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The Mama's Roses

My ABC Wednesday theme: The Mama and Her Authentic
Green Thumbs. . .and Fingers

The Mama loves her roses. They're all over the back yard.  In odd places, such as the middle of her banana grove.


Some of the roses started as branches that she pruned from the roses in her front yard. Others are branches that she pruned from those branches that she pruned from the roses in her front yard.


I'm sure, there are third and fourth and fifth and so on and so forth generations from either the roses in the front or the back yards. Did I confuse you? Let me just say that it's been years since the Mama has planted a new rose bush.


She prunes a branch off one of her rose bushes and sticks it in the ground where ever she pleases. She waters it and that's it. No special food or fertilizer.


The Mama's philosophy: A branch takes and roses bloom, or it does not. But, she always hopes it will. From what I've seen, since I often water the flowers now, her transplants bloom 90 percent of the time.


Today is the letter at ABC Wednesday, a meme began by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt and now managed by a team of wonderful folks led by Roger Green. Click here to read posts by other participants.



Comments

  1. Wow the words 'banana grove' and roses is not one I would have ever expected to hear, or see. Beautiful roses.

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    1. Yeah, I know. I love the Mama's sense of not being concerned of where her roses grow.

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  2. These are beautiful roses and the smells from each one must be enchanting. I love the colour of the first rose-Vibrant red/orange

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    1. This is the first year of this color. I knew they were red at one point, but I don't know if red was the original color. One of these days, I'll look back in my archives.

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  3. Resplendent in their glory beautiful roses in your talented Mama's garden, she sure has a gift, such lovely colours to. I bet they smell divine!
    Thank you for sharing your Mama's roses with us,
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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    1. The fragrance is faint. I've often wondered why. I'm very happy to be sharing the Mama's talent, proud daughter that I am. :-)

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  4. I am amazed one can transplant roses that way...will have to try it♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/rain-ragged-dandelion/

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    1. Hope it works for you, Laurie. I haven't tried it yet.

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  5. Mmmm I can also smell your roses, I love roses too! Mine are not fairing so well here with the drought. me is sad.

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    1. Yes, we're restricted in watering because of the drought. We're allowed two days a week. I think the roses have adjusted.

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  6. Amazing! It must be nice to have a yard full of roses.

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    1. Yes, and geraniums, and fruit trees, and veggies, and whatever else the Mama wishes to try. :-)

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  7. Oops ... must'a hit the wrong button ... here goes again ...

    I'm of the stick-it-in-the-ground-and-see-what-happens school of gardening. Roses don't do too well here on Widder island though. Too humid wet and humid I suspect.

    I love the rampant colours on the Mama's. :)

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    1. Blogger has been acting weirdly these days. Sorry for that. I'm glad you tried again. Maybe the roses would like umbrellas. :-)

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  8. Oh my goodness. How pretty! I love that they're somewhat random throughout the garden :D

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    1. The Mama's randomness keeps her from being rigidly organized, for which I'm thankful.

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  9. Roses are red...(and other colors!)
    lovely

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. Your mum is very talented ! I admire her and you too!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    1. The Mama most definitely is, thank you for saying so, Wil. And, we both thank you for the kind words. :-)

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  11. My grandmother used to tick a branch in the ground and cover it with a glass jar for a bit, sort of like a little greenhouse. I think because we live in a cooler climate but it worked! She had a beautiful garden.

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    1. Your grandmother had green thumbs and fingers, too. I like the image of glass jars in a garden.

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  12. Hi,
    Gorgeous orange roses shining bright! Other pictures of greenery and flowers are soothing.

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    1. I like going out there when it's overcast or at dusk to see bright contrast of the roses with the low light.

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  13. Beautiful ! Roses are one of my favorites!

    Have a nice weekend

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