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a few of my first blooms

Posted by redwolfdoc 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 14 at 20:55

Hello everyone!

I'm a newbie -- I went from 6 roses to over 40 this year! I spent all winter creeping this forum (occasionally chiming in) and learning all I could and now it's paying off! I just had to share some photos with y'all...

Blue Girl HT (Seil, you advised me not to give up on her - thank you!)
Blue Girl hybrid tea photo RosehybridteaBlueGirlClJune2720143_zps57186423.jpg
Bolero floribunda photo RosefloribundaBoleroJune1920144_zpse24b3bdc.jpg
Bull's Eye
Bull's Eye shrub rose photo RoseshrubBullsEyeJune2520142_zps82eb26d9.jpg
Bull's Eye shrub rose photo RoseshrubBullsEyeJune292014_zpse2256f51.jpg
Coffee Bean (mini)
Coffee Bean miniature rose photo RoseminiatureCoffeeBeanJune192014_zpsadd47729.jpg
Distant Drums
Distant Drums shrub rose photo RoseshrubDistantDrumsJune2320143_zps9ca4bac0.jpg
Easy Does It
Easy Does It floribunda photo RosefloribundaEasyDoesItJune2520146_zpse9e3116e.jpg
Julia Child (my gateway rose)
Julia Child floribunda photo RosefloribundaJuliaChildJune2420142_zpsd2a6d956.jpg
Koko Loco
Koko Loco floribunda photo RosefloribundaKokoLocoJune2520144_zpscedf9893.jpg
Loving Touch (mini)
Loving Touch miniature rose photo RoseminiatureLovingTouchJune1820144_zpsc82f6ddc.jpg
Morden Blush
Morden Blush shrub rose photo RoseshrubMordenBlushJune2420142_zpsf9781b34.jpg
Nantucket HT
Nantucket hybrid tea photo RosehybridteaNantucketJune2420142_zpsc8afbfed.jpg
Nantucket hybrid tea photo RosehybridteaNantucketJune2320141_zpsed9f79f3.jpg
Pam's Choice
Pam's Choice floribunda photo RosefloribundaPamsChoiceJune2820145_zpsbc5cfbf7.jpg
South Africa
 photo RosegrandifloraSouthAfricaJune2520142_zps27795fba.jpg
Sun Sprinkles (mini)
Sun Sprinkles miniature rose photo RoseMiniatureSunSprinklesJune1120142_zps4ca02a57.jpg
Tattooed Lady (mini)
Tattooed Lady miniature rose photo RoseminiatureTattooedLadyJune1920145_zps4228c6f9.jpg
Teddy Bear (mini)
Teddy Bear miniature rose photo RoseminiatureTeddyBearJune1820145_zps907d2148.jpg
Twilight Zone
Twilight Zone grandiflora photo RosegrandifloraTwilightZoneJune2420143_zpsa089c648.jpg
Wild Blue Yonder
Wild Blue Yonder grandiflora photo RosegrandifloraWildBlueYonderJune2620141_zpsd08f6b23.jpg
X Rated (mini)
X Rated miniature rose photo RoseminiatureXRatedJune2420143_zpsb21e856c.jpg

Thanks for looking! Couldn't have done it without you!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: a few of my first blooms

Wowzers!! You have some gorgeous roses Karen. I went rose crazy several yrs ago and your total will grow yearly!! Looks like you're doing an awesome job! We have the most beautiful hobby!! Take care, judy

RE: a few of my first blooms

Karen - Those are gorgeous, you are doing a wonderful job.

RE: a few of my first blooms

You have a really nice collection!!
My favs are
Wild Blue Yonder
Tattooed Lady
Sun Sprinkles - wow! what color
Pam's Choice - my fav!!
Blue Girl
Koko Loko

Which ones are your favorites and why?

RE: a few of my first blooms

What a daring leap, from 6 to 40.
They look fantastic. Best of luck.

RE: a few of my first blooms

Thanks everyone! It is a beautiful hobby, isn't it, Judy? :)

Carol, when researching and ordering, I was most excited about Koko Loco, Tattooed Lady, Teddy Bear, Distant Drums... Now I'm finding that I can't pick a favourite! Some standouts for me are:

Pam's Choice - prettier than I expected even!
Sun Sprinkles - was part of a package deal, turns out to be stunning and cheery!
Koko Loco - the subtle colours in the so-called "coffee" roses make me weak in the knees!
Twilight Zone and WBY - the camera can't capture these properly
South Africa - again, the camera doesn't capture the glowing deep gold, and the blooms are HUGE
Nantucket - took a flyer on it (couldn't find a really good pic online) and the blooms are enormous and lovely
Loving Touch - gorgeous and delicate, though it's the only one showing BS so far.
Coffee Bean, Teddy Bear - brown roses, coffee roses, love!

There are several others that haven't opened up yet that I can't wait to see - Hot Cocoa, Ann Henderson, Savoy Hotel, Veteran's Honour (DH's pick), Poseidon, Marylin Monroe...

RE: a few of my first blooms

I'm impressed, Karen. Wonderful selection of roses and wonderful photos! They look so beautiful and healthy--love 'em!


RE: a few of my first blooms

  • Posted by jim1961 6a Central Pa. (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 30, 14 at 20:44

All great looking roses! Makes me tempted to try Easy Does it again!

RE: a few of my first blooms

Thanks for your opinions on the roses!! I love that. Very helpful.
Love, love, love your roses!

RE: a few of my first blooms

Thank you so much, everyone!

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