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Lots of Colors!

Posted by Arcus_85 5b (clarkylarkie@gmail.com) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 16:14

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Been pretty busy. So I finally decided it was time to get out the camera and get some pictures for you all. Enjoy!
 photo 2d883d85-e9ea-4657-99bd-8dc06ee785a9_zpsb26b2921.jpgBlack Magic

 photo 9dd33a71-bad5-4abf-bfcb-04ef7f812964_zpsbefd7c74.jpgMy 2nd place "Rose in a Bowl" Black Magic

 photo df31e806-8f2b-4048-a3a9-4e1aaccb1736_zpscf046796.jpgDenali...Looks great in a frame!

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 photo 0cf72dae-6162-4d07-b787-a77999012d0c_zps46ebcd5c.jpgMohana

 photo 27a9000a-6475-4c80-a281-60a7b3ea17ec_zps2fec72ce.jpgKordes Perfecta
 photo 1a29ee26-ebb6-495e-8b66-0d87c5f2d5d2_zps98de38d9.jpgAsso Di Cuori

 photo 4e01f5b6-7644-4d0e-81b9-3506ba30bbe1_zps30335fe2.jpg My other 2nd place, Dolly Parton

 photo ed00d69e-a97f-4e97-8053-9e1b0cf4349a_zps8ada771d.jpgSame Dolly before the show

 photo c9147c04-0c7a-4140-9486-6038ccaabc55_zps54d7c414.jpgDesperado

 photo d3686d94-0d8b-4982-a804-beff3b568a71_zpsee53240d.jpgImperatrice Farah

 photo 8ed50253-56ac-4f10-965c-c17eacd94315_zpsb878b290.jpgLet Freedom Ring

 photo 2df339ab-7cf2-42a1-ad30-4cefc9f6e339_zps2b6fa557.jpgPink Promise

 photo 2b8aadb9-c93a-485e-bca4-261a20f80a2f_zps8c10740a.jpgMoonstone. My 3rd place. Was my first show and I really didn't know what I was doing. Too far open. But I did get 1st in rose in a bowl with Denali. So I was happy with that!

 photo ab7fca51-d9d8-438c-ae44-3dadd9a00d83_zpsb6e42bb7.jpgParole

 photo 08789578-6102-4405-ab6f-c21e46ff7e26_zpsf525a87e.jpgBlue Girl & Firefighter, smelling divine!

 photo 80ae8802-b0fc-40ab-bed5-fbebb90fb0fc_zps67374541.jpg"Not so" Black Baccara

 photo 1016352_604988019521361_1842293214_n_zpsa4437351.jpgDesperado & Dolly Parton

 photo 347a2dfa-c629-41b7-8bc8-8a9e3b42a05f_zpsca7008d9.jpgDream Come True

 photo bd3aff80-0504-4b96-9a04-554e22cfe8c2_zpsd6893b61.jpgLiverpool Remembers

 photo c2481198-119d-49c4-8761-dd97eb8a89e5_zps264838cd.jpgThe Great White

 photo a19709d5-74e6-4cc7-ad93-8a3b8f30334f_zps14c16fce.jpgPapa Meilland

 photo mohana_zps4b8d38b6.jpgAnother Mohana

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Bugatti

 photo 992884_604990119521151_2025572064_n_zps9be39cad.jpgBig Ben

 photo 6648f0d8-c41f-410d-b193-6dd7a966b043_zps7921afed.jpgSt. Patrick


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 19:31

Lovely photos! Congrats on your ribbons! I'll bet you'll get lots more blues next time! It's fun just to go though. I got two royalty awards for my arrangements and took King in minis this year.


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  • Posted by beth NorCA 9 (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 20:21

Wowsers! Lots of gorgeous blooms! Wish my DREAM COME TRUE looked like that!


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Your roses are beautiful! Love them all, thanks for sharing!


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With roses this good looking , surprising you didn't "sweep" the lot.


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Thanks so much everyone! Between the shows, spider mites, and thrips I've been a busy bee. It's nice to sit back for a second and share all the hard work with you guys. I'm still amending the beds. What a huge project! I have rock and clay for soil. So I finally got fed up and am digging down about a foot and a half around the entire house and replacing the soil with a nice mix of black topsoil, perlite, composted cow manure and peat. Wow what a difference!! I'm about halfway done now and you should see all the new feeder roots!! I dug up roses that were there for years in that clay. NO feeder roots what so ever. Then I decided to move a newly planted bush that had been in the ground just about 2 weeks. The difference was astonishing! Feeder roots galore!! Another great thing I'm trying this year is rain water. If you can, collect your rain! You'll be amazed at how much better your plants look. I didn't realize my city water had such a high PH. Like almost 8.0! Within 2 weeks of using the rainwater my colors really started to pop and the plants just look more perky and green. So now I use rain for all my fertilizing and spraying. It's fantastic!
Seil- Congrats!! Which show did you win mini king at? Was it the Grosse Pointe show on 6-15? I was on Roseshow.com trying to find you. But obviously your name isn't Seil. lol.


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You're roses look great. You'll get your royalty. Just learn some of the show techniques and take your time. It took me 10 yrs before I got my first HT Queen. EVERYTHING but HT Queen during those 10 yrs. Find out what works in YOURE garden and stick with it. You're roses look pretty darn good now.


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  • Posted by jim1961 5/6 Central Pa. (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 30, 13 at 20:38

Nice colors indeed! :)


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Lots of wonderful roses! But I do like Denali best--new one to me--the subtle colors are equisite!

Kate


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Wow!!! What a bunch of stunners!!
Those are my kind of roses.

Imperatrice is my favorite of your pictures. WOW!!!

It's also nice to see how some of my new roses that haven't bloomed yet may look.

Stunners!
Carol


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You are all too kind!
Ken- Thanks for the advice. That's exactly what I'm doing. Just trying out different roses to see which ones I have the best luck with. And which ones grow the best here. Ten years huh? It may take me that long too competing against Dave Ackers. He says he'd love to teach me all his secrets, but I have a feeling there's a few he's holding onto. Lol. Also, thanks for your advice on the other thread about getting my fortuniana through the winter. Fingers crossed!!
Carol- So glad you got to see some of your new roses before they bloom! That's the best thing about posting on here!! Hopefully my pics will feed your appetite while you're waiting. ;0)


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Arcus thanks so much for sharing! I love seeing the garden and show photos.
What do you think of Imperatrice Farah? I've lusted after her, but haven't heard much about her.

I'm new to exhibiting also, and not where to draw the line on openess, etc. either.
btw- i don't think her name Seil either!


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Frenchcuffs: Imperatrice is awesome! I too lusted after her for many years. This is my first year with her and she was well worth the wait. So glad you are getting into showing as well. Every single person in the industry tells me its a dying art. Being 31 myself, the community has welcomed me with open arms. And everyone seems super ecstatic to have someone young interested in roses for a change. Now I'm lucky enough to be getting pointers from Dave Ackers (the top dog here in Ohio)but mostly I just did it. I figured the only way to learn was to just go for it and see. I'm learning as I go. The first thing they tend to look at is the centers of your roses. If you don't have a pinpoint center, forget it. How many shows have you done? We are all done here till the fall now. I think August is my next one...


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