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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Valentine Rose

My Valentine Rose.
It isn't really called a Valentine Rose officially.  I don't know the name of this rose.  This is why I need a garden journal.
It always has several roses blooming in a cluster.
My husband gave it to me for Valentines Day about 4 years ago. So I always think of it as my Valentine Rose.   He probably got it from Home Depot.
Peeking through the fence.
It is a very hardy sort of rose.  I have moved it a jillion  times. And bugs don't bother it. It rarely gets blackspot.
This is after it has been open awhile. 
It stays on the bush forever!  The petals seem to almost never fall off.
You can cut the cluster and stick them in a vase and they last.
This is the bush.  It never gets very tall.  I'm not sure if it makes 2 feet.  
I will have to measure it this year to see how big it gets.  It will stay here because the area is too small and too wet for my fussier roses.
It really is a pretty rose!  Too bad it doesn't  have that rose scent.
I love it because my husband gave it to me.  But I  have never been that fond of red roses as regards a single rose.  I love the effect of the red roses in the yard and especially a red climbing rose.  But I gravitate  toward the soft pinks.  Plus I love, love, love a rose that smells.
Frog and Toad like the Red Roses and the deep shade of green.

For more pretty plants, visit Jean at Blooming Tuesdays!


  1. What a lovely keepsake for the garden. I would rather have something I can plant than a bouquet of flowers that will die soon. :)

  2. I love the name Valentine rose. It's such a pretty one and much better than a bouquet of roses (at least in my opinion). You'll be able to enjoy it for many years!

  3. The rose is striking against the fence/! Sounds like a perfect name to me. Welcome and thanks for joining Bloomin' Tuesday! Can't wait to see your 'bloomers'! Jean

  4. Your rose is effervescent! I love the color and can almost smell it! Thanks for sharing, Paula in IDaho

  5. Jeannie your Valentine Rose is just so pretty. What a wonderful gift and reminder.

  6. It is always good to have a rose that is not so fussy, at least you know there will be roses! I'm not crazy over red either, but there is one I truely LOVE!It's Don Juan Climber, it looks like red velvet and smells just the way you imagine a rose to smell, Heavenly!! Your red rose is Lovely!

  7. Hi Jeannie,
    I just love your roses. They are gorgeous! I love gardening too, but don't grow any roses, as we have a real problem with Japanese beetles here. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your nice comments!

  8. Hi Jeannie B,
    I think the rose is all the more beautiful, because your husband gave it to you. Now that is something that mine would never do. I don't think he even knows his way to a garden center.hehe What a beautiful red it is.


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