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Why not talk about roses?

  1. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    They are nice & sweet, velvety...........lovely.

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      but you always get a prick, every time

  2. BRIAN SLATER profile image84
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    Do you mean the ones that come covered in chocolate with all different centres smile

  3. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    Real roses....the pink, red, yellow kind.

  4. BRIAN SLATER profile image84
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    just joking donot fear- I have some pale pink ones still in bloom in my front garden and the scent is very subtle, I can't resist having a smell of them every time I go out.

  5. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    They come in many different colours and shapes
    They frequently smell great
    They remind me of a warm summer day
    They have nasty, sharp thorns!

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3963484.jpg

  6. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    I thought you were speaking of your woman smile  lol lol  Hey all things beautiful have to have thorns to protect them... nature's wisdom!!
    Beautiful roses Timorus.. .. thanks for sharing!

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wasn't thinking of it that way..I see what you mean though lol

  7. willtiti88 profile image56
    willtiti88posted 6 years ago

    I have beautiful collection of roses.


    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/3977438_f248.jpg

  8. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    The deer come every other month or so and eat the roses - all except for the one white rose which has some white sage planted in front of it - they don't eat that one and so the sage is doing its job, they really hate it- must get more sage for the other poor babies who get chewed down to their thorns.  Soon when the winter rains come the deer go away and leave the roses alone until spring - this year I really will put in more sage.

  9. Stevennix2001 profile image84
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/3967179_f248.jpg

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      this is an example of the things Stevennix does in the forums which are probably the very things that make people hate hime so much! big_smile

  10. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Wow! Steven, that is so cute.. ..makes a pretty picture and it sure made my day!!  Thank you!!

  11. willtiti88 profile image56
    willtiti88posted 6 years ago

    This is another collection.
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3989996_f248.jpg

  12. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    wow!! awesome... I like your profile picture too.. oh my god.. I can't  read your name..wil...88.. have a great day!!

    1. willtiti88 profile image56
      willtiti88posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. I have really good collection of roses in my garden.


      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/3996895_f248.jpg

      1. sofs profile image85
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome too!! that blood red heart.. oohhh! Just crazy about all things beautiful and roses are, they really are!!!  Welcome to HP  smile

  13. tmoll99 profile image58
    tmoll99posted 6 years ago

    Love the yellow ones

  14. A la carte profile image59
    A la carteposted 6 years ago

    More than anything I love the scent of roses on a warm summer day...somewhere private eating strawberries with someone I care about..as close to paradise as I can imagine.

  15. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Did you know that most types of roses are edible, assuming they are grown in 'organic' type settings (so no pesticides and such that could harm us). I have eaten roses with a very spicy taste. It seems that taste comes down to the colour more then anything.

    Funny thing is today we look at flowers as being pretty but otherwise somewhat useless. There was a time when your garden was your pharmacy, the things you grew were usually edible and or medicinal.  So much knowledge has been lost sad (or at least forgotten, lost to the masses really)

  16. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    @Kirsten In India there is a special variety of Rose called an Edward rose, a pale pink one , with such a heady fragrance, used as in Ayurvedic medicine. The petals are dried in the shade mixed with honey and kept in jars all year long.. this is given to children and women who are anemic.
    They extract an essence from water in which the petals are left and vaporized, this vapor is collected as rose water and is used in cooking especially the Indian delicacy called Rosagullas!! a fine milk sweet floating in a thin syrup of sugar and a liberal dash of Rose water!
    The are not just pretty things, you are right!

    1. kirstenblog profile image75
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds interesting smile thanks for sharing that

  17. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Roses are red, my love, voilets are blue.......

  18. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    And How are you? smile

  19. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    In England we once had a war of the roses. It was not two opposite sides throwing roses at each other or even about roses. smile

    It was simply that the two sides that the two sides that did battle: the supporters of Lancaster and York had red and white roses as symbols. It was called The War of the Roses and took place in the 1400's.

  20. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    When growing roses in your garden:

    when an old rose bush dies you cannot plant a new one in the same place.

  21. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Never heard of this..you cannot plant a new one in the same place.. any particular reason why?

  22. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    It is known as rose sickness and it is thought that it is a result of a fungi that lives in the soil. The old rose is unaffected but the new one does not thrive. A way around this is to remove 2' of soil around the area and put new soil in where you wish to plant the new rose.

    However some people say this 'disease' does not exist and I have never tested this myself.

    thinking about it, maybe it is something we only have a problem with in the UK, if it is caused by a fungi it might like our weather conditions here.

  23. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    I suppose it comes from the fact that spores that create 'black spot' on the rosebush leaves, live in the soil at the base of the plant.  If you don't remove all the black spotted leaves (especially fallen ones) before the rose bush goes dormant (or before spring), the spores will over-winter in the soil, and re-emerge when summer rain splashes them back up onto the leaves.  This kills the leaves, and without enough leaves..no photosynthesis, and the plant dies. 

    A nice, deep mulch will keep the fungus from getting splashed back up on the leaves, or you can spray the leaves every 2 weeks in the summer with a fungicide.

    I would think a good fungicide will kill enough spores, that planting a new plant in it's place, along with plenty of new soil should work fine.  You need to inspect the roots of the dead rosebush for signs of mold (a white powder) when you dig it up.  If that's the case, you may need to remove more soil, and dispose of it.

  24. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    2uesday and Timorous thanks for that input sounds like a good explanation.. wow are you a gardener Tim.. ?

    1. timorous profile image93
      timorousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why yes my dear..whenever I can.  You saw my Beautiful Garden hub didn't you?  I figure I at least had a hand in helping the flowers be the best they can.  However nature repays the favour many times over.

      Cheers. smile

      1. sofs profile image85
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Tim, you sure sound like one passionate gardener.. I thought that your beautiful garden had more of you parents effort...looks like I was wrong,...  to quote Keats  a thing of beauty is a joy forever!! and well maintained  gardens truly are.. smile

  25. Dave Pinkney profile image69
    Dave Pinkneyposted 6 years ago

    Check out the list of hybrid tea roses at this website:
    http://www.gardeninginfozone.com/list-o … -tea-roses

  26. willtiti88 profile image56
    willtiti88posted 6 years ago

    This is also a rose plant.Its called moss rose plant.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4066873_f248.jpg

    1. Surfraz profile image60
      Surfrazposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      nice color

  27. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/3446419_f248.jpg


      here is rose photo for sofs.

    I have only three roses in my present garden at one time I had a massive Albertina rose; it was a love hate relationship.

    I loved the flowers but hated pruning it as it was so vigorous that even being cautious I always got scratched by it.

    I once had an American pillar rose which was very well behaves, a good one for training.

    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks 2uesday!! Love it!!  I just saw this!

  28. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Hey we call them Table roses out here, we grow them in small pots on window sills.. actually in a wide variety of colors and they are so easy to grow.. and make beautiful center pieces on the table if grown in small ornamental pots.

  29. willtiti88 profile image56
    willtiti88posted 6 years ago

    look at this picture.This is desert rose plant.
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  30. willtiti88 profile image56
    willtiti88posted 6 years ago

    Merry Christmas to all
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  31. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

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    Merry Christmas everyone!!

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  32. Photography7777 profile image60
    Photography7777posted 6 years ago

    Here are some yellow & pink ones ...

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  33. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    I just bought a whole lot of roses and gave them to my work colleagues.  They loved them and it really lifted spirits.

  34. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    why not knowing some information too, it's a bit of self promoting but you rose lovers will enjoy the read rose color meanings

  35. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

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    marigold, I love yellow colored flowers.  Somebody sent these flowers to me..


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    1. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't it so lovely to receive flowers?  I always feel especially blessed when someone gives me flowers.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yes it is, the thought counts and the flowers are lovely..Take care there travelespresso....

      2. sofs profile image85
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I  love receiving flowers anytime , I guess there are very few people who do not... smilesmilesmilesmile

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          oooopssss travelespresso is typing also LOL,

          @sofs, your flower avatar is beautiful too

          1. travelespresso profile image80
            travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol - better three answers than none at all!

  36. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    I took this photo in Sapa - Vietnam.  The colors of the roses from there are absolutely amazing - so bright and clear.
    Enjoy.

    Hmm - tried to add the photo but it didn't work.  Ideas anyone.  I tried to upload it from my desktop - is that the problem?
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4310473_f248.jpg

    Ah here it is - Thanks so much PDH - I was far too impatient lol

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hi travel, try it again from desktop, i waited for like one minute...

  37. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    they are beautiful and bigger, nice I love those flowers and the yellow ones are my fav

  38. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Do you know after all this time here I don't have a clue how to post a pic to the forum?

    My favorite rose of all time is a hybrid tea called 'Alexander'. I don't have a photo of it anyway...

    1. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks PDH.

      Izzy - this was the first time I posted a photo and you just use the little camera button beside formatting.  Its VERY easy - I just didn't wait long enough for it to upload.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well thanks guys - I'll give it a go with an Alexander piccie I found on the web ..

        http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4310518.jpg

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Izzy they make it easier for us, just hit the post reply then there is an icon of a camera on the right side, then upload form your desktop,,,

    3. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Izzy,

      It's actually really simple now that HubPages has installed a picture posting link on the forum threads. You no longer require to learn the "Command" needed to do it.

      Check out, after you hit reply(post reply) and look for the "Camera" icon next to the bottom right of the white box to type into.

      Click on the "camera", and it should give you three options. Click on the option you want and tell the computer what to do, where to get it and it will post the picture for you with the proper commands. Then hit submit post. smile

  39. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    these are for you prettydarkhorse, love from Bangladesh, happy holidays


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    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey you meano Shuvo  whaty about me...................sad roll

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Sofs,

        Here you go? tongue smile


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        1. sofs profile image85
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are sweet Cags smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile ;Dbig_smilebig_smilebig_smile:  Thank you!!
          where have you been ..did not see you for some time now? Please don't tell me you were banned again!!!!!!!

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No I wasn't banned. I've been cutting down on my posts. As I've stated in another thread, when I reach a certain point, I'm done here.

            And, well, I'm almost there. lol

            1. sofs profile image85
              sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That is better...  Good you reached 300000 posts already......you almost forced yourself there i guess by that thread..........smilesmilesmile

            2. IzzyM profile image87
              IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Another 87 to go?

              Why did you say you were leaving again?

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Actually 85 now, because I had to respond to your post. tongue

                I have other things I've been neglecting, that need more attention, by giving more attention to those other things, it eliminates my ability to be here. wink

                1. sofs profile image85
                  sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  As long as you are happy Cags all is well.. but do pop in sometimes.. we will miss ya  ...........smile especially the religious folks lol

      2. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We can share the flowers sofs,

        thank you saleheens,  those are lovely yellow flowers -- beautiful..I cant send you flowers it is winter here, LOL..

        1. sofs profile image85
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sure sure PDH ...love ya so I dont mind sharing them with ya.......... smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

      3. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        had to bring these fresh from garden, so it took a little time you know.........

        With love from Bangladesh for sofs



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        1. sofs profile image85
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow!! awesome You are really sweet... nice and fresh and sweet smelling too.. thank you Shuvo!!  smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

  40. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Cags and PrettyDarkHorse too smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're Welcome!


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  41. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

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    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I was making a building lol lol

        1. sofs profile image85
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey there was a spammer and I reported him not ya!!

  42. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    take it don't report
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    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you thank you!!  you are really sweet!

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      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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        1. sofs profile image85
          sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          that is so sweeeet!!  you and your mommy!!  smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

          1. saleheensblog profile image60
            saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile big_smile

            1. sofs profile image85
              sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              More roses for Christmas ???

  43. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    The Peace Rose has always been my favorite:

    http://cindydyer.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/peace-rose-lorez.jpg

  44. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Here's one opened up.....simply beautiful

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1126/1190904871_7ad982808e.jpg

    1. sofs profile image85
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      BEAUTIFUL.. WONDERFUL MOOD EVERYONE IS IN.. CHRISTMAS OR SOMETHIN!!!

  45. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    KCC how are you, love for you from Bangladesh

  46. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    so i am here to talk about roses?

  47. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Leather roses can look pretty cool. smile

    http://leathersupreme.com/leather/leather-rose-6.jpg

    http://leathersupreme.com/leather/leather-roses-by-rose-2.jpg

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  48. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

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  49. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

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  50. sofs profile image85
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    You Guys are Good!!  smile Thanks for all the flowers and Roses... smile

    1. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Love your rose avatar sofs!  It's very pretty.

 
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