Roses "I"

bethnorcal9January 26, 2014

Time to do the "I" roses. You wouldn't think there'd be that many.... but I actually have quite a few.

IMPERATRICE FARAH - a little out of focus


INCOGNITO mini - with possible sport









INGRID BERGMAN - another one out of focus... geez


IN THE MOOD - oopsy... another out of focus...




Looks like I'm gonna have to start using a tripod. Too many out of focus ones!

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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh Beth!! There are some real beauties in this group!!!

I love, love, love your Intermezzo and your Imagine. Wow!!! Blew me away!!

Wow I also love your Imperatice F. - Such a lovely picture!! Maybe my eyesight is crappy (and well, yeah, it is) - but all of your pictures look wonderful - I don't see the out of focus.

So for the Incognito - which one is the sport - is it the cream colored one?? Looks like it's a beautiful sport whether it be the purple or the café au lait color. Have you thought of any names?? I love the lighter color along the edges.

Unfortunately, my computer's hard drive has died - so I can't upload any pictures until I get my new computer. At least I saved my pictures!

Gorgeous roses, Beth!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 3:55AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

I'm astonished by the amount of "I "rose you have.
It's impossible to choose faves.
I'm so glad there are so many letter in the alphabet.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 7:31AM
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You never disappoint Beth!!!! Once again, amazing variety of roses.Irish Cream is my favorite. It would be amazing to walk thru your gardens and see all of these roses at one time! Thanks again for sharing with us. Lesley

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 9:17AM
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Some very impressive "I" roses. There are several that I really like. I always love your dark reds, Ink Spots is no exception. Ingrid Bergman is a beautiful rose, mine never was very vigorous though. I think it and Intrigue are the only "I" roses I've ever had.

This post was edited by Sara-Ann on Sun, Jan 26, 14 at 9:56

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 9:46AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Lovely, Beth! I really like the Iced Ginger! I could have had an Irish Creme an passed it up. Silly me!

Iced Raspberry




Isolde Hit

Ivory Tower

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 11:03AM
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Some very pretty "I" roses Seil. I like your Ivory Tower, Intrigue, Iobelle and Iced Raspberry very much. They are all lovely.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 11:43AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Beth--love your Irish Hope (such delicate coloring) and Ink Spots (so dramatically dark red).

I always call Ice Cream by the alternate name Memoire, but either way, it is a nice white and fairly disease-resistant. I'm offering mine here -- not because it is better than your picture, but because it is the only "I" rose I have. Actually, I've never been able to get a really good picture of it--always have problems with slightly brown edges.

Ice Cream (Memoire) HT


    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 11:59AM
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Thanks guys! I actually have more "I" roses but either they didn't bloom last yr or the pics weren't good enough to post.

Carol, INCOGNITO is the mauve bloom, and that beigey-cream one is a possible sport. I forgot about it and didn't mark the stem. I haven't pruned yet, so maybe I better try to remember not to prune it til after it blooms now. I wanna see if it does that again!

Seil, your ICED RASPBERRY is a lot more "red" than mine. Mine always comes out a more crimson-red color. INTRIGUE is one that I simply cannot get the picture to look good no matter how perfect the bloom. They never come out right colorwise and look washed out. I have IOBELLE, but she rarely blooms.

Here are a couple more that look a little crappy, but figured I'd add 'em anyway...

IRRESISTIBLE mini - forgot to post this one

ICED RASPBERRY mini - thrippy... and see the difference in color?

IVORY TOWER - reeeeally thrippy!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 2:09PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Beth, love the Incognito sport! Wish mine would do the same!


    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 8:40PM
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view1ny NY 6-7

I usually prefer blooms packed with petals, but this single Imposter speaks to me. The petals look hand-painted & are just beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:08PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Seil's picture shows how even the color is. I keep getting a blown out (lightened) center. This bud stage lasts a week here! But when it opens it's over in 2 days.

Intrigue - Warriner'82, florib.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 1:50AM
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Incredible "I"s everyone!!! Intrigue is the only one I have. Here's a partial bush shot:

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 11:23AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Thanks everyone!

Beth, I think the difference in our IRs might be because mine is in way to much shade! Glad to see your Irresistible gets the same flat centers as mine. I bought it as a show rose but it never gives me a decent center!

As for getting the colors I use a fill flash on most all my shots even in bright sunlight. I've found it captures the colors better. But I still do have trouble with reds.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 9:44PM
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I'm surprised no one has posted Iceberg yet! Mine tends to fall victim to BS but before that there's usually one nice flush...

Some beautiful "I" roses here! I particularly like the shots of Iced Ginger, Imagine, Ivory Tower and Imposter - never seen that one before!


    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 10:28PM
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Irish Hope, one of my favorites!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 9:39PM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)


    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 11:36PM
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Iceberg and Pink Iceberg from the Huntington

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 6:49PM
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Imperatrice Farah


Ingrid Bergman

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 5:00AM
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Neptune44 - Very nice roses - Love your Ingrid Bergman and Imagine is lovely and unique.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 8:03AM
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