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8 JUL
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Long Ago Roses July 2023
19 JUN 23
Public
Purchased from Roses Unlimited June 2023
1 gallon, own root

4/18/2024- planted next to Celestical Night and Moonlight in Paris. Surprised how much fragrance it has.
6 JUN 23
Public
Received 2 bareroots of HH from Walmart (National Plant Network). They were really dry looking, so I soaked them for two days before potting. Placed in shade.

6/17- they are both sprouting, but one more so
4/6/2024- Both small plants opened their first bloom on the same day.
18 JAN 23
Public
Damage from Houston's December 2022 Arctic blast. Highs near 80 degrees the day before the acrctic front arrived. 40 mph winds, lows down to 16 degrees, stayed below freezing for two days. No ice, no snow. It has been warm (60s and 70s) ever since, so everything is starting to grow back and it's easier to see where the damage is and who is not growing back at all. I REALLY hope we don't have another major freeze this year or it may finish some of these off.

(Final Updates Added 12/29/2023)

=== Antique Roses

Anna Jung- died back to the ground - Definitely dead
Miss Atwood- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Niles Cochet- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Lady Roberts- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Cole's Settlement- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Edith Perry- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Sophie's Perpetual- definitely dead (potted plant)
Snowbird- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Viridiflora- definitely dead (potted plant)
Georgetown Tea- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
William R Smith- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Lady Pamela Carol- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead

Baronne Henriette Snoy- severely damaged -- recovering
General Schablikine- severely damaged -- limping along
Mme Franziska Kruger- severe damage -- recovering a little
Rosette deLizy- severely damaged- limping along
Safrano- severely damaged- limping along

McClinton Tea- died back to the ground -- recovering (7/5- has died down again) - Definitely dead

Lady Hillingdon- died back to the ground -- recovering well
Anna Olivier Bermuda Mystery Rose- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Comtesse du Cayla- died back to the ground -- Definitely dead
Duquesa- moderate damage -- recovering well
Madame Antoine Mari- severely damaged- recovering very well


=== Modern Roses

Julia Child- died back to the ground -- presumed dead
Oklahoma- died back to the ground - presumed dead
Abracadabra- died back to the ground - presumed dead

Apricot Nectar- died back to the ground - Definitely dead
Spiced Coffee- severely damaged- recovering a little
Celestial Night- died back to the ground - recovering well
Belinda's Dream- severely damaged - recovering well
Liv Tyler- severely damaged - recovering well


I'm still in complete shock that I've lot so many roses to winter cold in the past two years. Nobody protects roses here in Houston, because it's not "supposed" to be needed. I have a big, open yard (with only 1 close neighbor) and those winds sweep right through. So now I'm cutting down whole 10 foot wide rose bushes and hoping they they 1. can grow back and then 2. survive our brutal summer in a weakened state.

After the freak winter storm in 2021 I had a few teas (Rainbow being a notable example) that died back to the ground and tried to grow back a little and even bloomed, only to be finished off by July. I'm hopeful that won't happen here. I didn't dig out any stumps and continue to give water and food, but the roses that I thought were dead, have not made a move at all to challenge that assertion.

Final note 12/29/2023- The following spring/summer were record breaking hot and drought stricken and several of my most injured roses died by September. Comtesse du Cayla, Etoile de Lyon both died despite having regrown a bit in spring.
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