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I think that "Julia Child" looked a little more orange last year. Just the same, this is a beautiful flower and there are more to come!

For some reason, now that we've discovered the true nature of our mystery rose, it's been shooting out new growth like crazy. I see lots of flowerbuds on both "Silver Shadows" plants. In spite of its reputation as a weak grower, it's pretty robust in our garden. I think that the potted one might be the tallest Buck rose we have.

Kristen and I have vowed to repair "Silver Shadows" reputation. At this point I'm only concerned that it could get thrips. And thrips aren't a disease, are they?



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Jun. 8th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for being so quiet. Life has...not been good lately, and there's no signs of it getting better anytime soon. However, I've been following your thrips problems and really hope they're on the way out, or will be soon.

I also wanted to ask if you could give me permission to use this photo in web design project I'm working on? It's absolutely perfect for it. You will be credited and if you want your Flickr linked on the site as well, I can definitely do that, since a big part of the site is connections and the way the human existance is a tapestry of them.
Jun. 8th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that things haven't been going well for you! I'm not sure if there's anything I can do, but if you just want to talk, please feel free to PM me.

Of course you can use the photo! I'm glad that you like it. It's not so easy to take pictures of roses; the petals are so thin that they always throw the picture out of focus.

It sounds like a very interesting project. I'd love to hear more about it!

I'm not sure if that's a new icon, but I really like the drawing. It reminds me of Deborah Kerr, for some reason. XD
Jun. 11th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I may have to take you up on that. ♥

Roses are nigh-impossible to photograph as well as draw! I give you major props for always taking such gorgeous photos of flowers.

It's a series of interactive shadow boxes that address the cultural impact of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland! The 1932 box needs your rose :D

Thanks! It's a concept sketch from a 1920s-based comic I've had knocking around in my head!
Jun. 12th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
It's no problem! If you ever want to talk, you can either LJ message me or email me at leene at sakuratearoom.com (replace the "at" with "@")

I assure you that any good photo of a rose that I post is a lucky shot. XD

When I tried drawing, the only things I liked to draw were flowers and trees. Unfortunately, I've always had problems with perspective. In the end, I figured that I'd be better off growing them and photographing them than trying to capture them on paper. I really envy people like you who can draw well!

That sounds like a really fascinating project! I always think of the talking flowers when I think of Alice in Wonderland. I'm glad my photo can be of use to you. I just wish the leaves didn't have that stupid white film from the Liquid Fence on them. :O

I really love that concept sketch- it looks so fluid and life-like.

Edited at 2012-06-12 02:22 am (UTC)
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