As yesterday's delivery from Rogue Vally Roses arrived the temperature was reaching 110 degrees for the 4th time this year. Not my most well thought out plan but I can easily get these small roses full of potential to survive until they are ready to be planted in September.
Carlin's Rhythm is one of Kim Rupert's creations. Kim runs the rose blog Pushing the Rose Envelope and has been an encourager of my budding interesting in growing a few roses from seed this coming year. I'll tell you more about that later. Carlin's Rhythm is a lavender single floribunda or shrub rose and is very fragrant, at least the one flower I have enjoyed. The breeding behind Carlin's Rhythm holds some interesting possibilities as it brings several species roses in through its parents Lilac Charm x Basye's Legacy.
Dragon's Blood which I have almost ordered several times before. You can follow the link in the previous sentence to see a few pictures of the flowers but let me also tempt you by saying that its flowers can be a smoldering fire orange/red. You can find out more about Dragon's Blood and Paul Barden through this link.
For now they are potted up and in the widow sill waiting for the promise of Wednesday's projected high of 98, a cool 10 degrees cooler than today. They will live in the shade until they are ready to make their next move. I think today makes 44 days now of 100 degrees or higher this Summer. When we hit 50 it will be the hottest Summer on record for Oklahoma.