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Garden Party

Garden Party was purchased in mid-May 2004 to replace White Lightning which was one of the victims of the horrendous winter of 2003-2004.  I got it in a pot and already in bloom.  It has a sweet fragrance and a lovely white bloom, with a pinkish cast.  It's descended from Peace and I can only hope that it is as healthy as that one is.

2004 Garden Party

2004 Garden Party

2004 Garden Party

2004 Garden Party

2004 Garden Party

The horrendous winter of 2004-2005 did a number on Garden Party and it took most of the year to recover.  Rather than allow it to bloom, I pinched off the few buds it formed to allow it to devote all its energy to new growth.  Hopefully, it will once again be healthy and bloom in 2006.

It's 15 June 2006 and Garden Party has produced its first bloom in two years.

2006 Garden Party

2006 Garden Party

2006 Garden Party

A month later, mid-July, and Garden Party is opening more blooms.

2006 Garden Party

2006 Garden Party

2006 Garden Party

The fourth week of May 2007 brings the bloom of Garden Party.  Here's the first bud as it opens ...

2007 garden party

... and then just one day later.

2007 garden party

One day later still,and already past her prime.

2007 garden party

Early June brings another blossom.

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

Mid-July has Garden Party once more in bloom.

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

2007 garden party

Late August and once again in bloom.

2007 garden party

Mid-June 2008 brings the bloom of Garden Party, the last of my roses to bloom this year.

2008 garden party

2008 garden party

2008 garden party

July gives us a few more blooms.  These are the ones the escaped the damned Japanese beetles!

2008 garden party

2008 garden party

The fourth of July weekend, 2009, brings the bloom of Garden Party, the last of my roses to bloom this year.  Unfortunately, it also brings the damned japanese beetles!

At the end of July, Garden Party has opened a beautiful blossom.

In early June 2010, Garden Party got browsed by the local vermin (deer) which ate off all the buds.  It's now late June/Early July, and Garden Party has recovered well as if to flip off the deer and has now bloomed.

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

Of course, the Japanese beetles are after it too!  ::sigh::

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

It's 6 July and it was 104 degrees outside when I took the next two photos.  I MUST be nuts!

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

2010 garden party

It's the middle of June 2011 and Garden Party becomes one of the very last roses to bloom.

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

Garden Party, usually an underperformer, is doing quite nicely this year!

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party

2011 garden party



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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