Zephirine Drouhin & Reine des Violettes

sara_ann-z6bokMay 4, 2014

A picture of my Zephirine Drouhin rose, which is just beginning to bloom. I am excited about it and my other old garden roses, because I haven't had much experience with them. I planted them last year and am very pleased with their progress. I don't know what normal production for these roses is, but for the second year, I am fairly certain they are doing good. ZD has buds all over it, the bush is huge. Reine des Violettes has about half a dozen shoots on it, with about a dozen or more buds on each of them. Mme. Isaac Pereire has about the same number, it hasn't bloomed yet. I'm not bragging, I'm just pleased, because I had no idea what to expect from any of them this spring.

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sara_ann-z6bok

REINE DES VIOLETTES

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 8:59AM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

Your ZD & RdV look great!
They appear to be off to a terrific start.
I got a kick out of you saying " I'm not bragging". People are allowed to "brag" about two things ... their kids and their roses!
Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

Randy

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 10:32AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Brag away, Sara, they're beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 11:45AM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Thank you Randy and Seil. It is a shame that with my lack of expertise in photography I can't capture the true beauty of these roses. Maybe it's the way the sun is hitting Reine des Violettes, it's beauty is breathtaking. Yes, I suppose I am bragging, I'm sure I will continue.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 12:43PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Sara-Ann, for second-year roses these are wonderful and you should be bragging. I have a fairly new Reine de Violettes and love seeing your picture. Mine has only had one bloom and I can see from your picture what I have to look forward to.

Hope to see many more pictures!

Ingrid

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 3:07PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

I got all the roses you mentioned this year as bare roots and will be excited as you if they looked like that next year..

Please keep bragging :)

SCG

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 6:03PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Ingrid - Thank you so much, I hope yours does good. Thank you, SCG, I wish you the same with your roses. I really appreciate the nice comments.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 6:14PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

ZD always puts on a great spring show. And the fragrance can fill a whole yard.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 7:25PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Reine des Violettes is really purple. It is more beautiful than I ever dreamed it would be, I love it!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:29PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

ZD really started more blooming today.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:40PM
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albinnibla(z7a OKC)

ZD was the first of the OGRs we received at our house. She can really take a good cutting back after the bloom season, too!
I also have RDV to put in the ground nearby. Its a replacement for the one that was inadvertently yanked out in a weeding frenzy... Yeah, I was as mad about it as you can imagine...

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 10:24AM
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