a few of my first blooms

redwolfdoc_z5(5)June 29, 2014

Hello everyone!

I'm a newbie -- I went from 6 roses to over 40 this year! I spent all winter creeping this forum (occasionally chiming in) and learning all I could and now it's paying off! I just had to share some photos with y'all...

Blue Girl HT (Seil, you advised me not to give up on her - thank you!)


Bull's Eye

Coffee Bean (mini)

Distant Drums

Easy Does It

Julia Child (my gateway rose)

Koko Loco

Loving Touch (mini)

Morden Blush

Nantucket HT

Pam's Choice

South Africa

Sun Sprinkles (mini)

Tattooed Lady (mini)

Teddy Bear (mini)

Twilight Zone

Wild Blue Yonder

X Rated (mini)

Thanks for looking! Couldn't have done it without you!

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Wowzers!! You have some gorgeous roses Karen. I went rose crazy several yrs ago and your total will grow yearly!! Looks like you're doing an awesome job! We have the most beautiful hobby!! Take care, judy

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 9:32PM
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Karen - Those are gorgeous, you are doing a wonderful job.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 9:55PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

You have a really nice collection!!
My favs are
Wild Blue Yonder
Tattooed Lady
Sun Sprinkles - wow! what color
Pam's Choice - my fav!!
Blue Girl
Koko Loko

Which ones are your favorites and why?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 2:58AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

What a daring leap, from 6 to 40.
They look fantastic. Best of luck.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:47AM
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Thanks everyone! It is a beautiful hobby, isn't it, Judy? :)

Carol, when researching and ordering, I was most excited about Koko Loco, Tattooed Lady, Teddy Bear, Distant Drums... Now I'm finding that I can't pick a favourite! Some standouts for me are:

Pam's Choice - prettier than I expected even!
Sun Sprinkles - was part of a package deal, turns out to be stunning and cheery!
Koko Loco - the subtle colours in the so-called "coffee" roses make me weak in the knees!
Twilight Zone and WBY - the camera can't capture these properly
South Africa - again, the camera doesn't capture the glowing deep gold, and the blooms are HUGE
Nantucket - took a flyer on it (couldn't find a really good pic online) and the blooms are enormous and lovely
Loving Touch - gorgeous and delicate, though it's the only one showing BS so far.
Coffee Bean, Teddy Bear - brown roses, coffee roses, love!

There are several others that haven't opened up yet that I can't wait to see - Hot Cocoa, Ann Henderson, Savoy Hotel, Veteran's Honour (DH's pick), Poseidon, Marylin Monroe...

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 9:28AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I'm impressed, Karen. Wonderful selection of roses and wonderful photos! They look so beautiful and healthy--love 'em!


    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 5:45PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

All great looking roses! Makes me tempted to try Easy Does it again!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 8:44PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Thanks for your opinions on the roses!! I love that. Very helpful.
Love, love, love your roses!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 2:27AM
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Thank you so much, everyone!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 10:26PM
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