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Wordless Wednesday II: From bareroot roses to first blossom [Mar. 28th, 2012|12:43 pm]
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[User Picture]From: lorrainemt
2012-03-28 08:22 pm (UTC)

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Oh so beautiful! I love the ladybug picture too. And I can smell the fragrance all the way up here... :)
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-28 08:27 pm (UTC)

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So fun to share it with you, Lorraine! I feel as if we should put it in a pretty vase, as centerpiece for a lovely afternoon tea.

It's supposed to be creamy white with yellow undertones, by the way, but surprise! It's yellow in the center, as you can see. That's okay, because the frilly yellow petals remind me of Curly, my Nana's canary. *smiling at the thought*

Edited at 2012-03-28 08:34 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: boreal_owl
2012-03-28 09:09 pm (UTC)

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I like the two-toned effect. Very unusual.
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:07 pm (UTC)

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It doesn't conform to the catalog description, but I like it--a lot. :)
[User Picture]From: sartorias
2012-03-28 10:14 pm (UTC)

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Ooooh lovely!
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:09 pm (UTC)

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I feel like a proud mama, parading around with pictures of her babies. :)
[User Picture]From: robinellen
2012-03-29 03:05 am (UTC)

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So lovely ;)
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:10 pm (UTC)

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I was surprised at how different it looks from the catalog copy, but then again, Mother Nature likes to wink at our expectations. :)
[User Picture]From: christine444
2012-03-29 05:01 am (UTC)

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Beautiful. :>)
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:11 pm (UTC)

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So fun to see roses this time of year, isn't it? I'm guessing you've got some growing in your neighborhood, too...
[User Picture]From: christine444
2012-03-30 04:32 am (UTC)

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Yes, we're lucky here in SoCal. :>) I went to the Descanso Gardens for the first time last weekend, and saw tulips, camellias, roses, lilacs, and cherry blossoms.
[User Picture]From: rosefiend
2012-03-29 03:05 pm (UTC)

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What kind of rose is it? Nice foliage for a hybrid tea!! Is it fragrant?

My roses are leafing out but we don't get blossoms until next month (at the earliest)
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-29 06:15 pm (UTC)

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It's called White Licorice. I'm a sucker for fragrant roses, so the catalog copy convinced me I should buy it: "These pastel lemon-chiffon to ivory-white blooms may appear quiet and subdued, but they literally shout their presence with unparalleled perfume - a sweet licorice and lemon blossom aroma that will make you swoon with delight." How's that for good writing? :)

Sadly, I must admit that those beautiful leaves are now covered with black spot--victims of our hot/cold, wet/arid temps of late, plus (ahem) the unintentional overwatering of an overly attentive mama. But thanks to good gardening advice from my local nursery and FB friends, I think I've got that under control now. The plants will look better when glossy new leaves replace the diseased ones (please oh please, let that be true). :(
[User Picture]From: papadan
2012-03-30 01:23 pm (UTC)

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And a very lovely blossom it is. The lady bug was protecting the bud so that it can mature to the beautiful flower it is. Just got to love Mother Nature as she puts on the lovely colors just for us.
[User Picture]From: newport2newport
2012-03-31 12:26 pm (UTC)

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It's a yellow(ish) rose for my Texas buddy, PapaDan! Good to see you here again! :)