Monday, April 4, 2016

Roses, roses, roses...

Two of my girlfriends and I went to rose nursery open day yesterday...
There were about 600 different roses, all grown in a dusty paddock in the middle of nowhere...
You could buy a bunch for $12 - we did this as we left...
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Standards...
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This is Soul Sister - I first saw and fell in love with this rose on Babymac Beth McDonald's Instagram account...
I knew I had to have one!
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I have ordered it and will pick it up in July when the bare root stock are ready. $18.70
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Here are just a few of the gorgeous blooms...
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Stunning white beauty...
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Just Joey...
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A view from the far end of the rows looking back to the food stalls etc...
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We left the nursery at 2.30pm and made our way back to Millicent where we decided that we needed refreshment so we went to the pub and had a glass of wine.  More chatting then it was time to go home...
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This was the huge bunch I bought for $12...
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This morning I split them between two vases...
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Stunning!
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I found it unusual that the roses were growing in such lush condition.  Mine are nearing their end after the hot summer and are starting to lose their leaves. The ones at the nursery, and they're in the open air, look to have many months more before that will happen.  Maybe the secret is in the watering, pruning and fertilizing...of which mine may be lacking all three!
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Anyway, I await my Soul Sister rose with great anticipation - I have to find a good spot for it!
Cheers - Joolz xx
































5 comments:

  1. Wow that is awesome and my kind of day out. At that price you couldn't afford not to buy them. They look perfect on your hall stand.

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    1. It was a great day out, only the wine was a bit thin on the ground!

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  2. What gorgeous blooms! I swear that I could almost smell them, and more than a few really grabbed me and said " You NEED me". I'm not that handy with roses - and that's a HUGE understatement - but these pics make me want to try again! I'm glad that you had such an enjoyable day. :)

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  3. I love the standards in particular, Joolz. Beautiful colours.

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