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Fooled my husband

Posted by buford 7 NE GA (My Page) on
Sat, May 24, 14 at 13:02

My Fragrant Cloud gave a valiant effort to overcome the horrible winter, but eventually gave up. It was never a robust plant. But it was one I decided I could not live without. So when a local nursery had a $10 sale for 2 gallon roses, I went. Most of the roses were Tropicana and something called Intrigue, which I'm not familiar with. But I managed to find one Fragrant Cloud, one Chrysler Imperial (which I've always wanted), one Oklahoma (had it, didn't make it through it's first winter) QE and a rose called Europeana, which I just saw at a show and loved.

I don't have spots for the other ones yet, but last week I dug out the old dead Fragrant Cloud and planted the new one in the same spot.

Today my husband was out on the porch and observed the front bed. 'Wow, Fragrant Cloud really came back strong!' he said. I didn't say a word.

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RE: Fooled my husband

Yep, lol!

RE: Fooled my husband

That's so funny. Many husbands (mine included) are endearingly oblivious to any but the most major features of the garden. I'm sure I could change the majority of the roses (if he weren't the one who digs the holes) and he'd never know the difference. Having said that, he still admires the beauty of the garden as a whole, and loves the enjoyment and thrill it gives me.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sat, May 24, 14 at 20:36

Lol, I love it, Buford!!! Good for you!

I have to say my Fragrant Cloud hasn't been very vigorous either. To my great surprise it did survive this awful winter though. And where it was only a one cane wonder last year it now has three nice new basal shoots!

I have nearly all the roses you got except Europeana, which I've see and it is lovely, and I think you made some great choices. All oldies but goodies!

RE: Fooled my husband

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 18:16

Well, we won't tell him. ;^)

RE: Fooled my husband

  • Posted by jim1961 6a Central Pa. (My Page) on
    Sun, May 25, 14 at 21:36

Shame on you.... LOL

RE: Fooled my husband

I remember doing something similar with a Peace rose years ago! But now he is a total enabler and doesn't say a word if I say I need a particular rose. Makes life easier!

RE: Fooled my husband

I love your choices. When I was using spray, I had a red and white front garden. I had a circle of white roses, and on the outside of the circle in beds or alone, I had my red roses.

Europeana was outstanding, Chrysler Imperial was also a beauty, and reminded me of my father's garden in Indiana. Oklahoma is also beautiful, but did not like me garden.

I had other colors in the back or side of the yard. I do not remember Intrigue or Fragrant Cloud, but do remember the names.

I think you have some real winners in your roses.


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