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Old 07-21-2011, 12:23 PM   #21
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Roses are, hands down, my favorite flowers. And I love the white ones best of all.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a spectacular Rose Garden that goes wild every June. If you love roses, you really must see it at least once.

This year one of the board members of my condo pulled up all the ugly bushes in our front yard, and planted a really attractive arrangement of green plants and flowers, including a whole row of rose bushes on each side. So now I get to enjoy our own roses every day. It really does help the world to be a better place.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:22 PM   #22
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I love roses. Not so much growing them, as much as buying them, for my wife, and to gfs' before her and simply to have them in the house.

There was this funny story back in Russia. Usually a groom would come to pick up the bride before getting married with a bucket of flowers. Most of the time, the pictures were taken afterwards, bride would have his bucket of flowers. Well, I was really bad. I knew this lady she was growing most unbelievable roses I have ever seen in my life. If I went to a wedding I would always go to her and pick up the absolutely most beautiful bucket she had. And she had some really amazing roses, oh I guess I already said that, but really, you would not believe what beautiful roses she had. All the brides would take pictures with my flowers instead of their grooms. All the grooms, most of whom, of course, were my friends were super mad and kept promising to beat me up. Good thing I escaped to America.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #23
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Oh no!!!

I had to go again to Walmart today, and I came home with 4 huge potted Knockout roses for $6 each marked down from $17.

As Walmart clearances out the rest of the big potted Knockout roses, I expect to be bringing more home.

Why do you ask? Because I am going to plant them along the driveway and front entrance stairway as a border.

I guess I just can't have enough roses.................
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:10 PM   #24
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Roses

Love them all together and don't care what color. Find that they love bone meal. Also I live in the New england and the best smell is in the spring of wild roses
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #25
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I love adding blue food colouring to the water when I buy white roses. It turns the petals a gorgeous baby blue!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:45 PM   #26
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I am so proud of myself, I am breaking my hand patting myself on the back!

I have resisted the pressure of having Walmart's carpet roses marked down from $12 each to $5 each! And I could have bought 20 of them! I have withstood the pressure to buy for almost 3 whole weeks.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #27
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I bumped up this thread to show the rose garden this year.



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Old 05-05-2012, 05:03 PM   #28
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second only to my beloved orchids! took these pics last year when i was looking after the garden for bolas while he & madge were in croatia/serbia
the grubby hand is mine!!
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Those are lovely Harry!
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Those are lovely Harry!
what? my grubby hands? only teasing leo and the perfume is even better than they look - intoxicating!
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