The container roses in May, 2006:
The container roses December 30, 2006. This “never” happens here!
Those pots you can’t see because of the snow contain roses!Â A lot of damaged canes and branches had to be cleared when the snow melted and spring came.Â That was a huge mess! Albuquerque rarely sees the destructiveness of the sheer weight of snow. But the two snows in December, 2006, combined to cause a lot of damge in the Albuquerque area.
Read the full story of Albuquerque’s Big Snow here.
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Mermaid, a hybrid bracteata introduced in 1918, in May of 2006.
Victorian Award and Best Horticultural Entry, Albuquerque Rose Show, May 2006
Mermaid after the first snow in December, 2006.
Mermaid after the snow December 29-30, 2006.
Mermaid as the snow began to melt.
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