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Old Town Novato and some others in bloom now

Posted by fogrose zone 10/sunset 17 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 12, 12 at 22:56

I purchased Old Town Novato at last April's Sacramento Cemetery sale. It's still in a pot waiting to get a bit bigger. I just don't have the resolve to pinch the blooms because when one opens I just want to put my nose in it and keep it there. Am so happy it's blooming for me and it seems to be growing well.

Old Town Novato

Am also posting some other roses currently in bloom in the pot ghetto. All of them are waiting to increase in size a bit before going in the ground. Some surprises as to what's still in bloom.

Belle Amour's last buds have recently opened. What a great rose for part shade and I love the scent.

Belle Amour

I purchased two Mrs Keays Faded Pink Monthlies at Sacramento and they're growing VERY fast. Would appreciate hearing from anyone in California as to what size this rose can get to be as I'm reading about a range from 4-6ft and hope to pinpoint a size.

Mrs Keays Faded Pink Monthly

Madame Boll/Compte de Chambord also is doing well in part shade.

Madame Boll

Salet's flowers sometimes ball but when they open they're beautiful and the buds are spectacular.

Salet

The biggest surprise is that all three plants I have of Alba Maxima are either blooming for the first time or reblooming now!

Alba Maxima

But Figi is the ruling queen in my garden.

Figi, queen of the garden

Diane


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RE: Old Town Novato and some others in bloom now

If those ears were bigger, I would swear that Figi is a reincarnation of my Bogie.

ADORABLE picture!


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Forgot to say: Your Old Town Novato bloom is gorgeous. The others are beautiful too.


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  • Posted by fogrose zone 10/sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 13, 12 at 12:26

Thanks organic tosca, glad you like the photos.

Diane


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Diane, Old Town Novato took my breath away; what a sumptuous rose. I can just imagine the fragrance. Figi at the end was a delightful surprise. Since I lost my beloved cat last August my arms just long to hold one. Figi would be a perfect candidate. Roses are wonderful but they can't purr.

Ingrid


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But a cat, in a garden, is perfect.

Thanks, too, Diane, for the images of roses I can't grow well here. That's a treat.
OTN, of course, can't be beat ... :-)

Jeri


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They are all very beautiful, favorite was Old Town Novato :)


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  • Posted by fogrose zone 10/sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 13, 12 at 20:45

Glad you're all liking the photos and Figi is purring that you like her too. So sorry about your cat, Ingrid.

Old Town Novato is indeed a heart stealer. I really hope it makes it's way into more widespread commercial offering.

Jeri, I'm assuming it's the Albas that you can't grow. I have a theory about why Albas and Gallicas are growing in my garden that I'll post later as another topic.


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But a cat, in a garden, is perfect.

And even better, in someone else's.

Suzy - who has lost her best propagator to a permanently lolling and anti-social CAT


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