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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.August 21, 2013

Mister Lincoln:

Bumble-bee:

1st bloom on a recently planted Carefree Sunshine:

Honey-bee:

Sunrise at Heirloom:

Hummingbird:

Morning Glory:

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A_Roy(4a)

Hey,
I also planted a few Carefree Sunshine. I don't think I will keep it because the blooms dopn't last, maybe it will be better in your zone.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 11:05AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

ARoy, Carefree Sunshine should be a fast rebloomer when more mature...

In our recent weather upper 70's... 1st bloom on Carefree Sunshine lasted about 3.5 days...

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 11:32AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Lovely blooms, jim--and a good crop of garden critters also? : )

kate

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 12:09PM
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paulieinct

Great pix, Jim. Sunrise at Heirloom is calling to me.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 5:01PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Jim, Nice pictures. Love your Carefree Sunshine and the blue Morning Glory. Thanks for sharing them.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 6:46PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

We have a lot of bumble and honey bees this year... :)

We feed the hummingbirds every year. There's 5 different hummingbirds that feed. They like to fight so
I put 2 other feeders in other locations...

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:07PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

paul_zone5ct,

The Sunrise at Heirlooms are badly blackspotting here so I will probably remove them next year as I do not spray.

Just wanted to let ya know....

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:11PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I love your Mr. Lincoln picture. :)
And I love, love your bee shots. They are such miraculous little critters.
Love the hummingbird! I put up feeders for the first time, since a friend was over and saw one.
Carol

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 8:51PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Thanks Carol and everyone!

Here's the most disease resistant rose we have.....LOL

The dreaded Double Knockout rose: :-O

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 1:38PM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

RE: "The dreaded Double Knockout rose :-O" LOL, Jim, you are so funny and such a delight!! Thanks so much for sharing these charming photos with us! :-)

Deb

    Bookmark   August 25, 2013 at 5:20PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Well, dreaded or not, that's a pretty rose. :)
Carol

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 1:49AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

:-O Thanks but Shhhhhhh its dreaded...lol

Sisters in crime: Cagney and Lacy

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 5:35PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

I really miss this rose... I had to Shovel prune Easy Does It last year because of severe fungal problems...

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 5:41PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Other roses I had to shovel prune because of severe fungal problems...

Livin Easy:

Outta the blue:

Precious Platinum:

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 5:49PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oooh!! I love Precious Platinum - that's too bad you had to get rid of it. But I understand. I got rid of Blue Girl and Royal Amethyst - blackspot queens.
You just gotta do it - then you feel the relief.
Carol

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 1:58AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Precious Platinum did good for 3 years then after
that started losing all his leaves to Black-spot...

Our Mister Lincoln did great for a couple years BUT is now doing the same thing as Precious Platinum.

Sunrise at Heirlooms now dropping all leaves after doing good for a couple years..

So they gotta go too... I feel like the Grim Reaper of roses...lol

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 12:05PM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

LOL, Jim. I doubt that you're the grim reaper of roses. You know how to grow pretty roses, and you do quite well at it!! I think that you are a really fun guy. Precious in todays often troubled world. Love your kitties. Hugs to them, you, and your wife, hon!!! :-)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 2:14PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Thanks Deb! lol... Hope all is good your way!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 2:20PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

That's funny, Jim. :)
Carol

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 2:29AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

This is a very young band from Heirloom Roses.
I planted this Carefree Sunshine about mid July.
I've had a decent amount of blooms off it already.
Seems some blooms are white/yellowish when they first open...
I
I suppose next year when plant matures the blooms should be more semi-double...

This post was edited by jim1961 on Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 12:32

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 12:00PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Yeah, probably.
Looks like it could be a good hip producer - lots of anthers.
Carol

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 2:34PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Carefree Sunshine: The leaves seem sensitive to certain sprays...BUT the blooms are looking better and better as the bushes age...

The blooms do fade on this rose even in cooler temps...
But the bloom remains looking good right to the end...
Pic I took of same bloom 3 days later...

SAme bloom 6 days later:

This post was edited by jim1961 on Thu, Sep 19, 13 at 8:59

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 3:53PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

How did I miss that gorgeous Mr. Lincoln. My favorite red rose. Swoon.

Cagney and Lacy are focused on very important cat business. My kind of cats.

Too bad about the 'easy' roses. 'Livin Easy' was the healthiest of my mom's neglected roses. A gorgeous shade of tangerine here.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 1:16AM
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