Category Archives: Tropicana

Shovel Pruning Is Hard For Me

Shovel Pruning…. I swore when I began growing roses that I would never do it. It seems like such a cruel thing to do. The more roses I add, the more I have come to realize that some just will … Continue reading

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Day 6 – National Rose Month

Tropicana Makes A Comeback I have been quite worried about this rose. It holds a special place with me having been the rose that won for me my very first blue ribbon.  An early spring with rains and damp weather covered this … Continue reading

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>Wordless Wednesday – "Tropicana" – Hybrid Tea

> I purchased this rose from WalMart in June of 2009. They were about to throw it away. I persuaded the clerk to sell it to me for $1.00 November 27, 2010 November 20, 2010 May 2010 Birmingham Rose Show

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>Blooming Friday

> A few blooms from my garden: Golden Celebration – David Austin Roses Zinna from seedI planted yellow and purple this year. Zinna from seed Dream Come True Dream Come True One of my favorite roses Social Climber From the … Continue reading

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>My Rose Show Results – Birmingham Rose Show 2010

> Do you ever go somewhere expecting nothing to happen, and then everything happens? So it was at the Birmingham Rose Show today. I had a few blooms and two bright ideas for arrangements to take to the show, with … Continue reading

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>Spring Pruning 2010

>After spending the weekend pruning other people’s roses, I began to prune my own today. I prune roses this week in particular for a reason. It takes about 60 days for most roses to develop into a bloom and I … Continue reading

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>Halloween Blooms

> Here it is, All Hallows Eve and we still have roses. Mild temps and a lot of rain have kept the roses growing this year. We are still seeing a few nice blooms. Most become water logged before ever … Continue reading

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>$1 Roses

> Tyler and I were at Wally World late yesterday and I noticed they had reconfigured their “parking lot” garden center. I went in searching for markdown roses and round a buggy full of potted roses sitting in a corner. … Continue reading

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