The rose rescuer ...

@sueznewz2 (10066)
Alicante, Spain
July 2, 2016 10:05am CST
As some of you know, my Dad is pretty good in the garden ... When he was out walking, several months ago..., he saw a man put a plant pot down by some bins ... it was 3 severely pruned rose stalks... He asked why he was putting them there... and the man said he didnt like roses particularly, and didn't want them in his garden ..., and ..., could not really be bothered to look after them in the pots either... they were an un wanted gift... So my dad asked if he could have them... and the man said of course..., thats why he was putting them there, in the hope, that they would find a new home.... Well my Dad split them up, and put them in individual pots, and has been looking after them ever since. The photo above, is what they look like now. .. he is ssoooo pleased and proud of them. When I went to see him the other day he took me out into the garden to show me and said bring your camera ...lol's ... He said, do you want to show your friends on line... meaning ...'you all' lol's, so I said yes.... and there they are..in all their glory... I hope you like them... they are a nice sunny yellow aren't they....
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@Juliaacv (31366)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
I think that I'm going to refer to him as the plant whisperer! He really can do wonders with them can't he? Tell him that I think that they are beautiful!
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
I will thank you @Juliaacv he certainly has got 'the touch' lol's..i'm glad you like them...
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@Juliaacv (31366)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 If you lived closer, I'd have him by to wave his magic wand over some of our flowers.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
@Juliaacv lol's i'll tell him that too ...
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@marlina (75085)
• Canada
2 Jul 16
Please convey my congratulations to your dear Dad for the excellent care he took with those yellow roses.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
I will @marlina thank you...i'm glad you like them...
@sofssu (14449)
4 Jul 16
They are so beautiful! Please give your dad a big hug from me for saving such a beautiful plant. I also pick up plants from sidewalks.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
Thanks @sofssu I will pass on your hug and wishes... I'm sure the plants you rescue thrive under your care too ...
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@sofssu (14449)
8 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 Some of them do .. others are too badly battered or rescued a bit too late.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Jul 16
@sofssu a shame..., but you tried...
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@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 16
Your dad certainly has green fingers, the roses are beautiful.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
Thanks Janet @jaboUK, he certainly has..., i've not inherited that particular talent though ...lol's
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@jaboUK (54518)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 I don't suppose you've had much chance to show whether you have or not, living where you do
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
@jaboUK not here no... but in the uk I tried...you'll have to get maggs to tell you the story... I've no patience, on one occasion..I dug something up to see how much it had grown under the soil , as I thought it should have been bigger by that particular moment in time ...
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@DianneN (80019)
• United States
6 Jul 16
Your dad certainly has a green thumb. They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!'
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
Thank you @DianneN i'm glad you like them...yes he has got green thumb...his garden is always colourful...
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@DianneN (80019)
• United States
7 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 Can I borrow your dad for the summer? My garden looks awful!
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
They are gorgeous!!! I wondered whether you could grow roses in pots. Now I have my answer. Can you grow them indoors as well or only outdoors?
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Jul 16
thanks .. I'm glad you liked them.. but I'm sorry I don't know if you can grow them indoors ..
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 Ah well.
@responsiveme (16758)
• India
3 Jul 16
I love them. Please tell your dad , thank you. Because of his care, I got to see them too.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
I will pass on your message @responsiveme I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them...
• India
6 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 I did, they are lovely.
@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 16
They are SO beautiful. Your father sounds proud and justly so. What a new lease of life he has given these unwanted plants.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
Yes...thanks ..he was ssooo pleased with them..., and while he was in hospital when his wife visited he kept saying what are the roses like... lol's...
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 I wonder what the former owner would think. I suppose he still wouldn't like them much.
• United States
2 Jul 16
they're beautiful! yepperz, that pop'f yers's truly a magical green thumb :D so glad that he saw 'n rescued 'em! one man's loss, 'tis truly 'nothers treasure, eh? i fear he'd be most disappointed to see the current state'f mine. lack'f rain 'n grasshoppers's takin' a toll'n 'em :( be sure'n give him a big (albeit gentle) hug from me, k? he's jest so adorable :) big hugs 'n love!!
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
He'll be tickled pink ... that you all like em so much...@crazyhorseladycx i'll tell him and give him a gentle hug next time... unlike you ... one thing we don't lack in the uk is rain... lol's nor do we have plagues of grass hoppers... big hugs ...
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• United States
3 Jul 16
@sueznewz2 :D i'd not wish these grasshoppers'n nobody. i'd so hoped that i'd gotten 'em under control o'er the past few years (spent a wee fortune to do such without harmin' any other critters) 'n fear they're already takin' o'er out here. i'm 't my ropes end. don't wish to harm the rest, but also don't wish to lose what i've got (plant wise). i imagine that if'n i lived'n such a clime, i'd be workin' 'round the clock tendin' to beautiful flowers, shrubs'n trees. so glad that'cher dad's doin' better. big hugs 'n love!
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@BelleStarr (39126)
• United States
7 Jul 16
Wow your dad is a regular rose whisperer!! I personally love roses and yellow ones in particular. Gorgeous.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
I'm glad you like them... @BelleStarr they are bright like the sun aren't they...
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@BettyB (4219)
• Summerville, South Carolina
7 Jul 16
They are beautiful. I love roses but I've never had much luck with them. I'll plant one if its a gift but not otherwise.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
Thanks @BettyB they can be tricky plus I think its got a lot to do with soil type and climate ...
@Susan2015 (21059)
• United States
6 Jul 16
Oh my gosh, those are just beautiful. Your dad is so good with flowers.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
Thanks @Susan2015 i'm glad you liked them ...
@allknowing (66801)
• India
6 Jul 16
There are contests online for the best rose in the world and this should be it. What a perfect formation!!! Your father should invite that guy over and I wonder what his reaction would be.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Jul 16
Thanks @allknowing I love your enthusiasm. ... my dad would be pleased that you think so highly of the rose....
@Corbin5 (109908)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Your dad will be so proud that you showed us all those beautiful roses of his! Such talent your dad has! Please tell Dad he has given us works of art to enjoy here!
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
I sure will...@Corbin5 he'll be pleased you liked them... thank you for your kind comments...
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@jstory07 (68413)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Jul 16
That is great that your Dad took them they look really great.
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@sueznewz2 (10066)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jul 16
Thanks judy.. @jstory07 i'll pass on your kind words... he'll be pleased you like them...
@PainsOnSlate (20341)
• Canada
5 Jul 16
They are beautiful. Your dad has a green thumb!
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