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You know you've gone too far...

When you place preorders for roses without having any idea of where to put them. I just had Northland Rosarium put me on a reserve list for two David Austin roses for next year: Carding Mill and Lady Emma Hamilton.

Carding Mill:


Lady Emma Hamilton:


Those two look very similiar. XD

I don't why I have such an obsession with yellow, apricot and orange roses. I would never choose those colors for my clothes or home decor. Orange used to be my most hated color, but now I don't know...maybe I find it appetizing. I also love blush pink roses, and if they didn't show insect damage so much I'd love white, too. The only color I'm not really attracted to in a rose is red...but then again, I planted two red roses this year.

My favorite color is actually blue. As of lately, though, I've been more attracted to color combinations rather than single colors. Like robin's egg blue/cherry red, sage green/dark brown, sky blue/orange, violet/lemon yellow, blush pink/cream, etc.

I'm finding that the coral peonies at least look good paired with either white or fuchsia flowers. Like peaches and cream or peach melba.

Speaking of peonies, the only bud on Salmon Dream balled. ;_; This wet weather has really taken its toll. Sometimes I wonder why we have to choose such difficult plants. Then I look at our happily blooming oriental poppies and remember that for every failure there is a great success waiting to happen...

EDIT: That just reminded me of the one food I used to hate when I was a kid and now love. Orange marmalade! I still hate mayonnaise, though.


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May. 25th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
Ha ha! You've got it bad <3

I swear I'm going to be a good girl and NOT order any more roses for a long while. My garden plans for 2013 involve actually moving 3 roses (Rosa Mundi, Chapeau de Napoleon, and Capitaine John Ingram) to allow for better airflow. I hate moving roses...they often hate it (Souvenir de la Malmaison I'm now officially calling dead after her move 2 weeks ago). Stupid RRD making me paranoid about spacing things out further than I'd aesthetically prefer, ugh.

I still wish I could get:

Pompon Veranda
Penny Lane
Pretty Jessica


(Funny that they're all "P"s, isn't it?)
May. 25th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
Oh, also Tipsy Imperial Concubine...I want her very badly!
May. 26th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
Those are all so pretty! I especially like Penny Lane.

I had thought I would call it quits after this year and just take care of what I have, but I still ended up making space for 'Konigin von Danemark' in the new bed. I just had to tear up more grass. LOL

We haven't had official reports of RRD in CT, but I have a feeling that it's popping up in gardens. We managed to cut down most of the multiflora rose on our property over the past few years, but it comes back with a vengeance!
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