Rose Care Day

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Today was Rose Care Day. Rich helped me fertilize, then I sprayed. It felt really good to spend the morning outside in the yard. There were plenty of birds out and we saw/heard cardinals, mockingbirds, house finches, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, and mourning doves (the usual summer crowd). This evening I did not take my camera […]

Backyard roses

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The backyard roses have all burst into bloom and they are absolutely gorgeous!  The blooms are a bit late this year, due to the cold weather.  But it was worth the wait.  I went outside and took a series of pictures, then used Photoshop Elements to merge them together into a panorama.   The only thing […]

First Place Roses!!

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Peter and Carla are very good mail delivery people.  While we were on vacation, they delivered the American Rose magazine containing the results of this year’s rose photography contest.  Guess what?  Two of the three photos that I submitted won!! My ‘Nancy Reagan’ rose took first place in the Hybrid Tea category: After I came […]

Peace, dude

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My ‘Peace’ rose has begun blooming for the spring.  It’s fun to see the leaves all glossy and healthy, and the color of the rose is deeper (I guess because of the cold weather?)   The yellow and pink hues are more vibrant in April than any other time of the year.