My Mid-October Lovelies

Arcus_85(5b)October 13, 2013

Hey everyone! The roses are starting to slow down for the season so I thought I'd do a little post for you all. If I keep getting blooms, I'll keep posting!

Our queen, Veteran's Honor
Veteran's Honor before cleaning her up for the show.


Uncle Joe


The Great White

Let Freedom Ring

Paradise

Dolly Parton

Black Magic

Pink Promise

Signature

Miss Kitty

Stainless Steel

Rose Rhapsody

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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Very nice blooms! :-)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 12:05PM
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bethnorcal9

All gorgeous!!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 12:52PM
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sara_ann-z6bok

Arcus_85 - So glad you won Queen of Show with your Veterans Honor, very beautiful. Your roses are lovely!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 2:47PM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

Congrats for winning a queen. All your pictures are quite nice. Thanks for the look.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 12:27AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Lovely blooms and photos.
The dark background makes the roses outstandingly beautiful.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 8:49AM
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redwolfdoc_z5(5)

Hello! Gorgeous pics. I love that Stainless Steel! Help Me Find lists it as hardy to zone 7; how's your success been with it here in zone 5? Do you give it winter protection? Where I can get one? :)

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 10:08AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh!!! GASP!!! WOW!!!
You're roses are always uber fantastic. Stunning!!! Your second picture of Uncle Joe is beyond beyond.
I am in awe. :)
Carol

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 4:48PM
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kittymoonbeam

That first picture looks like a catalog cover. Wow what a rose

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 1:57AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Gorgeous show roses.

Someday I need to see Paradise in real life--can't decide if it attracts or repulses me--

Kate

    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 10:01AM
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Arcus_85(5b)

Thanks everyone! It's been a crazy first year exhibiting! I recently wrote an article on winning my first district queen and my experiences exhibiting my first year. If any of you are interested in reading it here's the link: http://insidetherosariansgarden.com/2013/10/14/rosarian-spotlight-clark-ross/

Redwolfdoc-This is my first year with Stainless Steel so I can't speak from experience about overwintering. I do however, have many rose friends in the area who have grown it for many years in zone 5b with no problems. I got two this year and fell in love. Perfect form. Perfect scent. So I just ordered two more for next year. I believe Weeks is carrying it this year. I ordered mine from Regan's Nursery.

Kate-Paradise is one of my favorite mauves. It's a pretty heavy bloomer and always has something in the works. If you like purples, I think you'd like it. :0)

    Bookmark   October 29, 2013 at 11:16AM
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dove_song(WA State Z6b)

Such Purr-fection!!!! And congrats on your 'Queen of Show'!!!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 4:16PM
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