Graham Thomas and About Face

alameda/zone 8November 6, 2013

While doing paperwork on a drippy dreary day, I cut this bouquet for my office. Makes it a bit nicer to have a bit of the outside in - since too wet to garden.
Judith

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Lovely colors!!
I really like your Graham Thomas.
Carol

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alameda/zone 8

Thanks Carol! I have been very disgusted with Graham Thomas. I purchased him 3-5 years ago as a sale plant. He grew and thrived - but rarely bloomed. Very disheartening. I whacked him back, let him grow - nothing worked. Just sporadic bloom. I finally asked Chamblees Rose Nursery, which is closeby, what to do. They suggested Carl Pool BR 61. It worked! Spring was really great this year - and he is just starting to work up a good bloom flush now that its cooled off. I never could figure how this rose made rose of the year.......but now that I see these lovely primrose yellow blooms.....I am starting to be glad I didn't give up on this shirker. I heard he is a water hog and he gets plenty of that - is in full sun - is really a lovely bush - now maybe I have figured out the secret to getting those gorgeous blooms! I am really enjoying him by my computer as I work - so glad you enjoyed this bouquet!
Judith

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 8:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Great idea for some cheer! Looks great! :-)

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dublinbay z6 (KS)

I love those shades of muted yellows, buff, apricot, gold--just love 'em! So lovely!

Kate

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 6:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
seil zone 6b MI

And I'll bet it smelled as wonderful as it looks!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 7:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nanadollZ7 SWIdaho(Zone 7 Boise SW Idaho)

That is such a luscious group of colors and certainly a mood lifter to see it (cute little pumpkins in the background tablecloth). Diane

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 3:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Carl Pool - is that a fertilizer?

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:03PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
White Roses with Pink Edging
Out of curiosity I am wondering how many WHITE roses...
sara_ann-z6bok
Roses "S"
Well, we're getting close to the end. By the time we're...
bethnorcal9
I think spring is about here...
Got stuff blooming. Not a lot, but enough to say I...
bethnorcal9
Homere and Grandmother's Hat Blooms
Snipped these to walk around the (very soggy) garden...
Brittie - La Porte, TX 9a
Roses"P"
Now for the Ps... I'm sure this is going to be a very...
bethnorcal9
Sponsored Products
Seedling by thomaspaul Stockholm Brushed Nickel Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Menlo Park 14" High Old Silver Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Thomas O'Brien Imari Floral Hand Knotted Area Rug
FRONTGATE
Harmony Satin Pewter Three-Light Chandelier
$238.00 | Bellacor
Thomas Lighting Ceiling Mounted Lighting 2-Light Flush-Mount Oiled Bronze
$28.99 | Home Depot
Mission Wall Sconce by Thomas Lighting
$68.40 | Lumens
Covington One-Light Outdoor Wall Lantern in Painted Bronze
$70.00 | Bellacor
Graham & Brown Audrey Wallpaper - 58023
$85.00 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™