White Eden and Friends

boxofrox(z8 PNW)June 25, 2011

I spent the day painting my house on a ladder high above my pond with a view of the front fence and White Eden. His climbing mate (not exactly sure why I assign masculinity to WE but I do ;-) the blue clematis is struggling to open. Perhaps tomorrow with a bit more sun it will. During breaks I shot a few shots. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking :-)

Darlow's Enigma and White Eden

Blue clematis starting to open

Magic Carpet spiraea

Magic Carpet, Autumn Charm and Suzie Sedums


First Hot Cocoa of the year

LD Braithwaite

Betty Boop

Abraham Darby

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le_jardin_of_roses(zone 10)

Ok, Boxo! I can go with White Eden being male. He is very elegant at any rate and he looks like an old garden rose, so I love him. I, like Serena, am also wild about your Abraham Darby blooms. What a nice swirl of yellow, peach, pink and cream his blooms are. And your as handsome as any bloom they produce too, Boxo. As always, it's a pleasure to see what you are posting.


    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 10:55PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

He will be flattered when I tell him my dear.... you are so kind :-)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 12:39AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Oh, so gorgeous Boxo!!!!

I fell far behind for a couple of days :( Alas, Stalker got held up by freelance work/panic zone...I am still very much behind, and the house is a mess because of all the things I had to take care of this week!

Abraham D'Arby is shining and glowing even amidst all the rains...I can tell you're getting the same sun then rain, then rain, then rain with a few peeks of sun in between, just like Kansas has been getting. Except ours primarily occurs at late night, the good ole thunderstorms that keep one from staying asleep (roll eyes). Juliet, yes, I am totally head over heels over A.D....He is always the Showcase and the Heart-Stopper, lol!

Boxo, the blue clematis is sooo cool and intriguing! It's like an outdoor version of some glamorous orchid, very uniquely formed....And speaking of Intrigue, that is a wonderful deep violet-pink you've got going!

And hurrrrray, my 2nd favorite rose has made His Showing as well, HOT COCOA. I've been waiting for him it seems like forever, lol! And wow does he look DELICIOUS!!!!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 5:56AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Love the unusual coloring of Hot cocoa, all the blooms are beautifull.

Glad you took some breaks :>) so you could take these lovely photos.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 7:21AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Things look really good in your garden Boxofrox!
I recently planted two Spirea Double Play Big Bangs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spirea Big Bang

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 11:33AM
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seil zone 6b MI

He looks magnificent, boxo! That blue clem is a beauty too. And I love the picture of Ms. Boop!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 7:32PM
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Your roses are so beautiful and you take wonderful photos of them!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 11:35PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

White Eden is absolutely gorgeous; I really like it better than the more common one. I went weak at the knees at the pictures of Abraham Darby. Its color is sublime and the ruffly petals make it look like a giant peony. The close-up of the clematis opening is very special.


    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 11:51AM
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Your roses and clematis are spectacular, wonderful colors.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 3:00PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Jim, I have tons of spiraea, mostly Magic Carpet and Limemound. It's a great shrub for contrasting foliage.

Seil, That blue clem is a trip, it unveils a layer every day or so and when it's fully open it's almost like a quad. Here it is today.....

kathy and krista.....thanks, I just water, point, and click :-)

Ingrid, I think what I like about WE is he's somewhat complicated ;-) I find Abraham Darby absolutely spellbinding so I get your weak kneed-ness. My camera can NEVER remain silent when I walk through the Memory Garden and he is awake.............from today.......

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 4:13PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Yummm, yummmm, Peaches and Cream, Hurrrrayyyy! I feel like I'm dining on the fanciest French Dessert with A.D.....So many layers of ultimate Delectable-ness...!!!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 10:47PM
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phatboyrose(N/W FL. - 8)

You grow some of the most exquisitive roses and clematis that I've seen anywhere. I love your Hot Cocoa and I'm envious of the beautiful clematis that you grow. I would never miss one of your post, because I know I'm in for a real treat.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 12:18PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh come on Boxo!!!

I've never seen such beautiful shots of Abraham Darby.

I also love your Hot Cocoa and L.D. Braithwaite.

I'm swooning from the beauty.



    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 2:32PM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

This puppy here is my next rising star......Ginger Syllabub. It's a 2nd year climber and is absolutely loaded with buds that won't open till the sunshine returns. I'm most likely going to miss the huge flush next week :-(

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 7:11PM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Your photos of Abraham Darby are to die for. I had no idea- that's why people love this rose so much! What a beauty. Ginger Syllabub is another gorgeous rose.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 12:33AM
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