March roses

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Our roses are really hitting their stride! Here are a few more that are blooming their heads off right now:
    Esperanza.jpg
    This is Esperanza, who I can see from my kitchen window. Very light fragrance, but she makes up for that with prolific blooms.

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    This is a rose given to me by a neighbor. Fragrant, sturdy, and very "bloomy". I call it Marvin's rose after the giver.

    Lady Hillilngdon rose.jpg
    And finally, Lady Hillingdon. White roses are difficult in our climate--they tend to either brown out or ball. Lady has been entirely satisfactory in a semi-shaded spot. She was 7' of satisfactory until I pruned her back to 5'. Light scent and lots of blooms!
    Can you tell I love roses?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    No - not at all Jane. ;) I'm so glad you do though as we get to share them through your photographs. It's just a pity we don't have feel and smell computers.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Eileen, it's not a pity that we don't have a "get pricked by a thorn while admiring a rose" feature on our computers. There would be blood all over the keyboards!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Ouch I never thought of that!! I could always wear thick gloves when roses were shown though I suppose. :headscratch:
     
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    Gorgeous! :)
     

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