As you probably know, unless you are new to my blog, George grows beautiful Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses. He has about 50+ different bushes in our yard. ME? I just get to enjoy them. I have a bench in the front yard where I can sit and smell and view these beauties. George also brings a blossom or bud inside, most every single day during the season for me to enjoy. Wow--who could ask for a better life than I have?????
Here are my 2010 favorites beginning with my all-time favorite, DOUBLE DELIGHT. This photo was taken on 5/13/10.
This beauty is named JOHN F. KENNEDY. This picture was taken on 5/27/10.
This gorgeous rose is named GEMINI, and the picture was taken on 5/13/10.
I love this rose, named LOVE AND PEACE... This picture was taken on 5/15/10.
This gorgeous rose is named WILDFIRE... I love the colors in this beautiful rose, and I think its name is appropriate. This picture was taken on 7/3/10.
Here's another rose named after one of our Presidents. This one is named RONALD REAGAN. It was taken on 5/31/10.
I will share six more tomorrow. I love all kinds of flowers, but roses are definitely a favorite of mine.
Several of you requested the recipe for my Orange Balls... I usually double the recipe--since I have to share with family. Here 'tis!!!
Betsy's Orange Ball Recipe
(came from her mother)
3/4 cup conf. sugar
1 lb. vanilla wafers-crushed
1 stick margarine--softhened
1 cup (or less) chopped nuts
6 oz can frozen orange juice (thawed and undiluted)
1 can or package of shredded coconut
Mix first five ingredients together and form into balls---roll in coconut. Do not bake. Makes about 4 doz. depending upon size. I keep them in the refrigerator. They seem to get better as they age a little.