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.

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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Lovely colors!!
I really like your Graham Thomas.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:38PM
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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!

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

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

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:04AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

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


    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 6:23PM
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seil zone 6b MI

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

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 7:21PM
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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
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Carl Pool - is that a fertilizer?

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:03PM
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