Everything is coming up roses

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Good morning everyone-These is another group of pictures from my visit to Hershey Gardens. When I read that Hershey Gardens started out as a 3.5 acres rose garden I understand why and the rose garden was the first thing you see as you come into the gardens. One of the things that struck me was the number of seniors that were there working in the gardens. 

Many hands make light work and as beautiful and large of an area that just the roses took up I am sure that it is a LOT of work to keep everything looking nice. I am envious of just the roses in this garden. I have planted many roses in my garden and have lost a lot of them and the others I have are no where near as big and nice as all of these were.

The best ones I have are the knockout roses and the Robin Hood roses. I truly wish all mine were as nice as my knockouts. I am not sure what I might have done differently but it has been a disappointment as the ones I have ordered are supposedly very beautiful but you wouldn't know it by looking at them.  NO more roses for this kid.

The only thing that would have been nicer with these pics would have been if the roses themselves had been better close ups but I wanted to show you the size of the rose garden and in doing so lost the close up look. Of course it doesn't help when I can't see so well when I am taking the pictures. Oh well hope you like them just the same.

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Good Wednesday morning Sharon Lee -

WOW..... Well all I can say if Debbie were there I'd never see her again.  She's a rose lover and warned me day one never to bring her roses they are meant to be enjoyed outside and intact in their natural state.

Oct 21, 2015 01:30 AM #7
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The span of the gardens impresses me Sharon, and you can tell they are so well tended by the folks as well. Gardens are so much like life, well tended they really produce like your photos show. Neglected, they can easily become a pile of weeds. Don't worry about the close up or distant perspective, you take great photos and it is always nice traveling along with you on these adventures with your words. Until a few years ago, I knew what a category of rose looked like but did not know the term knockout rose. Still learning with my 12 year old self!!

Oct 21, 2015 02:00 AM #8
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Sharon there is nothing more pleasant than strolling the gardens of a magnificent rose garden. Just by looking at your pictures I feel like I've done just that today already  - thanks!!

Oct 21, 2015 02:20 AM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel -I remember you mentioning that. That is a LOT of rose bushes and it must have taken a lot of time to do just the trimming. I will have to visit the one in Portland next time I am in that area. Glad I could share these with you. Happy Weds to you as well.

Tony and Suzanne Marriott -I don't know if they were or not. I didn't notice. There are a LOT you are right.

Patricia Kennedy -I didn't happen to notice. They probably did and I just didn't know what it was.

Michael Jacobs -Thank you and I shall remember them and the whole garden. It was beautiful.

Oct 21, 2015 04:46 AM #10
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Roger D. Mucci -You are so right they are and I love them. Just wish I had better results and thank you.

Sharon Tara -Thank you and thank you too for the heads up on the typo. I fixed it.

John McCormack -She commented on the FB one and you are right she wants them outdoors same as me and I am often lost in my 1/2 garden so imagine me in this 23 acre garden and all these roses. I love roses too.

Gary Woltal -I was amazed at the number of roses too. More than Longwoods I think and Longwood is huge. Thank you for your kind words. I have learned a lot over the time with my own garden and seeing the ones I have on my adventures. I had never heard of knockout roses until I bought them for Lindsey's garden and they also have double knockout roses too.

Anna Banana Kruchten -I agree and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing that with the gardens I have visited so far and you are welcome. Glad you enjoyed them.

Oct 21, 2015 04:54 AM #11
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Hi, Sharon...I do like the pictures. You did a great job of showing how big the gardens are. It sounds like you had a great trip. 

Oct 21, 2015 05:12 AM #12
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Debbie Laity -Thank you and I did have a great trip. It was a huge rose garden. I loved it

Oct 21, 2015 06:53 AM #13
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I like that you focused on the garden and not on roses itself. And I like the picture of al those people who work to make the garden that gorgeous and clean.

Oct 21, 2015 08:08 AM #14
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Beautiful garden for so many to enjoy.  I'll bet it does take a lot of hands to keep it looking amazing.

Oct 21, 2015 08:37 AM #15
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Sharon- I had the silliest thought...who goes out to dead-head all of those roses???

Oct 21, 2015 11:20 AM #16
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Inna Ivchenko -Thank you I wanted to do an over all pic so I am glad folks liked that.

Rob Thomas -It would take a lot of hands just for the roses alone.

Kathy Streib -I am thinking all those volunteers

Oct 21, 2015 10:36 PM #17
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Wow. What gorgeous photos Sharon. We have some pretty colors in Iowa in Fall, but nothing that comes anywhere close!

Oct 24, 2015 09:10 AM #18
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Hi Denise Hamlin -Thank you it was a gorgeous place. Nice to see you. Hope you are doing well

Oct 24, 2015 11:48 AM #19
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Worker bees making light of hard work...and roses are a lot of work, right? Knockout roses, love that name. Never tried growing them. I know my limits!

Oct 25, 2015 02:38 AM #20
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 -Knockout roses are the best roses to grow. They are virtually no work after you plant them. You can trim them but in the right spot you don't even have to do that

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Sharon, I like your photos because it captures a wonderful sunny day in a beautiful setting.  I bet some of them smelled wonderful!  Sorry to hear your roses are giving you a hard time.  I never heard of a "Robin Hood Rose"...wonder how it got that name???

Have a great weekend!

Nov 06, 2015 12:17 PM #22
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Gloria Todor -Believe it or not I didn't think about smelling them. Probably some of them did. Mine don't have much of a fragrance. Yes other than my knockouts many of mine are not doing well. Not like these for sure. I do not know where the Robin Hood roses got their name. Maybe a fav of robin Hood LOL

Have a great weekend too

Nov 07, 2015 04:12 AM #23
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Hi, Sharon. I've never had any luck with roses, either. I do have a few old bushes in my yard. They were there when I got there. I do my best to keep them going, but they are so very old. 

Apr 18, 2016 08:33 AM #24
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Debbie Laity -My knockout roses are my best ones. A lot of disappointments with the other.

Apr 18, 2016 11:13 AM #25
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Well my friend...I took several days off because I bought a house. I will close on it in late March. 

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