Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you!"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Dawn Climbing Rose

Every time I saw a picture in a book of amazing pink climbing roses, it was the New Dawn.
I had to have one!
It is in my back yard and I am training it to run along my little garden fence.
I think this is the  fourth year since planting.  The first year I almost dug it up and threw it away.  Lots of long thorny (huge nasty thorns) canes but no flowers.

I can see it from my windows.  The windows face west.  I think they get more sun on the outside of the fence because along the fence they are prettiest on the outside. 
The next two years the same thing but with a few flowers that rarely opened nicely.  The thrips were merciless.
This year I sprayed before buds and gave it a systemic dousing too.  
Hate chemicals but I was determined to have pretty roses!
And this is the best year they have had and they are beautiful.  
I'm glad I stuck with them.

Last is a picture of Frog and Toad in the Verbena.  See them?
This is my post for Flaunt your Flowers Friday .  See Tootsie for more pretty blogs.
I will try to remember to fertilize too!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Lovely Graham Thomas Rose

This is a David Austin rose.
I absolutely adore this rose. 
 The color is the perfect deep butter yellow.   The smell is wonderful!
The shape from the bud to the full bloom is exquisite. 
The rose grows fairly tall here in Louisiana and the roses are good for cutting.  They stay pretty upright on their stem.  There is a Graham Thomas climbing rose too but this isn't one of them.
Everyone who comes into my rose garden heads straight for this rose!
Bugs don't bother it too much but I have to watch for black spot.

It lives in a raised bed on the corner.  I am thinking about getting one more to go where the purple petunias are now.  There is room and then I would have twice as many to cut!!  Because it's in the back yard and you can't really see it from the patio or house, I am more inclined to cut it.  

And I like to send Roses home with my friends.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Texas Star Brick

Old Brick with the Texas Star.
I love old bricks! 
 This one came from my sister who lives in Texas!
I was born in Texas.
My dog Strider posing with my Texas Brick. He likes to watch me garden.
See the flowers in the bed to the right? I planted those flowers in the fall and they are still pretty.
More of that flower bed.
I am planting a small Rose bush in that same bed.  My friend gave it to me for Valentines Day!
Strider was watching me work and I turned around to get my gloves...
He grabbed the rose and ran!
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

F.J. Lindheimer Rose

F.J. Lindheimer Rose, named after a German botanist in the 1800's who lived in Texas.
With the cool weather (high in the 70's but lows in 40's) this rose is yellow/peachy orange.
When it gets hot, it will be a pale apricot.
It is planted in the front facing east and is in the shade in the afternoon.
I love this rose.  It was an impulse purchase. The rose was so pretty, smelled good and I liked that it was an old Pioneer rose. It makes a pretty cut flower too. I tend to lean toward Antique roses that are not fussy (my hope anyway).  It grows about 4 feet upright and not bushy so it fits nicely in my front garden.  Always in bloom and bugs don't seem to like it.  I could have called it "Dependable and Pretty". 
Hurricane Gustav in 2008 blew it right over, uprooting it and I thought I was going to lose it.  It struggled through last summer but this spring is blooming like old times.
Don't you love a happy ending!!?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sweet Peas on Flaunt your Flowers Friday

This is the first year I remembered to plant Sweet Peas in the fall.
I love the way they smell!
A room with a view!
I can see them when standing at my kitchen sink.
In all their multicolored glory.
The Sunbonnet Baby
See the pretty sweet peas
Growing in the sun;
How they lift their faces up,
Laughing every one,
So the sun may peep inside
Their pink bonnets, big and wide.
Eulalie Osgood Grover, 1902
I like to cut them and put them on my table...
and use them for photographs of my real job.
Perfectly Sweet!! Peas!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beautiful Yellow Roses

Yellow Roses in an Old Vase.
Cut today.
I love Yellow Roses!

Both the flower and the bud on this rose is beautiful.
And it smells good!
It doesn't show up as well from a distance though. But is a beautiful cut flower.
I don't remember the name of this one and the label fell off.
Maybe Sunsprite? Or easy something.  I need to look.

It is super healthy at the moment.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Katy Road Pink Rose

Isn't she Beautiful?
I have been wanting this Rose for some time now.  I planted it on April  10, 2010.
Katy Road Pink is also known as Carefree Beauty.

I chose a sunny spot in the back Rose Garden.  
It can been seen from the window of my kitchen/den.  
I love the color.
I hope it likes living in my garden!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Best of Old Blush

Climbing Old Blush at the height of blooms.
Photo: April 9, 2010

Could anything be prettier?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Posies from My Garden

Smells so sweet!
Sweet Peas from my garden.  Smells even sweeter!
Posies on a Tea Tray

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Passion Flowers

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Psalm 19:1
Now the Son of Man is glorified , and God is glorified in him.
John 13:31
Let not your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:1

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6

Friday, April 2, 2010

Old Blush

April 2010
It is planted against a brick wall facing south.  However, it is shaded in the afternoon.  I wouldn't say the drainage is great where it is but it's happy!

This picture was when it first began blooming this year the first of March.
This is before I pruned the lower part of it.

April 2010
An Old Garden Climbing Rose
I planted this Rose 3 years ago.  It blooms almost all the time and is pretty problem free.  It had scale 2 years ago, I think because it was so overgrown that the canes did not get any circulation.  But i really have no idea about scale.  Other than scale, I never spray or treat it for anything.  I do fertilize it.

Old Blush
An Old Garden Climbing Rose

The individual Rose scent is mild but sweet and when you walk by the bush, it smells wonderful.