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most recent 16 NOV 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 NOV 20 by HubertG
That's very impressive for winter, Cliff! I see this rose in nurseries here in Australia as 'Melinda Gainsford' and I had paid no real attention to it but might take a second look if it performs that well in a Californian winter. The foliage looks dense and healthy too!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 NOV 20 by Cliff
Of all of the roses I've grown, this is right up there among the most impressive. However, I should stress that this rose is grown on fortuniana rootstock, which has been shown to produce the most vigorous, healthy, robust rose plants here in the desert, where summers are intensely hot. I know that Bob Martin, current President of the American Rose Society, has used this rose in his hybridization activities and speaks highly of it. Visitors to my garden find it hard to believe that it's just one rose plant, given the number of canes and blooms that it seems to have virtually year 'round.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 16 NOV 20 by HubertG
Thank you. It seems to have not too many thorns either. I'll put it on my shortlist!
most recent 7 APR 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 APR 20 by Flore
Cliff, do you still have this gorgeous rose?

Thank you!

Reply #1 of 2 posted 7 APR 20 by Cliff
Sorry, but I haven't grown this rose in several years.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 7 APR 20 by Flore
O, ok !

Thank you for your answer!
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most recent 20 DEC 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 19 DEC 18 by Patricia Routley
Cliff - could your rose have been ‘Reine des Violettes’? As ‘Souvenir de Wootton’ was said to be the first American hybrid tea, it is quite an important file and we need to tidy it up. Please see Darrell’s comment of June 7, 2017 in the ‘Souvenir de Wootton’ file. If you agree, you should reassign the photo.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 20 DEC 18 by Cliff

I've deleted the photo as I have no way to know whether the bloom is 'Reine des Violettes' at this point. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Reply #2 of 3 posted 20 DEC 18 by Patricia Routley
A pleasure Cliff. My regards.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 20 DEC 18 by Cliff
And mine to you as well. All good wishes for the holidays and year ahead!
most recent 22 SEP 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 SEP 18 by UrbanRoseMan
So glad to find your new garden Cliff. Always wondered what you were up to after closing Eurodesert. Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 SEP 18 by Cliff
Thanks for your kind comment. My garden continues to decrease in size each year, I'm afraid. It's become more and more difficult to maintain a large rose gardens as the years advance (in terms of my age) and as the long, hot desert summers continue to get worse year after year.
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