Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink is for "Purdy"


Most of you know that George grows Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses. Most of them are fragrant roses --so you can only imagine how pretty they all look in our yard, and how good the yard smells. Growing Roses is not the easiest thing to do --but George is fantastic at it. He loves his 'babies'. AND--with the new camera and macro lens, he takes fabulous pictures of them also.

As of today, we have 35 different varieties of Rose blooms out of our 55 bushes. Many of these 35 have several blooms and buds. I love all of our flowers --but the ROSES are my all-time favorites!!!!

Today I will show you six of this year's blooms---some of our pretty pink Roses. Above is one called PARADISE. Below are five more.




This one is named ELLA.




This is one of my favorite roses EVER. Its name is DOUBLE DELIGHT.




AROMATHERAPY




SWEETNESS




LOVE AND PEACE

Roses are amazing to watch. Some of them start out one color, and as they age, the colors change. AMAZING!!!! Hope you enjoyed some of our 'PANK' ones!!!!! Aren't they just 'purdy'?????? (Tennessee Talk!!!) There will be many more to come.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,

63 comments:

June said...

They are all beautiful. I imagine having a whole yard full of those blooms is heavenly! Do roses still need a lot of fussing over to be healthy? Used to be, growing roses was pretty much like a part-time (or maybe full-time) job.

Pam said...

Betsy, First I must tell you that you have a very infectious smile and it always makes me smile right back.

Your roses are 'amazing' and and gorgeous. I appreciate your sharing their beauty.

Bird Girl said...

Ohhhhhhh....I like Ella!!! Beautiful roses!

Darla said...

Beautiful. George should do a 'How To Grow Roses' post.

Big Dude said...

My rose loving Bev would be in hog heaven at you place.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Roses! I wish George would teach Jeep to garden!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love PANK.
I also love Pank and Yallow. :)

Catherine said...

Wow ~ that last rose is really beautiful! So different.

You have a terrific weekend Betsy!
xo Catherine

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I thought that Ella was my favorite,with that pink blush and yellow center,BUT,then i scrolled on to the next one and that became my favorite and so it went through the post.Each one is soooo gorgeous.God has created such awesome variety.
Blessings,Ruth

Susie said...

Wish I could smell them!

Hope you guys have a good weekend too! It's suppose to be really hot here tomorrow.

Sandra said...

Pink is Purdy, so is your site today. The Love and Peace is my favorite of these roses. the colors are super. isn't it just plain wonderful what we can find in our yards that make the heart sing with joyful reflections?

Arkansas Patti said...

Pink is not my first choice but Double Delight blew me away.
What a wonderful aroma you must have every day.
George does good work.

Roses and Lilacs said...

George's roses are lovely. I wish I could smell them.

Double Delight has to be one of my all time favorite roses. I think I have more photos of it than any other flower.
Marnie

Deb said...

Sweetness is my favorite. Can I come and smell your garden?

DayPhoto said...

My paternal Grandmother must have had a yard like yours. I always enjoyed going to visit her and walking through her gardens. She could always tell me each and every name of all her 75 roses, and the other flowers. I think she gave to me my love for yard work.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

reanaclaire said...

they are all so beautiful and sweet esp the last one.. i love it!!

sEy said...

the roses are beautiful and you guys are doing a great job in growing these hybrid roses. Congratulation to George for doing a great job. I will show these pictures to my mother who also loves gardening. She will envy you guys.

have a great weekend and thanks again for sharing the wonderful pictures.

Diane said...

I love roses, too, Betsy. You and George's are just beautiful. Diane

Rose said...

I can smell them all the way up here--I wish! They are all so beautiful...love that Love and Peace one. Love them all in fact!

Sunny said...

Pink, purdy and PERFECT!
My nose hurts from sniffing my monitor!
Have a great weekend.
☼ Sunny

Marydon Ford said...

Pink with envy!, Betsy! They are fabulous. Awesome selections for colors.I only have a few & they give me fits keeping them going ...

Have a fantastic weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Pedaling said...

I love roses because they smell soooo good!
beautiful!

Ginny said...

Sweetness and Ella, hands down. Now let's see if you can top that!!

Cheryl said...

Wow Betsy, your home has got to be one of the nicest ones ever, with all the many roses and other plants you have! How great that George takes such great care of the roses and plants and the new camera sure does a fantastic job of showing off the blooms! I would so love to be your neighbor!! Have a wonderful weekend!

~mel said...

Oh goodness ~ they are PURDY!!! Roses are one plant that I really don't have much success with. I've tried growing several varieties; that they say grow in this area and you just can't kill them ... but somehow... they manage to die under my green thumb. You're a lucky woman to have such a flower loving man in your life!! AND... isn't it fantastic all those cool shots you get with your new camera of the birds and blooms. Wonderful!!

Diane AZ said...

Hi, thanks for sharing your beautiful roses. George certainly does a marvelous job growing and photographing them. :)

from my front porch... said...

You have the most beautiful flowers, Betsy! Amazing. Both you and George are gifted gardeners.
I bet your neighbors just adore living near year!! Almost like living near the UT gardens :) I love visiting there.

Oops. I just saw the note on your sidebar about giveaways :(
I am having one that provides a Family Pass (2 adults and 4 children!) to the new Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. We went on Sat and it was wonderful. Very classy!
I was hoping you would enter and you could take the grands!
If you don't enter, could you put something on your sidebar or a mention? I know you have more local followers than I do!
If not, no hard feelings :)

It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend. Maybe the horses will get baths if the temp does not dip at night!
Enjoy your lovely weekend!
xo, misha

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: That Love and Peace Rose is just beautiful with the two colors.

Kay said...

Beautiful roses.

LV said...

You would win any contest you ever entered with these roses. Simply out of this world. Mine look pitiful after seeing yours.

Jen said...

Very purdy!

Lola said...

Delightful, beautiful, & smells like heaven. I didn't know there was that many.
I have a couple that brother {Lovestruck & Black Cherry} brought me & I love them. He just brought me 4 knockout roses,,2 yellows, 1 dbl red & 1 dbl pink. Love them.

Neal said...

Beautiful flowers. The double delight really is beautiful.

diane said...

Would you consider sending george to Australia to teach me how to grow roses? hehehe
The double delight is a corker.

Small City Scenes said...

All beautiful. No wonder they are all favorites. Ella and Love and Peace are exceptional---I think. Yellow roses are my favorite but then again I always like Joseph's Coat. Do you have that one? I can't wait to see all 55. MB

Jo said...

Oh Betsy;) I love your pank and purdy post! What a beauty double delight is. Have a wonderful weekend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is simply beautiful and amazing !!Very Great post !!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just gorgeous!
I can smell them from here....
The ones with the two colors make my heart flutter :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my Betsy, the Pank roses are so Purdy! The fragrance in your yard has to be heavenly.

I can't decide which I like the best but Double Delight and Love and Peace are in the running. George does a great with the roses.

We did go through Nampa, ID. The town where we stayed was Meridian which is just a few miles from Nampa. We wanted to see an airplane museum in Nampa but there was so much road construction we decided to save it for a later trip.

Julie said...

You two are amazing with your gardening abilities! WOW!!! George is the rose king! These are extreemely PURDY!!!

Pat - Arkansas said...

May I come over and just 'breathe' in your yard? What glorious roses! Well done, George!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi
I entered through Unseen Rajastan. And what a treat for the eyes you have presented ! The roses are all so delightful,breathtaking & fascinating. I could almost feel the freshness,smell the dew & the aroma. Tremendous dedication must have gone into cultivating the roses.
U r welcome to my blog. Best Wishes

Ram from Coimbatore, India

Cassie said...

55 rose bushes?! Holy moley girl, do you guys have a gardener helping you tend to this? Just beautiful. My Laura Bush rose died over the winter, so I think I will just live my "rose-lust" through your photos...only thing I miss out on that wonderful aroma. Have a good weekend. Blessings, Cassie

Daisy said...

Oh my gosh, Betsy! These are so gorgeous! Wonderful photos. Hope you have a good weekend. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are amazingly beautiful roses. I think my favorite of the group might be Ella!

You should be on the Pink Saturday train with us. These would be a perfect fit.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Incredible Woody said...

Love And Peace is perfect. We need more of both!

Ida from South Africa said...

Brilliant photo of my all time favorite - DOUBLE DELIGHT!!

What does "Purdy" mean? When I "googled" it:
"Definition of doubly purdy
•Rural Southern Alabama. Denotes that a person, animal or object is rather ugly in appearance. More words meaning: unattractive, ugly"
I'm sure that's NOT what you are meaning! ♥

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Betsy,

Theses roses are beyond beautiful...I love seeing the changes they go through as they open up.

Thanks so much for showing them...and coming to get me..I've been out of Blogland most of the week..[highly unusual for me]...we are in full gear working on projects around the house.

It's been 4 weeks today since Thomas had his surgery. He's doing really well.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Esme said...

These roses are lovely-they are one of my favorite flowers for the beauty and scent.

imac said...

Roses grow on you both Betsy,lol.

nanny said...

Your yard must be a fulltime job!!! your flowers are just perfect and they don't just happen that way....takes much time and love!

Janie said...

These are all beautiful. George is obviously a talented gardener. I think Love and Peace is my favorite of the roses.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

OMG! These are just gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Catching up on what I have missed this week! Lovely roses. I can smell them from here!

Pam said...

I just stopped by to smell your beautiful and fragrant roses, Betsy. Happy Sunday to you :)

From the Kitchen said...

I do believe that I can smell the roses. Beautiful!!!!!

Thanks for coming with me to "Mitford". You were a good traveling companion!

Best,
Bonnie

dot said...

I know what "purdy" means. lol and it's not ugly. Your pictures of George's beautiful roses are more than just purdy. They are gorgeous!!

JunieRose2005 said...

oh,my!!

Beautiful roses! I too, am a lover of roses and have always had them in my yard! Where we are it's always a challenge...our soil is very sandy, for one thing... but I keep trying!

Double Delight is a beauty! I have had those but not at this time.

A couple of my favorite pink roses are 'Queen Elizabeth' and McCartney! My header right now is a McCartney rose and I recently posted a pic of Queen Elizabeth!


Junie Rose

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Aloha :-) My favorite of these roses are two: Double Delight and Love and Peace!

We're still on vacation, loving every minute of it. I haven't had time to keep up with blog posts. I had a few minutes this morning, though, so I decided to peek in on you. Have a great week, Betsy.

JOE TODD said...

Time for a Purdy Pank Party LOL Have a great week

Shelley said...

George is a master of the roses! The Love & Peace one is my favorite! It must be so enjoyable to see all these roses from your home and I bet it smells wonderful over there!! Hope you had a nice weekend!
Big Hugs,
Shelley

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello from Colorado, Betsy! I mm visiting my son and daughter-in-law and grandson this week,

I LOVE roses! My favorite flower! your pink ones are all gorgeous.

Mary said...

Each one amazingly beautiful! I'm sure you never get tired of looking at them.