I better go find a big, wide mouthed vase. ;-)
Give me a break! I barely finish reading the thread comparing lavenders and I'm greeted by one with another embarrassment of blooms!I This bouquet has stolen my heart with its mixture of maturity and sweetness. The scent must be amazing. It's wonderful you were able to revive the CIs and help them reach their potential. They all look so happy! ; )
Wow, wow, wow
Maybe it’s my ranch-y roots, but I actually like the look of the prepping bucket of blooms, where I just throw them in to prepare, better sometimes than the arranged vase!
I think I need a big vase shaped like a bucket! ;-)
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That happens to me sometimes. I like the way they look in the bucket and I just transfer them exactly that way into a large vase. But the watering can is just plain cute.
Beautiful combination Cori Ann, so many blooms. I was wondering how many CI bushes you have?
Sara Ann the blooms there are from 2 Chrysler Imperial bushes, but I have 8.
Oh my!!! Amazing and beautiful!!! :)
Gorgeous roses of course, but I see your sea statice is doing well too!
Thank you! Yes the sea statice is doing well in pots for me. I really like adding it to bouquets. Thank you so much for the inspiration to try it Fragrancenutter!
Oooh, mouthwateringly (is that a word?) gorgeous. I would love one of these for dinner, the blooms look so luscious. I like both containers, too. Does CI have a scent? What a rose! Diane
Cori Ann, PS--is your sea lavender/statice grown from those seeds I sent you? You have made great use of them, and every time I see the sea statice in one of your bouquets, I turn a dark shade of envy green, and tell myself I should have tried growing it, even if it would be an annual here. That stuff is just wonderful and has the most stunning color. Diane
Diane I’m sad to say the sea statice seeds didn’t come up. :-/ Either my soil is too acidic or the birds got them. I bought starter plants and put them in pots when my little seeds failed. I’m sorry! Thank you so much for sending them though. The gilia you sent me DID come up and seems very happy!
Chrysler Imperial has a very strong scent. It’s one of the things it’s most known for. It’s also a heat lover. :-)
Cori Ann, I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm not surprised--probably birds. I'm sure the quail would have eaten every seed I sowed. I do have some things coming up from seed, but those seeds were sown away from the quail hangouts. I meant to tell you I got a kick out of the gilia. It's a funny little flower. I wish I'd gotten Chrysler Imp instead of Rouge Royale last year. It's available locally--or was. I'm enjoying all your amazing roses and companions--especially the climbing pinkie on the umbrella trellis. I want that! My Colette starting blooming May 15 which shocked me. I thought it would be another week or two. She's a monster this year. If you ever want some of those Lauren's Dark Grape poppy seeds, let me know. The birds don't like those seeds. Diane
Beautiful as always Cori-Ann! I love the watering can as vase.
Sheryl, I love what you have going on in your yard. The boulders are fab. We are on a search for the big boys this weekend, hoping to get one big enough to cover up our heat pump.
Your roses are off th o a good start. It is going to be beautiful.
Cori Ann, no wonder CI has remained so popular, what a beautiful rose and the fragrance is the best. And you have 8, are they all together or are they spread around your yard?
Hi Sheryl. Your Raspberry Cream Twirl is off to a great start. Have you tried starting a thread on the rose forum asking your question? You will get lots of great answers and lots of help that way. :-)
When you do that, you may also want to include your general location or climate info, since growing roses has so many local nuances in each of our climates. Here in the inland Bay Area of CA, it gets very hot and dry. Raspberry Cream Twirl seems to handle the heat really well in my yard. It also gets HUGE. It is a vigorous climber here. The canes tend to go straight up, so I tie them all laterally. It grows very fast, so that’s a lot of tying! It’s almost thornless though so it’s not hard at all. It is definitely going to need those wires soon, so hopefully you hubby can get that done quickly!
I don't fertilize here, but that’s only because my soil is very rich. I don’t spray anything for diseases or pests, but that’s because I like to have a permaculture/organic garden and it’s not hard to have that in CA. I defioliate it in the winter because roses don't defoliate on their own or go dormant here.
I would start a new thread asking some of the additional questions so everyone can chime in, help, and give you some local advice pertaining to growing roses in your area. :-)
Looking good Sheryl May!
Again nice bouquets Cori Ann!
Sheryl your hill looks mighty steep and long, even in those photos! My experience with Raspberry Cream Twirl will probably be a little different than yours in Bavaria since it rarely goes below freezing here, even in the winter. We get a couple frosts in the early mornings during January, but never any snow. It will probably still grow vigorously for you, it just might have a longer season here to grow more. You also probably wouldn’t need to defoliate it or force dormancy since the weather will do that for you in the winter.
You can see how yours is already growing long canes, so the sooner your hubby can get those wires up the better! You will probably want to tie the main canes laterally along the wires, but if you tie some of the lateral canes on the wires too it will probably be fine. The lateral canes can get REALLY long too. If you have more questions about it, maybe try starting a new thread so everyone can see it and help you out! :-)