Flowers in Our Garden
We are experimenting with growing roses.  With limited room and experience we are beginning to have some success. I do a lot of shovel pruning adopting those plants out to others that may be more successful with them.
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    Mini Roses, Patio Roses,  and  More Roses!

Our New Backyard

A rose is an argument. It proclaims the triumph of beauty over brutality, of gentleness over violense, of the ephemeral over the lasting, and of the universal over the particular. The same rose bursts into bloom on the North Cape and in the Sahara desert. Alain Meilland

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New Zealand--lots of aroma.
Hardy and still in my front yard.

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Shovel pruned after 3 years.

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Brass Band may not have much aroma but it sure blooms pretty. The plant is now 8 years old and is slowly dying. Time to shovel prune and replace.
I don't know whether nice people tend to grow roses, or growing roses makes people nice. Roland A. Browne

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Stainless Steel  

Adopted out to a new home. Was in a poor location with poor water and soil in my front yard. Very hardy plant with magnificent blooms.

Due to the pressure on the California water systems I have scaled back my roses. My front yard only has 13 rose plants remaining. The yard is being slowly converted to a succulent and draught tolerant garden. But, my back yard is still dedicated to roses as the soil drains well and still is cool and moist. I have more mini and micro mini roses now and fewer hybrid teas. I also now have a few of my own seedlings that have survived with no care or pampering than any other rose I have. I will have pictures of them up soon



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