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Kathy Strong
most recent 13 days ago HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 days ago by Calif Sue
Glitch in the Pm messaging. Someone tried to contact me and was notified that I don't accept PM messages which is not true, I tried to contact her and got the same notification.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 13 days ago by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Apparently it is fixed. Looks to me like the one I just sent with my email addy went through.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 13 days ago by Calif Sue
Yep, all good now!
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GardenCalif Sue
most recent 13 days ago HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 3 JUN by Kathy Strong
Please contact me. Cannot send a PM and I have a question. many thanx. Kathy Strong
xxxxxx@xxxxxcom

[HMF ed - We're sorry but do not allow email addresses in our public posts as it attracts email spammers to the website. Why are you unable to send a PM ? ]
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 14 days ago by Calif Sue
What is your question?
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 days ago by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
.Calif Sue, I wanted to find out if your Sequoia Twist is still behaving as an unstable sport, i.e., putting out the occasional pink stripey bloom, and if so to try to arrange for cuttings. My Sequoia Twist reverted to Sequoia Gold, as have all the other plants that I know of. And many of the people who report to HMF that they grow this variety seem to have become inactive members over the years, but I knew you were around. I grow numerous roses from cuttings for the California Coastal Rare Rose Auction, and I wanted to get this one back in circulation through the auction, and by distributing more plants around in other ways -- it looks to me as if this variety is disappearing, slowly.

[HMF ed. -- I couldn't send a PM because recipient has chosen not to accept PM's, or so the website reports when I tried.]
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 13 days ago by Calif Sue
I just tried sending you a private message and got the same notification, that you opted to not accept them. I have always gotten PM's, my last one was just last month. Some glitch on HMF maybe.
I need to get your email and address so we can arrange something.
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most recent 3 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 MAY by Hamanasu
In Southeast England (cool and mild, zone 8) this rose smells very much like The Doctor and similar to New Zealand (which I think is its grandparent, via Meredith/Chris Beardshaw). It’s a strong but very mellow rose scent, without the slightest touch of tanginess/sharpness/fruitiness, sweet and rich, almost creamy/buttery. There’s no citrus in it at all, not even a hint. The plant has a branching (not bushy) habit, which I quite like. The first bloom this year has been lasting for several days, opening very slowly.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 JUN by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
To my nose, Sugar Moon is the only rose that smells like Ponds cold cream. Reminds me of my late granny whenever I get a noseful.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 JUN by Hamanasu
I’ve never smelt Ponds cream, but I definitely agree that there’s something distinctly like a cosmetic about the scent of sugar moon!
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most recent 29 MAY HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 28 MAY by Maralynn
Please help me identify this rose that I fell in lust with this week. It's from a friend's garden, but she doesn't know what it is. The bush is 5 ft. tall, there are four or five blooms at the end of a long stem. The blossom is 6 1/2 inches across (be still my heart!) and it reminds me of the most blousy, romantic evening gown you have ever seen.
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Reply #1 of 8 posted 28 MAY by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Please add a picture. There are thousands of roses that match your verbal description.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Maralynn
Thanks for the prompt!

Mara
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Reply #3 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Looks like Queen Elizabeth to me.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Maralynn
I think that with blossoms of 6 1/2 inches in diameter, it's perhaps too big to be Queen Elizabeth?
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Reply #5 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
In cool weather QE can get very big. I used to grow it in a marine fog zone in San Juan Capistrano. And looking at the unbloomed sprays on the whole plant pic, those are very characteristic of the manner in which QE usually blooms, i.e., long, wide spaced sprays.
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Reply #6 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Maralynn
Oh! That is so helpful to know. I was told that it has under 50 petals. Does that fit the description of QE?
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Reply #7 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
yes. official description of QE is 38 to 40 petals. Look up Queen Elizabeth on this website and scoot around the photos tab to see more,
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Reply #8 of 8 posted 29 MAY by Maralynn
Do the edges of the petals look different to you from my edges?
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