Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ode to my roses

I miss my roses! I so love to tour the garden and see all the beautiful pinks of the 20 some rose bushes I have. When they were planted, I put name tags for each one. But the sun faded the tags so I no longer know the proper name for each one. However that in no way diminishes their beauty, I have Wife of Bath, Isn't that a charming name? It could be the one below. I have some David Austin roses, Graham Thomas,double blooms in magnificent shades of yellow. Also Abraham Darby,very fragrant, in rich shades of apricot. Neither of these are pictured here.

I also have Eden rose, it is of the large flowered climbing variety. A beautiful blend of pastel pinks, creams and just the barest touch of the palest green at the base in the new buds. This is by far my favorite, it is the rose pictured in my header. Those are just a few of my roses, I think they are just about the most beautiful, and varied flower created. I must not be alone, as so many blogs I visit include the word Rose in them. Spring is just a hop away, and I can get started in the garden and get ready for the summers blooms. TTFN

10 comments:

cottage remnant said...

Thanks for stopping by.
What beeeeeeeautiful roses you have, I bet your garden is WONDERFUL....

Princess Of Pink said...

Beautiful roses!!

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

I share your love for roses too! Yours are so lovely! I too look forward to my new blooms! Have a Rosey day!

C Maisy said...

That's funny....my last post was about roses my hubby got me.
Beautiful roses. You have a gift!!!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Wanda,
Nice to 'meet' you. Your roses are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and please come by again. Have a lovely evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

lady jicky said...

I am looking at my roses right now . We are having a drought but they are doing OK for I use my washing water on them when they look floppy.
I used to have wife of bath but it was not too good in my garden in Australia.
Do you have Fragrant Cloud? Its a reddy orange but the perfume!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Wanda, The David Austin roses are the most awesome, aren't they? I plan to grow some of the most fragrant varieties and make Rose Petal jelly and jam!

Thanks so much for visiting me! To answer your question that you left on my blog…The lady with the terminal illness believes that she has an eternal painless, tearless spiritual existance yet to come...thus, "the best is yet to come". And she needs that fork for the "angel cake" she'll be served! Well, you'd think so, right!?

Come visit again real soon,
Hugs, Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Yes those are real vintage pansies ,a garland branch I found in local antique shop.You are so talented your work is stunning!

cityfarmer said...

I loved your comment (back a little) on my "Move over Martha" post....."since Hector was a pup....I'm using it today in a sounthern slang post....thanks!!!!

cityfarmer said...

P.S. I'M NOW ONE OF YOUR FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS