Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 Rose--Part VII


Most of you know (unless you are fairly new) that George and I grow ROSES (Hybrid-Tea and Grandiflora). I should say that George grows Roses --since he is the one who loves them and cares for them--about 55 different varieties... I just ENJOY them... He spoils me by bringing a new Rose bud or bloom into the house most every single day just for me to enjoy.


I have published six blog posts so far showing pictures of our Roses. You can check out the other posts by looking at the sidebar, scrolling down to labels, and then clicking on ROSES 2010.Today I'm sharing 6 more of our beauties with you.

The neat thing about Roses is that they will bloom from early spring until late Fall. YES--they do take alot of work and upkeep, but this is one of George's hobbies --and he does an excellent job.

Above is one called MEDALLION. I love that apricot color. Below are more.




INGRID BERGMAN





TAHITIAN SUNSET





MELODY PARFUME





WELCOME HOME




SUMMER OF LOVE (my favorite in today's collection, although they are all beautiful)

We have our first reblooming Daylily in bloom now--just in time for Fall. I'm sure I'll publish pictures of our Fall Daylilies sometime. Love it when we get rebloomers...

Hope those of you on the East Coast don't get the brunt of Hurricane Earl. My prayers are with you all... We need rain--but not from a hurricane!!!!

Have a blessed Wednesday --and remember to take time to 'smell the roses'.
Hugs,

55 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, Thanks to you and George for not only growing but sharing your pretty roses! I only wish I could smell the sweet perfume! Have a great day.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your rose photos are beautiful. They are all gorgeous, so it is too hard to pick a favorite. George must really have a green thumb.

Jane said...

Good moring Betsy and thanks sooo much for your words of encouragement! I love your roses - I don't think that you guys ever have a bad year with the roses, do you??

Jane

Pam said...

I am green with envy, Betsy. I love your new layout and the gorgeous roses decoration you beautiful yard.
I think I can even smell their lovely fragrance.. simply delightful.

be well, be Happy ;)

bettyl said...

Your roses are amazing, Betsy! I miss our garden with so many blooms.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I've enjoyed your roses for two years now, such elegance and beauty.
Being English, I think we are born with the appreciation of rose-growing, as you know, the English climate lends itself to the perfect conditions of growing roses.
George amazes me with his roses, they are not easy to grow in our HOT southern summers.
Simply gorgeous.

Darla said...

I sure wish George could come stay with us for a month or two and fix my roses!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Lovin these gorgeous rose photos Betsy...the red one with the water droplets is gorgeous...I'm finally back to catching up with my blogging!!! I love this new layout!!!

Neal said...

All are very beautiful. I can't pick a favorite.

Arkansas Patti said...

Tahitian Sunset caught my fancy. They are all so lovely, I can almost smell them.
Hope you don't get any negative effects from Earl. I'll be watching.

Regina said...

Love all your roses Betsy.
They are vivid and delightful.
Thank you for sharing.
xo

Sandra said...

my today favorite is the Tahitian, the color is divine. the header is wonderful and shows WHY they call it mirror lake. great shot of the lake. your camera appears to be set on flower seek also , just like mine.

Gary Orona said...

They're all beautiful. I didn't know there are many other names of Roses, especially that one called Ingrid Bergman. Nice to know such info even though they're trivial. Addiditional knowledge to garden dummies.

Lana said...

Beautiful! I am not usually a big rose fan, but I love to see them growing in gardens. I'm also partial to the non red roses, so my eyes were drawn to the apricot, pink, and yellow varieties. George must have a gift to grow so many different kinds and have these gorgeous results! Give him a peck on the cheek from me! ;-)

Dorothy said...

Betsy, the roses are so beautiful! George really does a super job raising these beauties!

Peggy said...

These are the times I wish I had a scratch and sniff screen! The roses are lovely. Keeping my eye on Earl and hoping he behaves himself when he passes by.

Susie said...

I just can't believe how many roses you have. They are all just beautiful and I bet your yard smells wonderful.

cindy said...

I love Tahitian Sunset. Hard choice though, they are all so beautiful.

Cindy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If I had to pick a favorite,it would be the Tahitian Sunset.I love the soft colors,having said that,each one is beautiful so forget it,they are all my favorites.
Have a lovely day.
❤ Ruth

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

These six roses are beautiful, as the ones before them. I'm not picking a favorite this time. I like them all!

Catherine said...

I hope your weather stays agreeable Betsy! Such lovely roses ~ you are lucky to have so many beautiful ones around you ~ it must smell heavenly in your yard. :)

xo Catherine

Sunny said...

I bumped my nose on my monitor trying to smell your lovely roses. What spectacular colors!
☼ Sunny

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Breath-taking!!!

Diane said...

I'm trying to smell those, Betsy, I almost can. I wear myself out trying to pick my favorite, they're all just beautiful. Diane

Mary said...

I like all of these! Very pretty!

Charli and me said...

Such beautiful roses and I love that your hubby cuts one for you every day. What a guy! My roses unfortunately are not doing well at all this year. It makes me sad. It's been much to hot and dry. I pray the people in Hurricane areas will be safe.

Tricia said...

Well, they're all too pretty to pick a fav, but I know I wanna smell every one of them!!! =)

Blissitydoodah said...

That peach colored rose drew me in this morning!
I know y'all have worked hard to keep them blooming this year.

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shots!! I love Tahitian Sunset!! In fact, I would love to see a Tahitian sunset sometime...

Ginny said...

Summer of Love and Welcome Home for me!!! The colors are so beautiful that I could eat them!! I never thought about how long roses bloom! Yesterday or the day before, you changed your header to the beautiful reflection lake, and it was, and is, so beautiful, I was rather stunned! Adding to the beautiful reflections is the fountain toward the back, as well! But your posts are so good and so engrossing, that by the time I had finished reading it, I had forgotten all about the header!! And had wanted to tell you how pretty it is and how I love to see new headers from you.

Barbara said...

Well good morning my friend, your roses are so beautiful, and your George sure has a green thumb I had the TAHITIAN SUNSET at one time, my mom loved those best of all, here my roses do not do well, hugs my friend, have a great day.

Debbie Smith said...

I'll bet your garden smells so wonderful with all the roses! I have a hard time picking a favorite!
Thank you for sharing a piece of your garden with us!
Have a fabulous day!

amelia said...

Lovely roses Betsy!!
Ours are suffering so badly with the heat and drought.

imac said...

All beauties Betsy.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thye are all beautiful roses, Betsy!

I am hoping and praying the hurricane goes off to sea. They are already evacuating some people from the islands off Long Island. We are close enough to the water to worry about flooding :(

LV said...

You do not just grow roses, you grow prize roses. Stunning ones for today.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Such amazing roses and you grew them against the odds of all the heat we have had this year....m..

misslynda said...

The roses are beautiful. You have a very special husband to take time to cultivate that flower garden and receive a rose every day!

The Retired One said...

Breathtaking, Betsy, they really are!

Rose said...

the roses are beautiful. they do require alot of work we have had some luck but not as much as we wished. thanks for your comment on my blog re lourdes. yes, i needed that trip to help with my mother's death. rose

Karin said...

Another vote for the Tahitian here! What a gorgeous color and great eye candy! Wonderful shots Betsy! That Mirror Lake is just so peaceful and relaxing. I think I'll set a spell!

Denise said...

You can see a lot of tender loving care in those spectacular roses, and how sweet that George brings you one every day. Very romantic! I think your photos are lovely Betsy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses.
An English Girl Rambles

Kirigalpoththa said...

They are all lovely! :)

Glenda said...

I think I pic Tahitian Sunset as my fav. But they are all gorgeous! You must have done a lot of watering to keep them so healthy! My bushes look really ragged.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent roses, Betsy. George is such a treasure to bring you one everyday. I love them all. MB

Carletta said...

That first shot is so delicate and lovely Betsy!
Of course they are all beautiful!
My daughter is near Norfolk so we're watching the storm closely.

carolina nana said...

Lovely roses, if I can figure out how to keep them alive all winter in pots I'm going to plant more this spring.
I love to smell them
Have a blessed tomorrow
Marilyn

Rose said...

I wonder who names the roses...the names alone makes one want them.

NENSA MOON said...

Ohhh... Betsy, you really a blessed lady with a wonderful man beside who always spoiling you with roses...ohhh...so sweet!!

Those roses are beautiful... and the name of them are so cool!! but i wonder who give them a such beautiful name...

wishing you have a very happy September!
hugs,
nensa

COUNTRY MOM said...

Betsy, I LOVE your blog. I am so glad I have found it. You are such a blessing. Your comments make my heart smile:)

What beautiful roses, Thank You for sharing.

I know how fast our babies grow up. MY oldest just got out of college and we have a baby on the way:) Have a great day. Blessings my friend,

Joe Todd said...

"And you feel , that love is only,
for the lucky , and the strong.
Just remember , in the winter,
far beneith , the bitter snow.
Lies a seed , that with the suns love,in the spring, becomes a rose."

Ruthi said...

Betsy, these are gorgeous macro shots. I love them. They make me happy. I will never get tired of flowers. Am taking advantage of the last few days of summer so I will take more photos of flowers that are still around before they wither.

SquirrelQueen said...

You and George have the prettiest roses anywhere. My favorite is Tahitian Sunset, those colors are gorgeous. So far none of my daylilies look like they are going to bloom again so I will enjoy yours.

Daisy said...

They are all so beautiful, I don't know how anyone would ever be able to choose a favorite. :D

Janie said...

Your roses are all beautiful and they have great names. I love Tahitian Sunset. The rose's color fits the name so well.