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Worked on Tuesday April 30, 2024, not at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (SJMRG) but rather the Campbell Community Center. The whole plant with 3 wonderful pink hued blooms and 9 emerging buds. Amazing example of the a6700 focus bracket function sharply focusing all elements down to the wet ground.

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At the SJMRG at plot 9 from a lens vertical angle, a Grande Dame rose cultivar.
Cultivar name: Grande Dame. Deep pink Hybrid Tea. Intense old rose fragrance. These blossoms will invite you to bury your nose and transport yourself to Grandma's garden! Saturated deep pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 5.75". Very large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Tall, upright. Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage. Height of 5' to 5' 11" (160 to 180 cm).

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A wonderful geometry of 3 blooms with 2 buds Watercolors Home Run cultivar roses from a lens horizontal angle at SJMRG plot 102.
Cultivar name: Watercolors Home Run. Shrub. Light yellow, blush shading, ages to pink. 5 to 8 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Short, compact. Height of 10" to 13" (305 to 396 cm).

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Worked on Wednesday May 1, 2024 Violet's Pride cultivar roses from a lens vertical angle at SJMRG plot 5.
Cultivar name: Violet's Pride. Floribunda, lavender, fuchsia / magenta center, lavender reverse. Strong, fruity, spice fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 3.75". Full (26-40 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Medium, bushy, rounded. Large, glossy, dark green foliage. Height of 30" to 4' 11" (75 to 150 cm). Can be used for garden. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Named for the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet Crawley, this rose is the embodiment of the character from the PBS series, Downton Abbey. The fragrance of sugary fruit with some spice for good measure.

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From a horizontal lens position at SJMRG plot 60, several Rainbow Sorbet cultivar roses including garden background.
Cultivar name: Rainbow Sorbet. Floribunda with deep pink, yellow edges. Mild, sweet fragrance. 18 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds. Edged in deep pink, this golden yellow beauty blooms early and abundantly and continues all season long. Remarkable disease-resistance and very winter hardy. Medium green foliage. Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).

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Worked on Thursday May 2, 2024. Looking up into blue sky at SJMRG plot 117, a Melody Parfumee cultivar rose.
Cultivar name: Melody Parfumee. Grandiflora, mauve or purple blend, lighter reverse. Flowers dark lavender-plum with lighter reverse. Strong, damask, old rose fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, bushy, upright. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage. Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).

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One of my best white rose images with excellent shape a Pink Promise cultivar rose. This was a large bloom and slightly wet at SJMRG plot 95. Lens looking up into blue sky.
Cultivar name: Pink Promise. Pink blend Hybrid Tea. This 2009 winner is a classic Hybrid Tea that has the whole package: high centered bud, long stems perfect for cutting, very soft shade of pale pink, and sweet fragrance... This rose performs best in California and other dry, warm climates. Will require tender loving care in other parts of the country. Pink blend. Flowers pink blend, smooth, veined. Mild to strong, opinions vary fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Height of up to 42" (up to 105 cm).

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Two slightly wet Passionate Kisses cultivar roses at SJMRG plot 96 from a horizontal lens angle.
Cultivar name: Passionate Kisses. Medium pink Hybrid Tea. The fresh salmon colored blooms blend well in mixed perennial beds. This new Floribunda is always in bloom! The non-stop blooms, along with the attractive shape of this rose, make it perfect for cutting to enjoy indoors. Carmine-pink, pink reverse. Mild fragrance. up to 45 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Large, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Semi-glossy, dark green foliage. Height of 35" to 39" (90 to 100 cm).

At page top. Worked on Sunday May 5, 2024. A Watercolors Home Run cultivar rose cluster up in blue sky at SJMRG plot 102.
Cultivar name: Watercolors Home Run. Shrub. Light yellow, blush shading, ages to pink . 5 to 8 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season. Short, compact. Height of 10" to 13" (305 to 396 cm).

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Large cluster of back lit wet vibrant, top lit Fired Up cultivar roses in the blue sky at SJMRG plot 106.
Cultivar name: Fired Up. Floribunda. Orange, yellow stripes, ages to orange-red. No fragrance. up to 10 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Upright. Glossy foliage. Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).

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Worked on Monday May 6, 2024. Group of 4 yellow Autumn Gold cultivar rose blooms up in blue sky at SJMRG plot 15.
Cultivar name: Autumn Gold. Yellow blend Hybrid Tea. Yellow blend. Strong fragrance. 42 petals. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

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Visited on Tuesday May 7, 2024. Worked these small Phloxy Baby cultivar roses on two days with the first not fully in focus. Low at ground from horizontal lens position at SJMRG plot 153.
Cultivar name: Phloxy Baby. Pink blend Polyantha. Polyantha. Pink, white shading, ages to light pink. No fragrance. 5 petals. Average diameter 0.75". Small, single (4-8 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Small, ovoid buds. Bushy, upright. Glossy, medium green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets. Height of 5.5' (165 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).

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