Gemini

iris_gal(z9 CA)September 20, 2010

Gemini is always strong orange & creamy white in my garden but photographed as a lovely shade of rose (late afternoon). I added some green to help color accuracy. Maybe if I got up at sunrise to shoot ....................................... no. If it weren't so elegant - like a perfect sculptue - I'd shovel prune. Once again learned not to buy based on photo color.

Gemini

same bloom - different angle

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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Gads...if GEMINI isn't the world's most beautiful rose (to Me)--it sure is close to it. Iris Gal, your photos of it are outstanding!!! Thanks!! :)

Debbie

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 5:47PM
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rootygirl(6b/7)

just beautiful--I feel like I can reach out and touch it!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 8:56PM
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C Schaffner

Very pretty. In my yard it's not so dark. More of a medium pink.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 9:33PM
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kathy9norcal

Gemini is one fantastic rose! Your colors are amazing. I don't think mine have been that bright, but maybe now that it is cooler . . . .
Mine is a standard--big mistake. It is much too huge a bush to be on a long trunk. I need a regular ladder and can't even photograph them after first flush. The tree is always in full bloom, too.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 10:20PM
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Zyperiris(Seattle)

Gemini is a coral color in my garden

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 11:04PM
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C Schaffner

Mine's a little darker than usual this week.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 12:09AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

It's one of my favorite cutting roses. Looks spectacular with a spray of Dr. Huey. Your photo is convincing me that I must get one for my own garden...
Renee

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 1:21AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thank you all. I cut one for the first time and 2 days later it had changed from orange to rose. Which would be good with Dr Huey. Which is who was stealing nutrients from Abraham D. I loved the arching sprays so much I allowed to grow. That sucker!!!

We've had chilly summers the past two years. If we get our old ones back maybe the color will be pinker? So Calif & Sacramento are giving the colors I love. Like Pelican's beautiful pic. Maybe a superzoom would catch a picture of yours Kathy (from your 2nd story/roof?).

    Bookmark   September 21, 2010 at 11:35PM
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aswhad(belgium-europe)

WOOOW!!!
did i say WOW ?
Yes i did.
Thank you, thats a very nice lookin' rose.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2010 at 3:02PM
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Carrie_AZ(9/10 AZ)

Very pretty, this one is my favorite rose. Yours is a little darker then mine here in the hot az sun.
thanks for sharing.
Carrie

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 2:06AM
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