Friday, February 10, 2012

Blooming Friday ~ Valentine's Day

I don't have any bright red roses since 'Fields of the Wood' was suffocated by the pole bean and corn crop this year, but I do have bouquets full of roses for Valentine's Day.

Foxi Pavement and Rosa palustris scandens from last May.

Rosa palustris scandens

The roses at the gate and fenceline are "at the edge of the wilderness", so to speak, or more accurately, where the garden ends and pastureland begins. Bidens grow up under the roses but here they often don't gain any size until July or even later.

Alberic Barbier and unknown pink climber, possibly Dorothy Perkins


Cl Old Blush in September

Caldwell Pink

Veilchenblau in May

Join Katerina at roses and stuff for more Valentine's Days from all over the world.


  1. It's wonderful to see flowers since I'm getting weary of the drab winter scene here. Very beautiful roses!

  2. Dear Sweetbay ~ The height of romance exists within your lush roses and landscapes. Beautiful!!! Yummy! Carol

  3. I am so fond of old fashion roses. Just Beautiful Pictures! I have just planted Ballerina in my garden. I’m so looking forward to getting to know her. It was nice to see you photo of Ballerina. Thanks for sharing!

  4. How wonderful to have your own roses for Valentines! They are absolutely gorgeous and, yes, so romantic. :)

  5. Dear Sweetbay ~ Your roses always capture part of my heart.

    Which roses are in the second and third photos? Sigh!!!

    I love Veilchenblau.

    Thank you for sharing these beauties with us.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  6. It's amazing pictures! Amazingly beautiful roses!

  7. Such lovely roses. Those pictures will follow me into my dreams tonight.

  8. Thank you everyone for your comments! FlowerLady the rose in the second and third pictures is Rosa palustris scandens. I forgot to label it when I first published the post.

  9. Your roses are amazing. Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. I am always in awe of your rose bushes. If I can figure out a spot, Veilchenblau is coming to my house.

  11. I am always amazed at the scale of your gardens. The roses are so beautiful and I bet the smell heavenly. It must be so nice to have them for bouquets in the house. Are you going to the Spring Fling? It would be so nice to meet you.

  12. Tina the roses do smell heavenly. I don't know if I can make it to the Spring Fling although I would very much like to!

  13. I have extreme space and garden envy at this moment. I can't believe you've been posting all this time and I am just getting to explore your blog. :)

  14. I just love your roses clambering over the wooden fence! It's as if this is how they were meant to grow. Your wilderness is beautiful! I, too, hope you'll consider going to Spring Fling; I'm really looking forward to my first visit to North Carolina.

  15. As usual, stunning photos. Wish I had your roses, your fences, your get the idea.

    Happy Valentine's Day, my NC blogger friend. .


  16. All your roses look natural, not over 'gardened'.

    By the way, I have a copy of your last comment in my inbox (thanks) yet it hasn't appeared on my page. I have no idea why! I also don't have any idea how to make it appear as I don't have a 'release' option as I haven't applied comment moderation!!!

    Any ideas?

  17. Hello Sweetbay - I have the same problem as Rob - two lovely comments from you in my inbox that will not post for some reason - but I will thank you here!


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