Abe Darby is a Beauty

organic_kitten(8)May 13, 2011

I bought this one as a band from Heirloom. It tried to die, and I took it into the house and had it under lights and the cooler air. It gradually recovered.

I planted it in the fall, and it hasn't looked back. It has bloomed well, and is growing at a tremendous rate.

Today, I decided to take a pi of a few of its blooms:

kay

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barbarag_happy

He sure is a beauty! Thanks for posting.

My bush just went completely out of bloom & I'll miss that wonderful unique fragrance.

Watching for buds here!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 6:37PM
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zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)

Great picture of a lovely rose--

Florence

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 8:40PM
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buford(7 NE GA)

I've had mine for a few years and this is the first year it's really pushed out the blooms and they are incredible. Mine is also done for the moment, and I can't wait for the next flush.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 7:55AM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Your rose is gorgeous. This is one of my very favorite Austins but unfortunately it didn't like my hot, dry weather. It obviously likes yours just fine!

Ingrid

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 11:11AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Thanks so much for looking and commenting on my pic. ...Abe likes it so far, Ingrid, but he may not be so happy when full summer comes...it won't be dry, but it will be hot. He is growing so much and he has been blooming so nicely, I love it.

kay

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 9:17PM
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dennisb1(7a/6b)

Abe's a winner despite the BS. one of the few susceptible to disease I'll make a serious attempt to keep healthy.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 10:05AM
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sherryocala

He's definitely gorgeous, Kay. So glad your extra effort got him through his rough period.

Sherry

Here is a link that might be useful: If only sweat were irrigation...

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 8:17PM
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