Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More roses

I promise to have photos of other plants besides roses before the week is out!

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This is the David Austin rose "Pat Austin" - beautiful salmon color but the blooms always nod and you have to knell down to see them.
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"Marchesa Boccella" - my favorite rose name.
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"Marjorie Fair" - a "Top 10" rose for sure. Always excellent!
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"Marjorie Fair" is also known as "Red Ballerina". It is related to "Ballerina" but I find that "Marjorie Fair"  isn't as prone to blackspot.
This photo of "Marjorie Fair" was taken last year.
 
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Another David Austin rose that performs really well in our garden is "The Pilgrim". This one needs some room to grow and it can be used as a climber.


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Pat Austin, the rose so stunning that one is required to kneel in her presence.

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  2. Oh wow - I just planted a Marjorie Fair. Yours is stunning - I hope it likes my garden as well! It looks huge! I may not have allocated enough space for it. But maybe it won't get quite so large here since I'm in the north. All your roses are lovely.

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  3. All of them are beautiful, but I'm a sucker for the singles, so 'Marjorie Fair' is my fave :-)

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  4. We have - or had? I have not been back to visit in over a year now - 'Marchesa Boccella" growing in our German garden, the one I puttered around in as a child, which is now rented out...

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  5. well - it's rose season and I hope you keep sending out those beautiful rose pictures.

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  6. I have been catching up on your last few posts, and I am in love with all your roses, especially "Veilchenblau". I must find a place for this one!

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  7. I've never seen a rose quite like that Marjorie Fair, wow! It doesn't even look like a rose to me. Just gorgeous.

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  8. Spurge, this is a rose that you can keep trimmed. It is quite bushy and dense.

    You are right Robin, it doesn't look like a rose does it?

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  9. For all my roses, I don't seem to have these rounded roses...are the called cabbage shaped? I think the Don Juan has the shape but is that the appropriate term?

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  10. Very nice. Phillip, I just use my camera to make the videos and then down to my lap top and use Window Movie Maker to make the videos. It's easy to use and I'm not that bright about such things. Then up load to You Tube. You should do some of your garden. I'd love to see them. Have a great weekend! Carol. Oh! Are ya'll going out to San Fran for the Blogger trip?

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  11. Thanks for the information Carol! No, not going to the SF Blogger's Fling - wish I were. Are you going?

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  12. No, I haven't ever been able to go but maybe one day. I am going out the first week in June to Davis(Sacramento area) for my nephew's graduation. My sister that lives out there just finished her Master Gardener's, so she has found us some gardens to visit. Maybe I can go to one some day.

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  13. Hi Phillip!

    I really should get over there and see them before they're gone. Of course your photography is so good...now if you could only capture the smell.

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  14. Post pictures of something other than roses? Why would you want to do a silly thing like that? I think my favorite rose name is Rev D'Or.

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  15. Rockin' awesome roses and photos! Thanks!

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  16. Your photos are excellent! Gorgeous roses. :o)

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