September after the heat wave

kittymoonbeamSeptember 14, 2013

A few roses celebrated the passing of the heat wave

Rouge Royale and scentimental with a group of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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kittymoonbeam

Pristine

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 2:03AM
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kittymoonbeam

A big messy bouquet of Abraham Darby but I straightened them out later and they smelled wonderful all day

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 2:05AM
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kittymoonbeam

This is casey keeping me company while I pick off old blooms that got fried in the 100+ temps

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 2:08AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely blooms, but pristine looks so pink.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 9:53AM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Love your bouquets Kitty, lovely roses. Cute helper too.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 9:59AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Lovely! My Pristine used to get that pink blush all the time too. Casey is a cutie!

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 12:56PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I adore your Abe Darby bouquet!! So, so, so stunning!! Oh Wow!

Your first bouquet is no slouch either. Took my breath away!

Thanks so much!!
Carol

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 4:14PM
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lesmc

Very pretty bouquet! I love to cut my roses and bring them in the house. I bet your home smelled SO good! lesley

    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 6:05PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Rouge Royale picture is beautiful. Do you have those roses planted alongside one another in the garden?

I think Pristine has the most elegant form. And Abe the bestest of fragrances.

And Casey looks like the bestest of cats. Sweet face.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 12:54AM
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kittymoonbeam

They would look nice next to each other in the garden. Strawberry suggested I try banana peels and some molassses to get deeper colors. I just tried a little of the molasses. Mostly banana peels. I think the fragrance is improving on Abe. Maybe it was cooler temps that gave Pristine that lovely color. I know it opens fast, but I love catching it when it has that shape. Maybe it was all the extra water I put on during the heat. Well who knows but today I got a Jude the Obscure that was strongly citrus scented. Usually its more fruity to me. Kim said to bring out fragrance, put the roses in the bath where humidity is higher. So then you all get to look at them in my bath.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 1:43AM
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prickles(Los Angeles, CA)

Kitty

Beautiful bouquets! Your Rouge Royale looks so healthy and clean, and so does Abe--even though he's been known to rust terribly for many growers in SCa.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 3:08AM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Ooooooh...one delightful photo after the next. Love them all and your kitty cat!! Thanks! :)

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 9:19AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Kitty,
I would stop with the molasses. If your soil is iron deficient all the leaves of the plants will be yellowish with green veins. You can google iron chelate for information.

I've been burying banana peels for over a year now and the colors of the roses are not any deeper/richer. Spring bloom may be more apricot and late summer more pink. Weather, weather, weather. Of mine I notice Abe, Chicago Peace and Colette are affected by temperatures.
Royal Sunset, Tiffany and Tournament of Roses not so much.
I will continue burying the peels and other organic material for soil improvement (mine is adobe). The peel part disintegrates quickly but stems take awhile.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 4:37PM
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bethnorcal9

The ABRAHAM DARBYs are beautiful. But I really love that kitty cat!! What a beauty!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 12:21AM
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kittymoonbeam

You are all so nice. I love this time of year when the cool air comes at night. Iris, the cooler weather certainly brings out the beautiful colors.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 1:13PM
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