A few reds and pinks

kathy9norcalApril 22, 2012

This is truly the best time of year in my opinion. I love photographing first flush roses. Here are some more of my photos now that my webpage is up again.

Summer Fashion--My second rose because I wanted pink and yellow. Beginner's luck!

Lillian Austin bud. This is a fleeting rose that is so pretty when just opened. I wonder if it is just too hot here, but even in the cool weather, it doesn't last. Anyone have a different experience?

Givenchy, which I found at Regan's and fell in love with!

More French Lace, which I first saw in the Descanso's children's garden in Southern Cal.

Black Cherry A standard for me which doesn't seem to do well after the first flush. It may be getting its feet too wet?

Here is another of Priscilla Burton in her hot weather colors.

Ingrid Bergman, a very rewarding rose to grow.

Just thought I'd throw in a columbine with interesting colors.

Thanks for looking!

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Summer Fashion is a heart-stealer. I love that rose. When I first started looking for roses on the Internet, it was the one that I liked best. Thanks for showing such exquisite photos of it.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 1:39AM
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Thanks, Renee. It is truly as good in person as it is in photos. Did you get it?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 1:43AM
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lovemysheltie(5/6 Chicago)

Fab roses. That Ingrid Bergman is amazing!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 9:41AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Wonderful photos, kathy. I especially love the Black Cherry one--and Ingrid Bergman is great also.


    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 3:10PM
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Beautiful pics, I really like Black Cherry.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 4:06PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

French Lace is always beautiful and has always been one of my favorites.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 10:37PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

I never got it, because I didn't know about ordering roses online at that time.
I sure do enjoy yours, though.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 12:31AM
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Very pretty and good pictures. The first flush is my favorite for pictures, too. I grab my camera and clippers every morning and make the rounds, something always needs clipped or photographed.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 3:40AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Beautiful, Kathy! I'm so excited! My Summer Fashion hasn't bloomed in two years. I moved it last summer and I have a bud on it this spring!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 8:41PM
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