pit while walking under the cherry tree in the back yard (I … Continue reading

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The Lily Patch

As it does every year as the roses start to fade from their first flush, the lily patch has erupted into colorful bloom.  The daylily Double Cutie was first and now the daylily Leebea Orange Crush (shown below) has, as … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None …

… none left to bloom, that is! As expected, Garden Party has bloomed, becoming the last of my roses to do so, even though it's been living in the shade of Louise Odier.  It's nice to have a year where … Continue reading

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