Return to the California Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Roses In My Garden

Posted by lesdvs9 z9 central CA (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 2, 07 at 18:59

Here's a bright little mini rose:
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
The spider mites ate this down to bare canes 6 weeks ago or so. Now it's come back, still got a ways to fill out but the roses are true lavender for the first time since I got it last year.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
This is one of my new little climbers, it's actually about 3' wide, only the bloom is showing though.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It's really hot out today, so I'm sitting here with my blended mocha letting my fingers do the walking for me:)

No Brenda that insect doesn't have a waist, he's pretty much the same size all up and down and has both wings folded on his back. Makes me really decide to wear gloves in the garden before sticking my hands into dark unseen, unknown territories!

My book says that Summer Carnival is supposed to be 5-6' tall with double 4" flowers. That's all it says about your variety. You got gyped, maybe it'll increase. Maybe it will next year. I have a rose that was a single petal last year, this year it's a single double... Last year it had 7 petals, this year it has like 15. Beats me what Mother Nature does, or it could be reverting to something else.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Roses In My Garden

Such pretty pictures of pretty Roses.


 o
RE: Roses In My Garden

  • Posted by calpat zone9ab No.Ca. (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 2, 07 at 21:21

Leslie they are all just lovely, but that lavender is gorgeous. Yes it's a mite hot up here too.


 o
RE: Roses In My Garden

  • Posted by youreit z9b CA Sunset z8-9 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 3, 07 at 8:16

Those are so beautiful, Leslie! Seeing the Lavender Crystal and My Sunshine pics so close makes me drool! I love that color combo. Is that some alyssum with your Sunshine?

I bought the hollyhock seeds on impulse from Home Depot after getting my seed starting stuff for Christmas, so I don't mind how they turned out. LOL I feel bad for the people hoping to buy a certain seed, and getting something else. I was told Ferry Morse was a fairly reliable company, too.

I just have no idea what that creature is on your rose. The head sort of reminds me of a grasshopper, but we KNOW it's not one of those. :)

Brenda


 o
RE: Roses In My Garden

Hey thank you all, that makes my day sharing one of my flower passions with you:)

Yep, that's the alyssum moving over from the dragon. It's seeding itself into various places all around now, isn't that wonderful! I thought about buying more plants, but it's doing a pretty good job on it's own:) Sure looks pretty with the yellow rose. Now that rose was aptly named as well as the lavender one. Actually the Pennies too, out of the sun it's a russet, never tried that color before and I like it. That climber is spread out 3 feet now:)

Actually almost all my garden is in bloom now, and I'm in love!! This is wonderful, I can almost imagine what it'll look like when in another year or three, LOL*

You can't tell I'm a little enthusiastic can you?? I waited years to have this many blooming plants and shrubs, it's so nice to see all that hard work pay off! It's a long shot from perfect and it'll never make a mag cover but it's all mine:) Immense satisfaction is what I'm feeling. That's the word I'm searching for.

I keep getting free seeds in the mail. I plant those, I looked at the price of the ones at Lowe's and can't believe how few seeds they give you. Then to come find out it isn't what they're supposed to be. The free seeds I put in with the alyssum is exactly that. Now I have some Red Poppy ones:)

Still is a really beautiful Hollyhock though.

Nope, not a grasshopper. Don't know if this is the same pic and a closer view or not. It is a blocky body though. Yellow and brown. Head like a grasshopper and narrow wings.
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the California Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here