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Friday, January 20, 2012

Best of 2011: ROSES

Summer of Love--taken 5/13/11
If you are new to my blog,  you may not know that we grow beautiful ROSES in our yard.  Actually,  George grows them and I just enjoy them.  We have about 55 different varieties.  SO--it was fun going through all of my 2011 blog posts searching for my favorite 2011 Roses...  Again,  it's hard to choose only a few --but I did it!!!!  Hope you enjoy our beautiful Hybrid Tea and  Grandiflora Roses.  Be sure and click on the pictures to see them enlarged.


Double Delight--taken 5/7/11





About Face--taken 5/10/11





Crescendo---taken 5/21/11





Wildfire--taken 6/3/11





A Capella--taken 5/10/11





Moonstone----taken 7/14/11





Apricot Nectar---taken 8/11/11

Ronald Reagan---taken 8/2/11
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our 'beauties'.... I never get tired of these gorgeous Roses...   I am the luckiest woman in the world to have such a fabulous husband --who brings a rose inside for me to enjoy almost every day during the spring/summer.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Hugs,
Betsy

66 comments:

diane b said...

They are perfect specimens and I do so envy you having so many different beautiful roses and are gardner husband to care for them and bring you one daily. You are the luckiest girl in the world.

diane b said...

'a' not 'are'

Ms. A said...

I don't think I could pick a favorite, I love them all!

Pam said...

Hi Betsy, the beauty that surrounds your yard brings so much pleasure to not only you and George, but also all of us who stop by.
I love them all, I only wish I could smell them.

Be well n happy,
:)

~mel said...

Beautiful & Gorgeous ~ I mean Betsyful and Georgeous ... I LOVE you for sharing those roses with us! I can certainly understand why it's hard to pick a favorite. I'm just amazed that you know their names. I put a plant in and it's name is either Dead or Alive, Brown or Green.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous. Picking a favourite rose is impossible,they are all my favourites.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

What a yummy surprise on cold morning!!! Thanks for the "jump start"!!! Have a great weekend...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love About Face but also Apricot Nectar.

Denise said...

What a beautiful variety Betsy. George certainly has the magic touch and how sweet to bring you one every day. I love roses. Growing up we had a lovely garden thanks to my Dad who was an incredible gardener. Whenever I see roses now I always think of the TLC he gave his and the joy they gave us in return. Thank you for sharing yours.

Neal said...

I can't pick a favorite...all are beautiful.

Sandra said...

each and every one is gorgeous, my fav today is About Face. love it

The Incredible Woody said...

We should rename Wildfire to Go Vols!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

They are all so spectacular !
I can't wait for them to bloom again this year, such gorgeous colors, they bring a smile to my face :)
~Jo

Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely sight while being surrounded by winter beige. All lovely but Wildfire jumped out at me.

From the Kitchen said...

Perfect timing for this post. Viewing your (George's) beautiful roses have helped me fortify my senses for a rather large snow that seems to be hovering over our area.

Best,
Bonnie

Snap said...

Enjoying your *Best of* series!!!

Shug said...

Now aren't you Blessed to have such a sweet and caring hubby....and one that knows how to grow such gorgeous roses! Makes my heart sing to see these beautiful flowers...They really are a sight to be captured in photos...glad you did!
Have a great Friday...stay warm!
Shug

Lady Di Tn said...

George is a romantic devil and a talented gardener. I have a horrible time trying to grow just ole Knock out roses. Maybe you can lend me George next spring. I did enjoy the breath of spring and summer these gorgeous blooms provided. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a great weekend too. Peace

Linda said...

I can see why you had a hard time choosing these few photographs from your vast collection. It was hard for me to pick favorites from this bunch, but the two photos I thought the prettiest were the ones of About Face and Apricot Nectar. Those two made beautiful macros.

Maple Lane said...

I love them all, Betsy, and I appreciate you and George sharing them with us. Just wish I could smell their sweet fragrance.

gigihawaii said...

I tried to grow roses back in the 1990s, but gave up when they required pesticides. I was afraid of contracting leukemia! Your roses are beautiful, and how sweet of George to bring one to you daily during the spring and summer. My dad used to bring in gardenias for my mother.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that about face one stole my heart, but the apricot one came in close, too!

Debbie Smith said...

Oh Betsy, I never tire of looking at your Rose's!! I can imagin the beautiful aroma in your garden when they are in bloom!

Thank you for sharing your favorites! I of course can't pick just one! Hehe.

Have a fabulous weekend!
Debbie

Chatty Crone said...

I love the double delight - gosh your roses are so pretty - I am envious in a very nice way. So do you have to cover them in the winter? When will they start growing. Sandie

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love roses but sadly the only kind I have been able to grow here in Indiana are the Knockout roses. They are pretty but not gorgeous.

Sylvia K said...

Your roses are so exquisite! And how wonderful to be able to have them in your house every day!! AND how wonderful to have George bring them to you!! Beautiful post for the day, Betsy!! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Diane said...

Roses are always so beautiful. Blessings, Diane

Susie Swanson said...

Just gorgeous.. I can just see the beauty that surrounds your yard.. these are the most beautiful I've ever seen..reminds me of spring.. thanks for sharing your beauty..Susie

Rose said...

I sure enjoy seeing them...they are so beautiful!

Ginny said...

Summer Of Love and About Face!!!! The Summer Of Love, the way you managed to capture the light, the shadings, the water drops, everything is totally perfect, and perfectly beautiful!!!! Hope you have a great weekend, let me know how things are going with you all and George's dad.

Happyone said...

Always a joy to see your beautiful roses!!

Jane said...

Your roses are beautiful! I love the orange one,but they are all perfect! Blessings Jane

camp and cottage living said...

Betsy
I didn't realize you had so many varieties of roses-They are sweet to the eyes in the middle of winter

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Betsy, these are some gorgeous roses. I can almost smell their scent just looking at them!
My good friend's husband grows beautiful roses like George does. When they moved from their former home a few years ago, Bob left behind dozens of rose bushes. The new owners could have cared less and let all those beautiful roses just fend for themselves. Well, you know how that went. How anyone could do that do a beautiful rose garden, I'll never know!
I tried George's method of growing them in pots this year with a couple. They did really well. I'll be interested to see if they wintered over nicely. Looking forward to warm weather again and flowers!!
Have a great weekend!

Fred Alton said...

Yes, Betsy, you two are blessed to have each other. You enjoy so many of the same things. I love that first rose you posted today best of all these. Great roses and great photos, all.

HolleyGarden said...

Oh, they're beautiful! Isn't it hard to wait for winter to be over and have them blooming again!? I can't believe you were able to choose just a few!

Catherine said...

I wish it was rose growing weather here. I shall have to be satisfied looking at your beauties.
Happy weekend Betsy!
xo Catherine

Tracy said...

Apricot Nectar is my favorite out of this bunch...beautiful! Tell GEorge he does a tremendous job :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are a lucky girl! I love them all, but the About Face is perhaps the most unique for me!
Have a great weekend!
xo

Daisy said...

They're all so pretty, Betsy, I don't know how you narrowed it down to just these. You are indeed lucky to have a hubby who treats you so well. :D It's nice to see all these beautiful colors. Outside my window is nothing but white snow and more white snow right now. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Wendy said...

Yes, you are lucky, Betsy! Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses. They are exquisite and can't wait for this year's crop to bloom.
Hugs

Karin said...

What a blessing to be able to enjoy looking at these fabulous amazing roses in the dead of winter! Thank George for us please!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Seeing such pretty roses did my heart good, Betsy! I like the Ronald Regan rose and A Capella. Hope we don;t get too much snow this weekend. Stay safe and warm!

carolina nana said...

One of my favorite flowers is the rose and you sure have some pretty ones.
Blessings and have a wonderful week end
Marilyn

SquirrelQueen said...

Your roses are always so beautiful Betsy, I love them all. The photo of About Face is just gorgeous. You should print that one and frame it.

Wishing you and George a wonderful weekend!

Ann said...

I always enjoy seeing your roses. they are all so beautiful I cant even pick a favorite I love them all

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic shots of beautiful roses. They are quite delicate and perfectly colored.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Out on the prairie said...

I keep smelling the ones at the stores but can;'t find any with the scent I so enjoy. Lovely selection here

Cassie said...

Man Betsy, your 2011 roses were spectacular. Do you ever enter them in competition? Have a good weekend.

imac said...

Great Rose parade here Betsy.
Glad you didnt catch the bug, I got rid and changed my pass words.

Lynda said...

Yes, you are blessed to have roses everyday in the summer! Just looking at the pics, I bet the fragrance comes to you as well as the visual of where it sat in your home.

Donna said...

How beautiful! Yes, your hubby is definitely a keeper!

Pearl@serenitycove said...

They are all beautiful but my favorite is the Apricot Nectar with Moonstone a close second.
You are one lucky lady:)

Kelly said...

...that you are, Betsy! ...and your roses are gorgeous. I know...I've seen them in person! :-)

Birdman said...

Love the roses, especially when it's 0 outside my kitchen window. Yikes!!!!!!!

Beth said...

They are all beautiful, of course, but my favorite of these is the
A Capella with Moonstone a close second. I like the ones with either varigated coloring or just a hint of a different color at the tips.
Yes, you are lucky and it's always esp. wonderful when a person knows it. :>)

Lana said...

You know, when it comes to flowers, I usually hope my hubby brings home daisies and iris bouquets, but your roses ARE beautiful. Thanks for brightening up a dreaRy day up here!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Roses, Betsy. George really has a knack for showing their beauty. Maybe I should get the one called 'Summer of Love'. hahaha!!!

MB

PS. I did get your email--did you get mine?

Karen said...

I do love roses! I expect Heaven to be filled with rose gardens! Your flowers are lovely.

Buttercup said...

Your roses are magnificent! Stopping by from Maple Lane.

Beatriz said...

What beautiful roses Betsy!!!
And you have all in your yard? You're a very luky woman!!!
Lots of hugs
Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

Pat Tillett said...

Every one a beauty!

Janie said...

Your roses are amazing, and you share such lovely photos of them, too. You are a lucky girl, Betsy!

Pam said...

Your beautiful roses are always well worth a second or third look and sniff, sniff before I retire to bed.

Have a blessed evening, Betsy.
Warm hugs,
Pam :)

Mary said...

Looking at your gorgeous roses sure beats looking at the dreary landscape right now! Beautiful and so colorful! I never can decide on a favorite.

Twilight Man said...

Yes, you are certainly the luckiest woman in the world! I am trying to pamper my wife too like how George does but I failed! She just got mad with me this morning! How I wish I could give your beautiful roses to her with many kisses!