Not much blooming now

sara_ann-z6bokJuly 12, 2014

I just have a few roses blooming now. It's been very hot, even though we did have over an inch of rain on Thursday, which helped. I have a few Love Song, one lonely The McCartney Rose, a few Let Freedom Ring and two or three Big Momma blooms. I enjoyed the second flush, I had lots of colorful blooms and the weather did cooperate a little. I always look forward to each cycle, there are usually a few surprises.

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The McCartney Rose

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:12PM
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Let Freedom Ring, I liked it better last year. Maybe it will get better.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:15PM
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Big Momma- It's a good rose and fragrant too!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:18PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Nice blooms Sara Ann! How many flushes do you get to enjoy in your climate? Our second flush will start here soon...

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:49PM
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Thank you Jim. Probably about 5 flushes. Last year was a little different, I had quite a few blooming all the time, I guess because I had planted so many roses, but not all at the same time. This year the flushes are more uniform, with a few blooms here and there in between. I would say they bloom about every 5 to 6 weeks, hopefully until about mid November. I'll try to let you know at the end of the season, if it turns out differently, the crazy weather can play a role too.

This post was edited by Sara-Ann on Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 6:48

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 11:16PM
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Beautiful blooms Sara Ann!! I love my diff flushes too. This flush is my least favorite because of the Japanese beetles. Hopefully they will be gone in a couple of weeks. They weren't to bad last yr since I had cut most of my roses back and they didn't have much to munch on. This year though they're even attacking weeds. Lol. Ready for them to go go go!! Judy

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 12:13AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

That bloom of Let Freedom Ring is not to be sneezed at. I think this 2nd flush on Apricot Nectar is better than its first! Wish I could find my camera :-(

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 3:25AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I love your Big Momma - it has the same color as my Big Purple - they both have Big in their names. Wonder if there's a shared lineage??
Lovely roses!!!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 2:17AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Beautiful blooms, Sara, especially for the high heat.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 7:24PM
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