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Posted by alicia7b z7b/8aNC (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 9, 08 at 11:00

This winter has been mild, but the start of the new year always gets me thinking of the spring garden -- in part, because that's when I start my seeds for next year. I'm posting some pictures from 2 years ago of one of my favorite spring flowers, tall bearded iris. I missed them last year because of the Easter freeze.

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RE: Anyone want to share garden pictures?

Darn it, they're all the same picture. LOL. Well, I do have more than 1 flower in my garden.


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Picture of mystery white iris with Jesse's Song.


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Jesse's Song
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View up the hill. This has completely changed since the house was moved:
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Dusky Challenger and mystery white iris:
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More bearded iris:
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Maybe one of Jesse's Song's parents:
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Beautiful iris! I missed seeing mine last year too.

Maybe when I have more time I'll figure out how to post pics here. I did take a few this year.


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gorgeous! thanks for sharing. i really like jesse's song. my iris hardly bloomed either. hopefully it'll be a good spring for them.
i'll try and post some pix when a i get a little down time. tam


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How DO you post a pic? I've looked at my link options on Garden Web and don't see any instructions for posting pictures. Do you need to upload them to a website first?


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yes. basically, you upload them to photobucket or a similar site. there's 4 lines under a pic after you upload it there. one says HTML code. that's all you need. just copy that entire line and paste in right into your message body where you want the picture. when you click preview it should show up. much easier than it used to be!


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I'm trying this again for the 4th time. I posted a few pics to Webshots to try this out but I must have been grabbing the wrong url the other 3 times. I guess you need to do each pic separately?
If I succeed, I hope you enjoy this photo taken of a Fort Apache iris that I grew in my old garden in Maine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fort Apache Tall Bearded Iris


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You succeeded! Fort Apache looks like a very nice iris. I especially like your shot of the water lily.

Here are instructions on how to post photos here. I should have read them before attempting to post pictures myself!


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oooh- gorgeous.
actually, if you want the pix to appear IN your text (without a link you that have to click) just paste that url into the text field, NOT the link field. and you can do as many as you want in the text, whereas you can only have 1 clickable link. not sure how alicia made her embedded pix clickable. tricky thing is getting the size on the file right- too big and it makes the message really unwieldy, too small and they are like thumbnails. the should show up in your preview window if you did it right. i always have to go back and double ck my notes before i do it, too- but it really is much easier now than it used to be, at least with photobucket.


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Here's a few more pictures (click on thumbnail to enlarge):

Climbing rose Old Blush and iris Rare Treat. Old Blush is now about 6 times larger than in this picture.
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Mystery white iris, from DH's grandmother's garden. This one has a unique wonderful fragrance.
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Another iris pic:
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Mystery iris that was growing in the ditch near our mailbox when we moved here. Yummy pallida fragrance.
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Another pic of same iris. I love this iris and was afraid I'd lost it a couple of years ago.
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Sombrueil before house was moved:
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Close-up of Sombrueil bloom:
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Iris Rare Treat:
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Tammy, Picturetrail has an option for clickable thumbnails.


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Alicia, They're all beautiful!!

Species Tulips........ 06 and 07
Species Tulips - early morning, still closed up

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Columbine...
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Here's the bloom on my Pitcher Plant in 06. In 07 the late freeze got it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pitcher Plant bloom


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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'. Probably one of the best groundcovers for shade.
geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'

Knockout rose and Nepeta 'Walker's Low'
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Drought-tolerant garden on top of stone wall.
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Planter w/ Canna 'Pink Sunburst', Sweet potato vine (Sweet Caroline Bronze), and a Salmon-pink bicolor Agastache
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Spazzycat I love your walls and the patio. The stone looks very similar to our chimney stone, and looks great dry stacked like that. Your garden is lovely. The Knockout and catmint are beautiful together. What is the allium next to the catmint?


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Wow, Spazzycat, that is beautiful. Love how you used the drought tolerant plants above the rock wall!


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Thanks for the compliments. The stone retaining wall and patio are a fairly recent project (2-3 years). We had the wall contracted, but we laid the patio ourselves. Not sure if I would do it again though. Very tough work and it required working on it for at least 6 hours every weekend for 8 months.

Alicia, that allium is A. 'Purple Sensation'. I really like A. 'Globemaster', which is a better plant IMHO, but it is so expensive, so I tried A. 'Purple Sensation' instead. It's nice, but does not bloom as long as 'Globemaster'.


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I could look at photos of tall bearded iris all day; they are so lovely. Rootdigger, is 'Breakers' the name of that awesome blue iris in the Picture Trail link? Amazing color!
I love seeing everyone else's photos, too. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the how-to tips! -Sandi


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Sandi, yes that's Breakers (at the Photobucket link). That was the 1st iris I ever bought, and it's a beauty!


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wow- that blue irsi is eye-popping! is the color in the pic accurate? i know blues are hard to get spot on (too purple, too saturated, too true blue- whatever). if it is, that's amazing. i love your peony shots, too. what were those antler looking things next to the ee in the one shot?


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Thanks Spazzycat. I'm going to try both of those.

Rootdigger, I love those species tulips. I remember looking with envy at your lilac pictures 2 years ago.


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It's probably not quite as intense as it looks in the pic, but it is a pretty vivid blue. I just went and looked at an 07 pic of it and it looks more purple in that one, weird. It certainly looks more blue in real life than that shows.

The 'antlers' are just some pieces off the base of a palm tree we picked up one time at a beach after a storm.

Here is a link that might be useful: 07 pic


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Thanks Alicia, the species tulips are some of my fav spring bulbs and I try to add more each year. Which reminds me I need to hit some nurseries and look for some.

I have messed up my lilacs, lost two of them, and moved another and set it back, but I think it'll be happier once it resettles. I picked up a Miss Kim in 06 and I still have one of the whites, and that weird pink one and another which has yet to bloom, which might be a yellow. Plus I have my old fashioned ones which I adore the most, even though they don't bloom a lot... and I have one that I recvd' in a swap which is doing nicely, but no blooms yet. I have very fond memories of them growing up in Ohio so I always grow them where ever I go, even if some are kind of straggly looking. :D


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Rootdigger, I lost a lilac last year that I'm still kicking myself over -- a rooted cutting from a lilac at Witherspoon Roses in Durham. We saw that lilac in bloom at Witherspoon and it was gorgeous. They said that lilac had been there for years -- the elder Mr. Witherspoon had planted it.

Here's a few more pictures... White mystery iris again, with blurry glimpse of house in its old location
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Close-up of mystery iris I found on my place:
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Pic of about 2/3rds of big bed looking down the hill -- cars are parked next to where the house was.
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Hi: I am new here and have enjoyed seeing your beautiful gardens! Here is my "Berries 'n Cream rose bush which was still blooming here in late December.

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Berries 'n Cream

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Here is my Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) in bloom now, in spite of the winter weather here in NC.
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Gardenhopes: I cut and pasted the link into my browser to see if I could view it and it worked. Your rose is gorgeous! How do you manage to NOT have it covered with Japanese Beetles or the zillions of other pests that usually dine on rose foliage?
Nancy in Statesville: Blooms in January - how awesome! Is that one scented?
Aliciab: I love your Irises! I wish I could name the mystery iris but there are simply too many possibilities.


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Winter jasmine is fragrant?


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I think winter jasmine is not fragrant.


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Thank you transplanted. I know my mystery pink purple iris is not Quaker Lady, nor is it Caprice. A lady on the Iris Forum said that she thought it looked like an iris bred in the 1930's.... Whatever its identity, it's a pallida descendent, that's for sure. I didn't even know iris could be sweetly fragrant before finding this one, so this iris was a nice discovery! Ever since then I've been interested in collecting especially fragrant iris.


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i love the grape jelly smell of the really old varieties. mmmmm.


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I wish we could go back and edit -- I think I've made every technical mistake possible.
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what do you mean, alicia? with the pics, planting, what? cause it all looks good from where i'm sitting. :) and, after all, who doesn't wanna go back and edit some things in their life in general. but remember, it's the mistakes that we learn from.


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Posting the pics, lol. The preview wasn't working when I started the thread (due to the new hardware that iVillage or whoever owns the site was installing) so I screwed up the first 2 posts, then accidently deleting pics, shrinking them too much, etc.

I spend all of my spare time editing the garden itself. :)


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LOL.... dontcha wish life came with an undo button? if staples sold one of those that actually worked they'd be a world monopoly!


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Alicia, do you know the name of the purple/white iris in the most recent photo? Very pretty. I purchased Schreiner's fragrant collection this past fall and am looking forward to sniffing those blooms. Early June was when they bloomed in Maine. When do they bloom here?
Phooey. I've tried once again to insert just one photo here but I guess I still haven't figured it out. Well, I added a few more irises to the Webshots album so you can see them there if you wish.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sandi's album


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Sandi, City Lights is a beautiful iris. The white shoulder makes the blue even more striking. Pink Taffeta is a lovely iris too. It looks very much a true pink in that picture.

Schneider's fragrant collection -- I envy you that! I think I will order that too now that we have a more uphill location.

The purple and white iris in the last picture is Jesse's Song. It's incredibly prolific and doesn't mind heavy ground, so I have a lot of it. Some iris are more picky about drainage than others, but Jesse's Song isn't picky at all.


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For those of you that love iris you may want to check out the Iris Gardens at Swan Lake in Sumter, SC, just eat of Columbia. We went in late Feb one year (swans and other birds were incredible) and from the looks of the numbers of them coming up every where it must be an incredible sight when they're blooming.

Here is a link that might be useful: Swan Lake


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Pink Iris
I did it! I did it! I finally beat the Insert-a-photo-into-my-message problem! Ta Da! The iris above was my favorite of all in my Maine garden. The person I got it from did not know the name but the color was sooo gorgeous, especially since there was one of those tri-color Willows with the pink/white/green leaves growing behind it. I'm afraid the name escapes my memory at the moment (what doesn't these days, sigh).
Rootdigger, Swan Lake sounds like a beautiful place for me to go. When do you think they might be blooming?


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Swan Lake sounds very intriguing....

Beautiful iris Sandi! In piedmont NC iris typically bloom anywhere from mid-April through first week of May.


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According to the website the Japanese iris at Swan Lake usually bloom during the last 2 weeks of May -- imagine a garden like that starting out as an accident. Sounds like an excellent field trip for spring!


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Alicia, we loved it there and if you go there you have to take the time to go to the Gardens and Zoo in Columbia and in between Columbia and Sumter is a swamp with trails and it's awesome as well. The zoo and botanical gardens are connected, so if you visit one it's easy to visit the other. That's where I fell in love with edgeworthia (zoo). You just had to follow your nose along with everyone else. It was funny watching people catch a whiff of it and start hunting for it! At that time as I recall there were camellias, red buds, witch hazels, magnolias, etc. blooming. The bridge is how you get from the lake side to the swamp side. It crosses a busy road. That's one of the amazing things about this place. All that serene beauty in the middle of a town. They do have picnic tables (on the lake side) if you want to take a picnic along.

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Here's a photo taken a few years ago showing a few of the local frogs hanging out at the edge of my water garden. Some days I would count over a dozen frogs in that little pool.
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That is such a cute picture! the way four of the frogs are huddled around the model frog.


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Blooming today

Here's what' blooming in my yard today. I hadn't taken a walk around for several days and it was so great to see color!

Camellia 'Professor Sergeant'
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Camellia 'Nuccio's Pearl'
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Cyclamen coum
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Ooooooh! So pretty! I still have Camellias blooming and violas, too. Even with all the brown grass around here, sunshine and a handful of blooms in January beats knee deep in snow any day of the week!


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"Nuccio's Pearl" looks like the perfect camellia. Very lovely.


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This is a close up of a butterfly this past summer. And some of the trees on our property.
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Cool butterfly close-up and the Crape Myrtle is a neat pic, too.
Here's what I had to look at/deal with in the garden in January in Maine:
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Rhonda, what is the name of the purple fuzzy flower? I have them in my garden and have CRS at the moment.

Nancy the nancedar


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Mexican Bush Sage.


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Those are beautiful pictures Ronda.


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SIGH, garden in better days....P.D. (pre Drought)


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Nice gardens and nice pics everybody!
These are the first blooms on this bush and the only thing blooming right now.

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Yes, Mexican Sage. Late to start blooming but then goes until frost. The hummers love it!!

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Beautiful! So nice to see blooms in the middle of winter - not much blooming in my garden yet, but the daffodils are peeking through. . .
I'm sitting here about to lose my mind over those camellias!!! If anyone has cuttings they would be willing to share, I would love to trade or pay postage! :)


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rosebush, Home Depot has camellias for less than $10.


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Thanks, rainbow, I will have to check them out when I go for more potting soil.


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Nice pictures, Tooslim, I really like the waterfall. Did you build it yourself?
Rosebush, I would be happy to try to root cutting of my Camellias. I have one that is still blooming with a double, rose-colored flower. The other is a single white but I think it has finished.
Over-pruned Camellias
I do not know the name of either; they were here when I moved. Unfortunately, the former owner pruned them quite severely over the years and their shape is quite ugly. They're also too close together. If I succeed at rooting cuttings, I may just cut these down.


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No, we had someone build the waterfall....I already work my husband to death hole digging, I want to keep him around for a few more years....hauling stone would have just finished him off. :-D I wish I could
get camelias to grow, I have terrible luck with them...and after last year, the ones I do have look horrible.


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Transplanted,
THANK YOU! I would love some cuttings. I'll send an email.
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  • Posted by jody 7b - NC (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 7, 08 at 21:43

Hybrid Musk Roses Ballarina (pale pink), Marjorie Fair (dark pink), Playgirl (floribunda) and a Golden Stargazer lily (which will have to be moved).


The shrub rose Lynnie, backed by the climbing rose Pearly Gates and a veronica.


The climbing rose Autumn Sunset - smells good too.


The top of one "arm" of the pink garden showing the shrub roses Lynnie, the climbers Pearly Gates, the veronicas and backed in the distance by the tea rose Souv. d'un Ami.


A baby Red Cascade rose. It has tons of very dark red small blooms, but is extremely vigorous and easy to care for - but the front steps is not a good place for this climber. It has long since become a hazard to anyone attempting to use the door. This is DH's rose - he has the pruning duty - if he doesn't get with it the rose will have to be moved. The blooms dry beautifully and are great to use in decorating.


This is one "arm" of the pink garden looking east. The pink garden is roughly a big V and this is the most westerly arm. The two bright pink bushes are Peter Mayle bushes - they will reach 6'+ midway through the growing season. They have some of the best possible blooms for cutting.


This is the point of the V in the pink garden. DH and I like to have tea here.



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Lovely.


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Wow, beautiful roses Jody. You have the magic touch.


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Jody,
It must smell heavenly when you're out there having tea!
Just breath-taking! :)
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Wow Jody! Now that's what I call landscaping with roses! Good job! Do the Hybrid musks look like that all season? I'm thinking about Cornelia for the railing on the front steps(it's supposed to be thornless).


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  • Posted by jody 7b - NC (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 8, 08 at 10:27

rainbow_2007 - Hybrid Musks typically bloom in flushes and typically bloom more heavily in the cooler weather. That said you can (i) deadhead - a giant pain as you might imagine; and (ii) feed heavily - that will get you more frequent flushes - weather cooperating.

The intake is really more important than anything else. They need to have the energy to grow new canes/stems on which to bloom.

The bushes always look good - even now. They have thousands of small red hips on them in sprays that match the last bloom (which I did not deadhead). I've been using the hips with evergeens in the house all winter.

The problem I have with Ballarina and Marjorie Fair is that they overun their bounds inside that particular garden. We just planted three Hybrid Musks around a big stump and will allow them to make a big display rather than trying for control.

I'd try to find someone in this zone who grows Cornelia to see if it will behave reasonably politely on a porch railing. Just don't plant Red Cascade!

Thanks all for the words of praise. These pictures were taken in May at the beginning of the second season of gardening in NC. About half of the roses came with me from TN, about half I have purchased since. There is an east garden that is mixed colors; two smaller round gardens in mixed colors and the front of the house has 6 red climbers and approximately 6 red bushes. The property border is home to some monsters and once bloomers as well as a lot of other shrubs. I love perennials as well, just trying to get the roses in the ground and companion plants in place. This property has full southern exposure across the front, a shade garden in back and a small side yard on the west side that I guess can be classified as part sun part shade. I have a lot to learn as there is considerable difference in gardening in NC even though the zone is the same as I was in TN.

I have ambitions in the direction of having a tea in the rose gardens this spring. Trying to schedule that when the roses are close to peak is a dance with the weather and means I can only give short notice, but I'm going to give it a shot.


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Rainbow -- another thornless climber to consider is Renae. I've got 2 Renae and I can vouch for their complete thornlessness, remontancy, and fragrance.


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Thankyou Jody and Alicia, I'll look into Renae.


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Jody, a rose garden tea party is a lovely idea.


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Jody, your garden is spectacular! You certainly know how to grow roses.


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