Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Garden bloggers bloom day….Lets Talk Roses!

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I finally remembered a bloom day on the actual day!

http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/

This is a monthly event hosted by May Dream Gardens….check out the link above for other beautiful blooms!  This happens every month on the 15th.

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I have to comment about this picture from Better Homes and Gardens.  It has a lovely rose bloom….but read the text….”better resistance to common diseases….” and this rose clearly has black spot.  Oh my…. well it is not alone….

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Here is my Tamora Rose, another David Austin Rose and it is in sad shape.  I have sprayed it all summer and it still blooms….but it is looking really bad today.

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But not all look like that…this is Countytime.  I cut it back to 12 inches in June and removed all the leaves and mulch.  Now it looks really good, I missed a cycle of blooms….but that is fine with me.

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Painted Moon, I did the same with this one…now look at the shiny green leaves.

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The bright pink blooms of Rugosa Rosa…

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And the red rose hips are a favorite of the birds…..soon you will see them fighting over them right outside my windows.

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The Fairy floribunda rose…..I have over a dozen of these.  Very soft dainty blooms and killer thorns that have my legs constantly scratched from weeding next to them.

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The landscape roses in the butterfly garden are doing good too.  I bought them for $2 a piece last fall!  They came back just fine…I love a good bargain!

I will come back and click all the links to other gardens tonight after my girls go to bed….what a treat to see so many pretty things!

Come back and visit again soon.

 

BrookeKroegerPhoto

Happy Gardening….Brooke

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