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The Roses at Wild Oak

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Six years or so ago I began gardening roses, I'd say it changed my life but that would be so dramatic!!

It changed my life!!

I am now ruled by 250+ of them and I spend most of my time meeting their demands. This is a very rewarding hobby. To care for them, to see them flourish, and then present the world with the "Queen of Flowers," is truly an experience.

Also in the mix is the world of insects that the roses attract. While in San Jose we had a butterfly that was endangered and about to become extinct. When I first started gardening, along came the "Black Spotted" butterfly, about 2 of them. Every year since, their numbers have increased, thanks to the roses and other flowers I have that attract them. What was really awesome is that when I was watering, they would follow me around to pick up the moisture from the water, fabulous. There's nothing left on that property for them, it's basically been mowed down. I hope they found a new place to live and hopefully propagate.

The bees are amazing, watching them up close as they burrow into flowers and buds is a trip. They are so intense that they don't pay any attention to me as I watch. The big black and yellow bumblebees are definitely the fat boys of the garden as they lumber from bloom to bloom.

The Garden is where the soul feels at home.
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Date(s): October 5, 2006. Album by Nancy Littleton. Photos by Nancy Littleton and Bob Worthington. 1 - 42 of 42 Total. 75 Visits.
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"Playboy," all rose pics taken by my son Bob

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"Diana, Princess of Wales"

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"Sunsprite"

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"Fire and Ice"

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Fall Festival, Miniature

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Gold Glow

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"Brandy," Hybrid Tea
Bred by Jack E. Christensen
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Bumblebee on Dahlia

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Voo Doo

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Fire and ice

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Paradise

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Candy Stripe

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Dahlia

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Gaura

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Angelonia

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Rinocula

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Rinocula

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Sterling Silver

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French Lace

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Sunsprite

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Angel Face

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Columbine

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Grand Prize

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Columbine

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Lady X

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Passionate Kisses

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Black Magic

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Bronze Star

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"Disneyland," Floribunda
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary
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Wild flowers at Point Reyes National Seashore

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Wildflower in Pt. Reyes

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An alien creature growing in my garden - actually, it's a Plumeria that I brought home from Hawaii. Very interesting to watch them grow.

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The alien's sister, a little more mature. Who would have thought that you put this cigar shaped plant in the ground and it starts growing little thingys. Those thingys start to become leaves, fascinating.

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i did not realize you had another giant hobby.  how beautiful these flowers are.  thank you for sharing.   

by the way, monty says "hi". dd
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dolores duffin, Fri, 22 Apr 2011 8:01PM
nancy - they are beautiful!
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Laurie Reitinger, Sat, 27 Feb 2010 2:30PM
 
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