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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rose Buds and Blooms

I had intended to continue my series of Thrifty Gardening Tips but unfortunately blogger ate my post. Or most of my post. I'm not sure what happened, half of it disappeared which of course was the half that took me a couple hours to write. So instead I'm showing you a couple pictures of the rose bush I we bought my wife for Mother's Day. I'll get back to gardening on the cheap side for Friday.

The rose bush tolerated the summer heat of August and began shooting up new stems a week or so ago. The buds are coming up all over the bush and several have broken into flowering roses.


Here's a close-up of the rose. Can't you just smell it? The sweet scent of roses on the wind. Well maybe you can't, since you're on the other end of an Internet connection but we can! The new leaves begin with reddish hues and gradually turn green as they mature. Rest assured, propagating roses is on my list of things to do! I'll let you know as soon as that has been accomplished. Now back to writing about cuttings for Friday!





13 comments :

  1. A lovely photo Dave! The burgundy red leaves against the pink rose is perfection!

    Sorry you lost your post. It's very frustrating when that happens. Blogger is hiccuping again! Or it's comcast. My pages are slow to load and if I don't save every few minutes, {before automatic save}. when there is a service interruption.. I lose what I wrote!. Do you compose on blogger or word and transfer to blogger? I compose on blogger html because Safari isn't compatible with the compose option in blogger.

    Gail

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  2. I can imagine the scent for sure, a perfect color for Jenny.

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  3. Hi Dave. Seems like we all have Blogger issues--some worse than others. It ate one of my posts too.

    Beautiful rose. The color is subtle but lovely.
    Marnie

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  4. Dave,
    I am glad you will be doing instructions on Rose propagation.

    I have looked around a little on the
    subject, but have not had the courage
    to try anything I might kill.

    We had winds last night of 65 mph
    with hail from the west. Everything
    this AM is facing East.

    My 5 Knock Out roses in the main
    yard lost a few petals, other wise
    lived out the storm without too
    much damage. Thank Goodness!

    Can't say the same for my Rhubarb
    which are laid out flat.

    If I can propagte 5 more of my
    Knock Out rose bushes for my yard
    next season, that would be great!

    Mary
    Z 5b KS

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  5. How pretty that is! I can't grow roses, I have tried. They never last past the first season. Or if they do come back, they are weak and just not healthy. I haven't tried the heirloom type but the Hybird types do not grow for me.

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  6. What a gorgeous rose Dave. Can't wait to see your propogating of roses post. My grandmother use to cut a piece off, stick it in the ground and put a milk jug with the bottom cut off over it. Then she could unscrew the lid to ventilate. It worked about 50% of the time. Sorry about your post being ate by Blogger. Just another reminder of why I switched over to Wordpress. :)

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  7. Thanks Gail!

    I like the new foliage color on roses. That deep red tint is pretty neat. I was composing on Blogger, which is what I usually do, and went back to delete some unnecessary code. In doing so everything got deleted and I couldn't get it back. Very frustrating. I suppose in the technological age the dog ate my homework doesn't fly anymore!

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  8. Tina,

    She liked it. I brought her to the nursery to pick it out. I wanted to make sure she liked what we got!

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  9. R&L,

    Blogger seems to have so many issues, I wonder why they don't get fixed?

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  10. Mary,

    I went and took a cutting from our rose bush after this post and so far it is doing good. I'll post about it later in the week. It may take 4-6 weeks or so before it roots, but if it does you an bet I'll be doing quite a few more!

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  11. Dave, If you go back to the default feed on Blogger, then put that in Blotanical you will begin showing up again. I think Stuart may have posted the directions, but I also have an email if you need it. Let me know. I'll check back later.

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  12. Eve,

    I;m sorry they don't grow better for you. Do you think it might the climate? You're in Florida and the increased humidity might improve the chances of fungi attacks.

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  13. Hmmm i guess time to bring some stuff for my gf.

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