Friday, November 4, 2011

Blooming Friday


Roses. They look so sweet and innocent don't they?

Alchymist with Hansa in background. All of the following pictures were taken in spring of this year.
 

But their beauty is a snare. Like chocolate candy or doughnuts, you can't just have one. A rose is one of those addictive plants.

The multiflora hybrid Violette
 


Archduke Charles with Iris virginica and Phlox pilosa ozarkana
 

Blush Noisette
 

 


Rosa palustris scandens from Antique Roses Emporium with the polyantha climber Renae on the trellis
 

Spilling over the paddock fence
 

 

Renae up close. Those flowers are not only beautiful, they are fragrant.
 

 

 

 

 

Basye's Purple and Prissy are on the right.
 

I love love love R. palustris scandens. I started with 2 and have over 20 now. A few I ordered, most I propagated from cuttings and are still young.
 

Beside the vegetable garden
 

and in front of the big perennial bed
 

All types of roses have their own appeal, from the sweet simplicity of Ballerina
 

 

To the sumputious fullness and rich color of Hippolyte
 

The neon bright ever blooming Knockout
 

The lovely single Carolina rose with its scent of damask and lemon.
 

And roses can play so well with others. Rosa virginiana and the rugosa Foxi Pavement with Carolina Bush Pea. These roses are very low maintenance; the only care they receive is compost and pruning of dead wood.
 

It can be very rewarding to be trapped by a plant's charms. :) Happy Friday, and join Katerina at roses and stuff for more Blooming Fridays.



29 comments:

  1. I love this post with all of your wonderful roses. I wouldn't mind having these in my gardens, but alas we have 1/4 of an acre, and most of these probably would NOT be happy in our climate. You have some real beauties. It is always wonderful to have cuttings root for us so that we can have new roses to plant. I just did that recently with climbing Maman cochet.

    Enjoy all that beauty surrounding you, and thank you for sharing it here. It is always a treat to visit you.

    FlowerLady

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  2. It is lovely to see Roses growing naturally in a big open space - they look wonderful. I can see why you were trapped by their charms :-)

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  3. Wow! I love those large cascading rose bushes of yours. Just beautiful.The Violette is Gorgeous. I never saw that one before. I like the deep color in it.

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  4. Roses are the best sort of addiction! Your garden is tempting to any rose addict. If I had more sun, I would be as bad, or good depending on the perspective, as you! As it is, I am plotting to add more roses to the picket fence by the dog lot.

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  5. Overwelming, so many roses you must live in rose heaven? :)

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  6. You have some beautiful ones too! I don't know how you take care of all you have.

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  7. I love all my roses and was so pleased until I saw your multiflora hybrid Violette. Felt a sudden need to get a plant.
    /Anette

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  8. All of your roses are so pretty! I don't think I could pick out just one favorite!

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  9. Spread the bug.

    Erm, Violette where have you been all my life?

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  10. You've got a lovely setting for all your roses. The one spilling over the paddock gate is especially lovely. My favourite kind of rose is the single one like your Carolina Rose. What a stunner!

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  11. I love your roses! I need to get brave and plant more. My knockout roses are still blooming! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Carla

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  12. Oh, thank you, thank you. I just bought Violette in bloom last spring to ramble over and among the larger climber, New Dawn. The man I bought Violette from said he couldn't remember the name but knew it to be an antique rose. As soon as I saw your photo, I knew I finally had the name of this beautiful multiflora. YAY. Made my day!

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  13. Wow, i haven't seen a rose garden that wide, so wonderful with lush growth as if there is no pest in there! Just by looking at the photos seem to send me the scent permeating in the air, how so beautiful. And that violet rose is my favorite, mystical, i havent seen that too!

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  14. To be snared in those beauties can't be the worst of traps. Love your Violette, an unusual colour :)

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  15. Roses are indeed addictive plants - I can't imagine having just one. -Yours are simply gorgeous!

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  16. you have an incredible gift for roses (I do not! sadly). So it is with great joy that I look at your photos and see their abundance. How fantastic the scent must be on hot days Sweetbay...

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  17. You are in rose heaven! Love the mass plantings, it really gives them a chance to assert their personalities (and fragrance!) Lovely. :)

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  18. Violette is stunning as are all the rest. Were these photos taken recently or back in the spring?

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  19. Phillip thank you and the pictures were taken in May of this year. I need to edit my post to state that.

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  20. Dear Sweetbay;
    I think you're 'the snare.' Every time I visit your lovely gardens I start jotting down a whole bunch o' new bloomers that I simply have to have! :D

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  21. Your post makes me want to add more roses next spring. I copied the name of the deep purple multiflora hybrid Violette. I love that rich, dark color and the apple blossom type flower form. This one is definitely going on my wish list.

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  22. Beautiful post...and something I think most gardeners can totally relate to...that strange urge to collect ALL varieties of a certain plant!

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  23. I've struggled to find roses that can handle our heat/humidity and work well in a smallish garden. David Austin's Sceptre d'Isle, William Shakespeare work well for me as do climbing Night Owl and Westerland. This year I added Austin's Jude the Obscure and 2 Peggy martin climbers. You're right about them being addictive!! Your roses are gorgeous!! I love how full they are!

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  24. You really have a LOT of beautiful roses SB. It has to smell fabulous around your garden when they're blooming? With your milder winter, I bet it won't be long before we see them again in real time!
    ps. I enjoyed seeing the foxglove spires peeking above the roses in a couple of your photos too.

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  25. I'm addicted to daylilies, but I haven't succumbed to rose addiction yet, just because I keep telling myself they need more care than I'm willing to give. But your photos could tempt anyone to want more roses--they're gorgeous! I love all the views of your garden, but especially love the roses spilling over the fence.

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  26. What wonderful rose pictures! How stunning. You have such a great rose collection, from simple species to complex hybrids. Thank you for showing pictures of your spring garden. Masha

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  27. Sweetbay, I may take down a few trees yet to get the sun to grow a rose or three! I love your roses~So wish I could smell their delicious fragrance. gail

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  28. I love the Indian Summer cartoon, thank you for sharing! Your flowers are beautiful. We had our first hard freeze of the season today and I'm afraid my poor mums took the hit. I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful flowers.

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  29. Dear Sweetbay, So often rose gardens can be too formal and stiff but not yours. Utterly romantic and flowing to overflowing are your lovely gardens as represented here in your stunning photos. All seem so suited to the landscape.

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