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
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.