Thursday, August 2, 2012

Made Me a Liar!

I wrote a post about Carefree Beauty (here) in which I commented that this rose was one of my favorites, although I noted that there was one thing that kept this rose from being truly wonderful - repeat bloom.  She didn't have one.

Well, there was some repeat in the fall.  But no blooms in the summer.  Nada.  Nothing.  Zip.

But, this year Carefree Beauty has made me a liar!  She has bloomed all summer long.  All summer long!

Bloom after big, beautiful bloom.


All summer long.


What has changed?  Why is she blooming all summer now?  Maybe because I've moved her to where she gets more sun.  Maybe because she's finally settling into her new home.


Maybe she just wanted to make a liar out of me!

59 comments:

  1. What a lovely bonus and surprise Holley!

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    1. We all need those at times, don't we? :)

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  2. I think roses have moods--Don't take it personally. I love the blooms!

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    1. haha - You're right! Some of my roses can be quite moody! :)

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    1. I love the color, too. And the blooms and nice and big! I really do love this rose.

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  4. Maybe it just took enough years to mature to give you repeats. Sure is pretty.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. It's several years old - probably around 6 or so. But, I know some roses take that long to finally get happy!

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  5. Holley, your rose liked a new place, I had one the same.

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    1. I think it does like its new place. Where it was before, it had to reach toward the sun. Still beautiful, but a little sad looking, too. It's much happier here.

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  6. Well then that is a wonderful surprise. We love those. LOL!

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    1. Yes, we do! We never know how the plants are going to react!

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  7. Yippy yahoo.....don't you love surprises? Beautiful shots of a beautiful rose!

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  8. Don't you just love these surprises in the garden! Obviously she's just happy at last.

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    1. And what a nice rose to have finally happy. Even without repeat blooms, I loved this rose. Now I love her even more!

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  9. Great to be proven wrong sometimes!

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    1. Yes, if I'm going to be proven wrong, this is how I want it done! :)

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  10. Plants are the darndest people --- so perverse, with ideas of their own. But what a nice perversion your rose is showing, blooming so well and so long! (And so sweetly pink).

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    1. It's almost as if they have a mind of their own! ;)

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  11. Beautiful! I have to love a rose that blooms all summer; also love the name!

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    1. The name was why I bought her in the first place. And she really is quite carefree, and a beauty.

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  12. I don't care how mean-spirited she is, deliberately making a liar of your. She's definitely a beauty!

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    1. It's like she did it on purpose - making me a liar! I think she read my blog and didn't like what I had to say about her! haha

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  13. Funny! I have plants that make a fool out of me on a regular basis. That is one happy rose! :o)

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    1. Yes, I often feel like a fool in my garden. Plants can certainly be demanding at times!

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  14. I do love that rose; I had her in my last garden. And good for you for successfully transplanting a mature rose which is not all that easy.

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    1. I have a bad habit of transplanting roses - and a lot of times waiting until they are several years old! I have a few I'd like to transplant now, but they are huge, so I may just let them be. I've found that lots of water is imperative when transplanting roses.

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  15. You have proven that being wrong is not always a bad thing. I have this rose as well and she is a beauty. Mine repeat blooms quite nicely as well.

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    1. Glad to hear yours also repeat blooms. I was hoping it wasn't just a fluke. I'll look forward to her blooming every year from now on!

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  16. Nice one, Holley. Always a bonus when a favoured plant does even better than you would hope. Pretty too! Dave

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    1. Yes, it's VERY nice when a plant does better than expected! We gardeners need those little surprises every now and then!

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  17. Your Carefree Beauty is certainly carefree where it is now :-) It is often difficult to know exactly where to put a plant, but they often give us a hint after a while if they are not in the right place. I have moved many plants around even when they were mature, and got much happier plants. Carefree Beauty really is a beauty!

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    1. I have a few I need to move now. Seems like I'm never through moving plants. I guess I'm not a very good planner!

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  18. if it had to make a liar of you, better this way than if you said it was a repeat bloomer and then it didn't! Congrats on the award - well deserved, and sorry about the poison ivy - not deserved at all. cheers, cm

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    1. Yes, that would be disappointing if I thought it was a repeat bloomer, but then it didn't! Thankfully, I didn't know anything about this rose when I bought it. So, I've never been disappointed!

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  19. Well glad she made a liar out of you - what a nice cheerfully bright pink rose!

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    1. I'm glad she made a liar out of me, too! :)

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  20. Hi,

    Beautiful Rose! I love roses and especially love ones with brilliant repeat blooms :)

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    1. I tend to look toward repeat blooms, too. I'm not in the climate where once bloomers do much good for me.

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  21. Sometimes it's nice to be proven wrong...she is a cracker! x

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    1. I was shocked when she started blooming again - and again - and again! Felt like I needed to set the record straight!

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  22. too funny..these roses are definitely princesses until they know we mean business or we call them out...

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    1. They're a little like computers! Once they figure out we mean business, they straighten up!

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  23. Roses are like that, aren't they? This one is beautiful, and I am glad you didn't get rid of it. You must have a lot of patience...

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    1. I loved it even when I thought it was a once bloomer. I just love those big floppy blooms!

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  24. An even bigger reason to love this rose! It must be quite happy with you and yes, maybe just to prove you wrong it decided to repeat bloom.

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    1. haha - Wish I could get some of my other plats to prove me wrong! :)

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  25. Too hard on yourself Holley, just happens that you were mistaken.

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    1. I'm mistaken quite a lot in the garden. I guess I'll never quite learning!

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  26. Lovely, Holley! I'm envious! My Roses were long-gone for the season back in early June. I had planned to plant new Rose bushes this summer, but I'm glad I didn't because of the drought. Enjoy!

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    1. Last year was hard because I didn't get to plant many roses due to the drought we were having at that time. But I made up for it this spring! I hope you get rain soon. That's never a good thing to go through.

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  27. I'm guessing the sunshine made it happy. My roses try to bloom all summer long but they are their best when the temp cools down. They are much like me... don't like temps in the 90's.

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    1. Mine have been blooming even in our 100+ degree weather we've been having this year! I can't wait to see what they will do when the weather cools just a bit!

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  28. I wish yours would talk to mine...it has had all of one bloom all summer, and its thinking about eeking out another. Does well in the spring, and well in the late fall, but so far, it just utterly STOPS all growth May-Sept. I'm hoping like yours, it will some day just come around to the fact that its hot in the summer.

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    1. That's exactly what mine used to do. I hope yours will decide to bloom for you one summer, too!

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  29. Hahaha...that's awesome :-) At least it is proving you wrong in a beautiful way :-D

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    1. That's the best way to be proven wrong! :)

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  30. I begin to understand the fascination of roses--they're just so unpredictable! Between wondering which one will bloom first in spring, and whether they'll play mind games with you in summer, every day is an adventure.

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    1. You're right Stacy. Roses can be a challenge, but I've always loved a challenge. They definitely aren't like other plants that either like your area/garden or not. Roses are a bit more individual - there's usually at least one rose right for every garden. And there may be several that aren't! :O

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