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The Orange Rose - Growing Roses From Cuttings

In the wild, certain colors of roses are natural, such as white, red, yellow, pink, and variations of those colors occur naturally.  However, even in Roman times, roses were hybridized to achieve certain desired colors and types of blooms.   Thanks to hybridizing, with the exception of the elusive blue rose, mankind and womankind has largely succeeded in achieving roses of many hues, which brings me to the subject of orange roses.

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Out In The Garden -- With Dolores Monet

Without the gardeners out in the gardens, mother nature’s but a wild jungle and sometimes a very tangled one.  There are those gardeners among us, who really know their craft, and also manage to share what they know with others.  They, who also write about gardening, have a lot to say.  They also have a lot to offer when it comes to helping other gardeners.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to Dolores Monet.

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In the broad field of rose culture, past and present, a big question mark stands out. Why is it that the Moss Rose was so universally popular, present in every garden, over a hundred years ago, yet so seldom seen in gardens today? Many a present day rose grower has never seen one. Many more little of the usefulness and the charm of this type of rose.

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In The Rose Garden

Perhaps it’s the sun, or the heady sweet perfume of the garden rose blossoms, because immediately I am taken back to that same time period — when the women of my grandmother’s Blue Rose Society, dreamed an impossible dream — perfecting the first double blue rose.  As a young girl, sitting on the sidelines, while they held their weekly luncheon meetings, I was certain they’d lost their minds or at least were drinking something more than mint julep tea.

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