This is why I grow them!

davemidohio(5 OH)June 6, 2011

Couple of first flush blooms.

We got hit with a heat wave that turned normally pink blush Gemini almost crimson:

This Moonstone is growing great and I almost dug it up!

And because you can't get too much of a good thing, my work desk:

Looks like it is going to be a good summer!


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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Both are lovely.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 6:31AM
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flaurabunda(6a, Central IL)

Great pictures, Dave! Don't you just love the way you get your money's worth from Gemini? She can look like about 5 different roses throughout a midwestern summer.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 8:55AM
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Wow, I've never seen mine look like that. I think it's in too shady of a spot maybe.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 11:49AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Beautiful roses!!! I especially like Moonstone. Gemini sure seems like an interresting rose. It's beautiful how the red defines the petals.

Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 2:27PM
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davemidohio(5 OH)

Flaura, you are absolutely right about Gemini having different looks - instead of Gemini (The Twins), should have been named Qunituplets!

I added some picts from last year (June 8) that show a more mellow version.

Beth, both of these are in about 8 hours direct sun. I also use alfalfa and AlgoFlash. I highly recommend both!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 6:22PM
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davemidohio(5 OH)

This message is to correct the spelling of Quintuplets in that last post and to add information that the two new photos are of Gemini!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 6:27PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

My Gemini looks just like your top photo. What a shock it was since I'd only seen the more pastel photos.

(hummingbird pictures are superb)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:07PM
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