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carolyn parker
Lafayette, CA
Carolyn Parker, gardener, author and photographer, shares her everyday world inspired by roses––from pruning and publishing, to cooking and photo sessions.
Interests: roses, gardening, photography, cooking, decorating, reading, blogging
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Make beautiful flower photography with your iPhone using these simple tips using. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Rose Notes
Helpmefind says Chrysler Imperial is a parent of Oklahoma! I love that red rose too but don't have it, luckily my OK is in shade in the afternoon. Great to hear from you
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on Great Red Roses at Rose Notes
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Lovely Isabelle, thanks for that!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on Great Red Roses at Rose Notes
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A mere 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold in the three day period surrounding Valentine's Day this month! Thanks to the ARS, I have the opportunity to share this post with their February newsletter about the great red roses growing in my garden. Hopefully these roses will inspire you. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Rose Notes
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For five years after Miriam Wilkins' passing, we have had the privilege of harvesting roses in what remains of her garden. The property is a wild thing now with no care taken and the few roses that remain are the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Rose Notes
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The garden continues to be in fat bud stage, except for a few Tea roses that are now in full bloom – Monsieur Tillier looked like this yesterday. That's Rouletii overhead. I shot this and all the rest of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Rose Notes
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Last year at Easter, I made posies for a brunch party. Here they are all massed together and ready to go out the door. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Rose Notes
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This little 5-inch bucket of blooms was left at my house after our last flowernotes photo shoot. We needed an interesting combination of garden snippets for our Blushing Copper story on page 86, before we could send flowernotes off to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Rose Notes
Thanks so much Lorraine- I'm so happy to finally post these.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2016 on Pink Rose Memories at Rose Notes
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Imagine an adventurous and hot day in the glorious Sacramento Old City Cemetery Rose Garden shooting hundreds of pictures (this was in April 2015), and then a seventy mile drive home with two best flower friends. It must have been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Rose Notes
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It was the fresh new rose leaves that lured me outside last Sunday. I'd been away for six days and the miracle of spring growth had worked overtime! Rose leaf admiration is a favorite pastime– do any of you feel... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at Rose Notes
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Welcome ARS Newsletter readers and all rose lovers! This is the continuation of an article in which the first half appears in the February 2016 email newsletter of the American Rose Society (the first half is also reproduced mid-way through... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Rose Notes
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The Perle d'Or roses were looking so gorgeous – I thought they might look nice in new container, courtesy of Castlevetrano olives. I liked the graceful, oversized jar the olives came in. I tried them this way and that .... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Rose Notes
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This morning when I opened FB, the first post I saw was Pamela Temple's birthday greeting to Anne Belovich. I remembered the pleasure and privilege I've had photographing the roses in her Stanwood, Washington garden, and thought I better get... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at Rose Notes
sorry about that Julianne, take the rose, with bugs, to your local nursery and see what they have to say. I have no idea. Good luck. Rose Place Garden Design On the webhere. Phone- 925 323-7708 Have you seen my blog?Clickhere. To: carolynparker71@hotmail.com
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2015 on Rose Pests– bad bugs at Rose Notes
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Hi Betty, it's a great time to plant roses, if you have questions, ask your local nursery people.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2015 on Dr. Huey a Rose Sucker at Rose Notes
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When I asked Gregg Lowery suggestions for a good red rose, he opened new learning and the possibilities for a thrillingly sophisticated color/texture story in my garden. He mentioned Madame Antoine Rébé as a possibility. I soon ordered the rose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Rose Notes
Good to hear from you Connie, yes I regard it as a little miracle in the garden.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2015 on Rose Bouquet Gathering of Royalty at Rose Notes
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Oh how I know what you mean, thanks for writing!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2015 on Rose Bouquet Gathering of Royalty at Rose Notes
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Dear Carol, thanks so much for commenting here! How I wish we could get together in your extraordinary garden. I'm happy to be back blogging and love that you are out there tuning in.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2015 on Rose Bouquet Gathering of Royalty at Rose Notes
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On a visit to The Gardener last week, Susan Donley and I each bought one of these perfect porcelain vases. This is R. palustris, The Swamp Rose, after she posed in a flowernotes magazine shoot. I like the simplicity and... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Rose Notes
Oh Pamela, you are so sweet, thanks. I so often feel I'm posting in a vacuum, because people don't comment. But so many people at my open garden mentioned the blog, and I haven't really posted for so long. How does your Carolyn rose do? Is it a slow grower? Does it have any long canes? It makes me happy that you have one!
Toggle Commented May 28, 2015 on Rose Bouquet Gathering of Royalty at Rose Notes
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Thanks Sharrie, I appreciate your comment.
Toggle Commented May 28, 2015 on Rose Bouquet Gathering of Royalty at Rose Notes
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It's a special privilege to harvest roses from one's own garden any day of the year. On May 16, for the Celebration of Old Roses, I knew it was going to be slim pickings though, since my roses were almost... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Rose Notes
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Thank you so much Bruce for taking the time to let us know more about Dr. Huey.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on Dr. Huey a Rose Sucker at Rose Notes
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