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Leah Frances 05-18-2011 06:58 PM

Bounty of Roses
 
This is our third year since we planted our rose garden. I harvested today:

http://www.diychatroom.com/members/l...quet-roses.jpg

http://www.diychatroom.com/members/l...et-roses-2.jpg

BigJim 05-18-2011 08:50 PM

Wow, those are beautiful, I would sure be proud of flowers that pretty.

A strange thing happened to one of our roses, last year these roses were red, this year they are yellow. I wonder how that happened.

DrHicks 05-18-2011 09:27 PM

Beautiful!

Leah Frances 05-18-2011 10:11 PM

Not too bad for a bunch of bare root stock roses from walmart for $6 a piece.

DrHicks 05-19-2011 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 650735)
Not too bad for a bunch of bare root stock roses from walmart for $6 a piece.

Oh great. Now we're going to have to have a HUGE debate about the fact that WalMart sucks... :)

Anyway, the roses are beautiful! Way to go.

gma2rjc 05-20-2011 07:17 AM

They're beautiful Leah! What a great deal you got! Thanks for posting the pics.

Ya gotta love WalMart!

Barb

amyevans 06-01-2011 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jiju1943 (Post 650677)
Wow, those are beautiful, I would sure be proud of flowers that pretty.

A strange thing happened to one of our roses, last year these roses were red, this year they are yellow. I wonder how that happened.

Did some research on that and found this:

'Thereís two possibilities. The first is that the red rose is due to spontaneous mutation in whatever founder cells gave rise to that particular branch of the tree. Thatís always possible, though I believe red is dominant over white, and so white is probably a loss-of-function trait and thus isnít likely to spontaneously revert to red flowers. A more likely explanation is that your plant was produced via a graft of two different types of rose plants, one red and one white. Grafting is a common technique and may result in a plant that is genetically non-uniform (including, even, different species of plant)'

That seems to be your answer :)

Scuba_Dave 06-12-2011 07:09 PM

I only have one rose bush that grows - 2nd one died
My roses are not even close to the size of yours
Very nice


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