Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hybrid Tea Roses


I've talked quite a bit about the roses in our yard. We have 48 different bushes and as of today, 38 of them have bloomed, most with many blooms. Wish you could stop by and see our roses!!!! They are just gorgeous! Today, I'll show you 12 more. You'll have to pick out your favorite ones. They all are gorgeous --and it really depends upon the smell (since George buys fragrant roses) and the size (I love the large roses). I especially love the ones which are multi-colored ---and the ones which change colors as they age. Awesome!!!!


Above is a beauty appropriately named ABOUT FACE. NOTE how this one is one color on the bottom--and another color on the top. Most of our bushes look like this one, being full with many blooms. Below are others! Hope you enjoy them! Be sure to click on them --to make them larger.







APRIL IN PARIS









BELLA'ROMA









BRIGADOON









GEMINI







RADIANT PERFUME









FRAGRANT CLOUD









GLOWING PEACE









STRIKE IT RICH











MEDALLION











PARADISE











PEACE




Come and see us!!!!! We'd love for you to see and SMELL our roses. Thanks to my Sweetheart for working hard and taking such great care of his 'babies'---so that "I" can enjoy them!!!!


Hugs,

40 comments:

fishing guy said...

Betsy: That is a tough one, they are all at their peak of Spring beauty.

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, All the roses are beautiful and I know how much care they require. George has done a magnificent job! My favorite would be Glowing Peace. Hoping you both enjoy the day.

Jayne said...

I have a special place in my heart for the Fragrant Cloud as a home health patient of mine from years ago grew them and always had several cut for me when I'd come to see him. I can close my eyes and smell it right now. :c)

Dorothy said...

Just gorgeous! Picking a favorite is hard! I used to have a PEACE rose and it was beautiful. I like it and the GLOWING PEACE, but then I like them all!!!

Darla said...

I love them all!!!!! George must have a special Rose growing thumb!!

ROSIDAH said...

Wow, you have so many wonderful roses and ALL of them have a fragrant smell! That most be magnificent. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Just looking at them fulfills me with joy. Have a wonderful day :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Your place must smell "Marvelous"
I have found the best roses are tended by men. Must be something like "grilling" which is a man specality also.
Like Strike it Rich though it is an impossible choice.
Want to thank you so much for your wonderful comment yesterday. I could feel the warmth and it helped me during a stressful time.
Mighty's surgery is today. Keep the good thoughts coming. Thank you.

Pam said...

They are all spectacular, Betsy. So I choose to pick one of each, I didn't think you would miss them. I hope you don't mind :D

Mary said...

Betsy, my goodness. With so many beautiful rose bushes, I wonder if you cut them. I'll bet the inside of your home smells heavenly.

The Whites said...

Beautiful - I can smell them from here!

Mandy

Joy said...

I tell you what. George is the ultimate Green Thumb! All of those roses are gorgeous and so healthy looking. I'd love to take a stroll thru your beautiful yard.


Joy

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh....how can anyone pick a favorite?? Your hubby must be a gardening fool to keep these flowers looking their best, and they all seem to be perfect. You neighbors must love being next to you. I can only imagine how fragrant and lovely it must be!! (I love all the roses, but I love the name, April in Paris--seems to match.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think About Face is my new favorite...or perhaps Strike it rich? I don't know...they are all so pretty. You are a lucky girl...roses ALL the time!

The Incredible Woody said...

Strike It Rich talks to me on LOTS of different levels!!

mountain.mama said...

I wish I could wonder around and smell everyone of those roses. They are too beautiful to pick a favorite.

Small City Scenes said...

'Come and smell the Roses' I'll be there. I sure wish I could. I like them all but I have always been attracted to Brigadoon. Tell your Sweetie 'Thanks' because we all enjoy them. MB

Betty said...

They are all so beatuiful it is hard to have a favorite. The pictures are really great.I can almost smell them.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I can't imagine having so many roses in bloom all at once. Beautiful. And the aroma must be amazing!

Pam said...

Your roses are just out of this world gorgeous. The Glowing Peace is my favorite--so pretty.
Blessings,
Pam

Diane C. said...

It's hard to pick a favorite, but I choose "About Face" because it looks so pretty with the different colors. George does a fantastic job taking care of all of the roses and you are so sweet to share them through your pictures and words.

Becca's Dirt said...

There is no way I could pick a favorite. They all are just stunning. You both really have a knack for growing roses. They all are so healthy.

Dirt Princess said...

They are amazing! I can't believe you know all of their names. April In Paris is my fave

Patty said...

Oh thoase are so pretty. My dad always grew roses, and so enjoyed them. I bet your yard smells heavenly

A Brit in Tennessee said...

It would be so hard to pick a favorite one, since they are all just gorgeous. I admire the time and dedicated it takes to grow roses, especially in the heat of summer. What a delight to be your neighbor, experience all of the beauty, and none of the work !
Thank you for letting us share them with you, and I'm convinced my computer smells os roses now ;)

Femin Susan said...

how lucky to see 38 of them bloomed in your lovely garden...
moreover they bring a lot of happiness and calmness to our minds.
i loved STRIKE IT RICH rose the best because of its rich color and pattern..
any way great photos..
cheers!!

Becky said...

They all have an elegant look to them.
Great job keeping them so healthy
Way to go George.

Shellmo said...

I never knew so many beautiful roses existed until you & George starting posting these beautiful photos! Love them!!! And yes- I'll be right over to smell them too!! ha!!! :-)

Tricia said...

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Rose said...

Betsy, they are all beautiful...couldn't pick a favorite if I had to.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ther is no way I can pick a favorite.The beauty is astounding.I hope you guys win some awards for these beauties.
You have my vote.
Blessings,Ruth

Mary said...

I drool when I look at all this beauty and wish that I could smell them, too. Lovely colors, every one.

Diane said...

Oh, Betsy, these are just beautiful. I love them all.

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, being ablel to smell the scents would be perfect! Enjoy the beauty!!

Naturegirl said...

Betsy: You should sell tickets to us all in Bloglandia so we can all line up and experience your garden of gorgeous roses!! 48 plants....what a blessing!
What a gardener you must be!! Loved viewing each one!!

Daisy said...

They are all beautiful. It is hard to choose a favorite, but I think I like the Peace one the best. They are all lovely.

Jennifer said...

Wow, they are all just beautiful! I bed your yard looks and smells wonderful with all of those roses.

Meems said...

I wish I could come see and smell all those gorgeous roses. Gosh, hard to pick a favorite so I'll go for favorite names... first, Glowing Peace and then Fragrant Cloud... I think... oh, phooey, they are all just divine.

Caught up on your trip to NC... one of my favorite places in the whole planet (at least what I've seen of it). That mountain laurel is something else. So nice it was chilly enough for a fire and lap blankets on the porch... and yes, coffee is a must. You must have been talking and talking the same time Marmee and I were talking and talking endlessly.
Hugs,
Meems @ For the Love of Florida
and Hoe and Shovel

Tammie Lee said...

Oh my goodness, you have some amazing roses. If I were close enough I would surely stop by for a heavenly smell. Your photos are lovely.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Glorious roses! Beautiful photos!
Man... I wish I had smellavision! :)

Leedra said...

Never had roses. Have one red one here, and one white one in Rockwood (which I will be getting a start of for home). Your post and George's make me want roses. They are absolutely gorgeous! Don't have the time for roses until Jimmy retires and comes home. I can't even begin to take care of this place.