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Friday, February 1, 2013

Beauty

Abraham Darby and Pat Austin - both David Austin hybrids

This is why I garden. To have these. This was May.


And it will be May again.

13 comments:

  1. *sigh* Beautiful. And yes, it will be May again.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder *sigh* I only "met" you because of the Abraham Darby. I guess I need to order a Pat Austin today to be ready for May...

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  3. But first we have to get thru four months, er weeks, of February. One can hope ...

    I do have a "Sister Elizabeth" ordered for early spring arrival. My first attempt at a David Austin. Am intimidated, but can't wait to get it planted.

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    1. Lovely-looking rose, that Sister...looked it up.

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  4. Beautiful. David Austin's are the best.

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  5. One of my favs has always been Eglantyne. I also love several of the once-bloomers, especially gallicas such as Cardinal de Richlieu.

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    1. Ah, you are a connoisseuse...indeed they are wonderful. I'm just too demanding of my small-space roses. Must bloom many times.

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    2. Felicite et Perpetue was my most favorite. I had to stop with roses here, but if I had the sun and the room-- I would do those again. FeP has scented foliage. The whole thing smells of old roses even out of bloom.

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    3. Oh and even better, FeP was evergreen. <3

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  6. ...and if anyone knows heat-hardy roses - re-bloomers - give me a holler. A. Darby is reliable even in heat though the flowers are smaller in the hottest months. Pat Austin is very unhappy when hot. Eglantyne wilted. Munstead Wood holds up pretty well.

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    1. Have you looked into some of the teas? I had Mlle Franziska Kruger by my front door. Bloomed quite often. It was fairly hot there, often dried out during the summer, and I didn't have many problems with the foliage. Another solution could be to double pot if root temps are the issue...

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    2. One last thought (morning is when I poke around online for garden stuff) you can go to the forums at gardenweb and go to the rose forum and search for heat. You'll get several recommendations that way.

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