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most recent 2 NOV 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 NOV 13 by Blue Zinnia
Chris, this is one of the most fabulous rose photos I've ever seen. What an eye you have!!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 NOV 13 by Chris51
Thanks very much! Here are some more with the intense light source and some "normal" ones.

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/guest.php?tab=9&qn=4&qc=0
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most recent 14 SEP 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 13 SEP 13 by paul_zone5ct
Stunning photo. How big are the flowers?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 14 SEP 13 by Chris51
Hi there, Paul. Thanks for the comment! Flowers of the first flush are usually 1.5 to 1.75 in across and a bit smaller later in the season. I have to admit that this was one of the first 3 blooms and I had great hopes for more stunning HT like mini blooms. Alas, not one bloom that i've seen since then has been as flawless as this one. That being said, it has done very well in the large container on my south facing deck. Unfortunately, here in BS hell (Vancouver, canada) it has to be sprayed.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 SEP 13 by paul_zone5ct
Thank you!
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 14 SEP 13 by Chris51
Your inquiry inspired me to clean up a few new photos of "Work of Art" and post them. This includes a whole plant view at the end of year 2.
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most recent 6 JAN 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 JAN 13 by Chris51
I'm in a soggy Zone 8 (Vancouver, Canada) and from year one this rose has been vigorous beyond belief. After four years the only thing that seems to stop it from growing taller is that at 8 ft (2.4m) I just ruthlessly prune it in spring. The pictures I've included over the last couple of years show it successfully holding its own midst an equally vigorous Warsaw Nike clematis. (Note the photo showing the canes in early spring. It gives a idea how this rose branches) It is continuing to throw out aggressive basal breaks that have to be roped in, and then the apex explodes with a witches broom of small and medium branches that bear huge (weighty) trusses of blooms. Support is absolutely necessary or the canes will break off. The result is a tough-as-nails yet pretty climber that seems impossible to discourage. Deadheading is easy, just wait till a whole spray is done with and cut off way back to the original prune joint if needed. My suggestion if you want a bulletproof climber that can take abuse is to try this one but give it a lot of tough love when pruning time comes along or it will take over.
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most recent 31 AUG 10 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 31 AUG 10 by Jay-Jay
Beautifull picture(s)!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 AUG 10 by Chris51
Thanks!! If you'd like to see more of my photos, click on the "cwt" of the "photo courtesy of..." and then click on "my photos". Cheers.
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