Old Town Novato and some others in bloom now

fogrose(zone 10/sunset 17)August 12, 2012

I purchased Old Town Novato at last April's Sacramento Cemetery sale. It's still in a pot waiting to get a bit bigger. I just don't have the resolve to pinch the blooms because when one opens I just want to put my nose in it and keep it there. Am so happy it's blooming for me and it seems to be growing well.

Am also posting some other roses currently in bloom in the pot ghetto. All of them are waiting to increase in size a bit before going in the ground. Some surprises as to what's still in bloom.

Belle Amour's last buds have recently opened. What a great rose for part shade and I love the scent.

I purchased two Mrs Keays Faded Pink Monthlies at Sacramento and they're growing VERY fast. Would appreciate hearing from anyone in California as to what size this rose can get to be as I'm reading about a range from 4-6ft and hope to pinpoint a size.

Madame Boll/Compte de Chambord also is doing well in part shade.

Salet's flowers sometimes ball but when they open they're beautiful and the buds are spectacular.

The biggest surprise is that all three plants I have of Alba Maxima are either blooming for the first time or reblooming now!

But Figi is the ruling queen in my garden.

Diane

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organic_tosca(9/Sunset 14)

If those ears were bigger, I would swear that Figi is a reincarnation of my Bogie.

ADORABLE picture!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 12:02AM
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organic_tosca(9/Sunset 14)

Forgot to say: Your Old Town Novato bloom is gorgeous. The others are beautiful too.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 12:05AM
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fogrose(zone 10/sunset 17)

Thanks organic tosca, glad you like the photos.

Diane

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 12:26PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

Diane, Old Town Novato took my breath away; what a sumptuous rose. I can just imagine the fragrance. Figi at the end was a delightful surprise. Since I lost my beloved cat last August my arms just long to hold one. Figi would be a perfect candidate. Roses are wonderful but they can't purr.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 12:54PM
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jerijen(Zone 10)

But a cat, in a garden, is perfect.

Thanks, too, Diane, for the images of roses I can't grow well here. That's a treat.
OTN, of course, can't be beat ... :-)

Jeri

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 6:31PM
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Alana8aSC

They are all very beautiful, favorite was Old Town Novato :)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 8:00PM
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fogrose(zone 10/sunset 17)

Glad you're all liking the photos and Figi is purring that you like her too. So sorry about your cat, Ingrid.

Old Town Novato is indeed a heart stealer. I really hope it makes it's way into more widespread commercial offering.

Jeri, I'm assuming it's the Albas that you can't grow. I have a theory about why Albas and Gallicas are growing in my garden that I'll post later as another topic.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 8:45PM
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Campanula UK Z8

But a cat, in a garden, is perfect.

And even better, in someone else's.

Suzy - who has lost her best propagator to a permanently lolling and anti-social CAT

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 6:18AM
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