Friday, August 2, 2013

ROSES in our YARD 2013

PEPPERMINT SPLASH ROSE
I am featuring my favorite flower,  our ROSES,  today in celebration of my 71st birthday (which is Monday, August 5)... Since I'm taking a week off from blogging next week to celebrate and have some fun ---AND get some things done here,  I will celebrate my birthday a few days early with you!!!!!!!  Hope you enjoy seeing more of our beautiful ROSES.   I am a blessed woman to have all of these in our yard--and inside (when George brings one in for me each day).

As most of you know by now (since I talk about it constantly),  we have 57 different varieties of Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses in our yard... This has been a good year for all flowers ---including the Roses.  We've had a cooler summer than normal and a wetter one... SO---overall,  the Roses have done very well...

I've already published two other blog posts showing some of our roses this year.   Click HERE  and/or HERE  to see the other posts.   Today I'll share with you  12 more of our Roses... Hope you enjoy them --almost as much as I do!!!!!!  BUT--that would be impossible since I love them very very very very very much!!!!!!!  Thanks to George for taking such good care of his babies ---and sharing them with me!!!

Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.... The one above is one of our most unique roses ---and each bloom is a little different from the last one...Don't you think that the name is appropriate????





MOONSTONE ROSE




SUNDANCE ROSE




BEWITCHED ROSE




PEACE ROSE




DEEP SECRET ROSE




SWEETNESS ROSE




SWEET FREEDOM ROSE




TIFFANY ROSE




SOUTHERN BELLE ROSE



MEMORIAL DAY ROSE





PINK PROMISE ROSE
Can you pick a favorite one from this group?  Mine are Peace,  Moonstone and Peppermint Splash ---although I love Pink Promise also....  Guess I just love them all.

Hope you  have a wonderful week ---and don't forget to celebrate on Monday with me.   Join me on Facebook also since I will be posting on there next week.   I'll get back to blogging on Monday,  August 12.

Hugs,

89 comments:

ladyfi said...

Wow - what beauties! Really lovely.

Jo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY! May you have a wonderful year ahead. I love all the roses but Southern Belle Rose is my favorite. Blessings and big (((hugs))) Jo xxx

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday. all the Roses are gorgeous and I like the 1st and last rose best but really that is only if you put a gun to me head!! If I had known you birthday was coming up, I would have dedicated my post the other day, 'Romance for Roses' to you.

Ms. A said...

The roses are all beautiful.

Happy Birthday on Monday!

Twilight Man said...

You have the best collection of roses I have ever seen. Your smiles and kind heart must have made them bloom beautifully! The first photo of Peppermint Splash is so unusual and looks like a color palate! Nice!

Happy Birthday Dearest Betsy & May you enjoy many more trips & robust health!!! I will be in overseas on Monday ~ you knew it.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betsy, wishing you a early Happy Birthday! It is too hard to pick a favorite rose, they are all beautiful. Lovely shots! Have a happy weekend!

Big Dude said...

With all the traveling you do, I'm always amazed you have the time for so much horticulture. As always, great shots of gorgeous flowers.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...that "sweetness rose" looks so much like the angel face variety. Yep, cooler temps ARE great for roses.

Beautiful flowers as always Betsy.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...dang, I forgot to wish you a happy birthday.

Blackberry Lane said...

Lovely roses. Wishing you a very happy birthday!!!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday :)

I do "heart" roses. They are so gorgeous.

Fun60 said...

Your garden is such a riot of colour. my favourite would be 'Peace' as my mum used to have this one in her garden and still talks about it being one of her favourites. We always have to look for it when we visit rose gardens.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like the Sundance rose. A very happy birthday to you!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

my favorite is the Peace Rose ... awesome blooms. enjoy! ( :

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday #71! Enjoy the day!

linda m said...

My favorite is Bewitched.

MJ said...

Golly, how in the world do you pick just one?? Geeze, I really love that first one... the peppermint one. Pretty. Oh happy birthday to YOU!!! HUGS to you.... ♥

Sandra said...

peppermint is my favorite, makes me want to lick it. LOL and sweetness is second.

HolleyGarden said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Betsy! Hope you have a fabulous one! Your roses are just gorgeous. They are all quite beautiful. I love the shading of Memorial Day rose, with it's darker pink on the back and the light pink on the front. It must really glow in person. And of course, Peppermint Splash! How fun!

DeniseinVA said...

Wishing you an early Happy Birthday Betsy, and I know it will be a day full of joy.

Your roses are fabulous, so many different varieties.

Enjoy your break and I'll be back in when I see you posting again :)

Linda said...

I agree that Peppermint Splash is most appropriately named. They're all so beautiful, though; and your photos of each one are just perfect. Couldn't possibly pick a favorite.

Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Doug's right behind you. He'll be 71 on October 8.

Beth said...

My favorites in this grouping are the pink promise and the peppermint splash. I like the subtlety of the pink promise and the variations and perkiness of the splash.
Wonderful!:>)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I can't choose a favorite, I love them all! Have a wonderful and happy birthday, Betsy!! And have fun next week!

JunieRose2005 said...

"Peace" is my all time favorite rose
...but EVERY rose is beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Betsy!! Mine is Sunday!! We're almost twins -- except that I'm nine years older than you!! Your roses are gorgeous and such beautiful captures!! Hard to pick a favorite, but I do love Sweetness and Southern Bell!! Have a wonderful, beautiful birthday weekend!!

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, I love them, too. I love the Southern Belle..

Daisy said...

They are all so pretty! I love the Sundance one the best, I think. I hope you have a great weekend and a very happy birthday next week! Enjoy your time off! :-D

Mary said...

Your roses are always so pretty it is hard to pick a favorite. But I do love the peace rose. And that peppermint one is certainly unusual!

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy

how amazing! 57 different varieties of roses in your yard? unbelievable!
that's awesome!
your roses are all stunning! and the photos.
i love them so much.

have a memorable and happy birthday, betsy!! have tons of fun next week!

big hugs~
xoxo

Ginny said...

I think Pink Primrose is my favorite, but it is hard to choose. Happy Birthday Betsy!!!! I know you will be having lots of fun!

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful! Amazing that you have so many varieties!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Impossible to pick a favourite from these. A big bouquet of all them would be perfect. Hope you have a great time celebrating. I will be in touch on Monday.

Janice K said...

Hope your birthday is as wonderful as all your beautiful roses--They look just perfect!

Arkansas Patti said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETSY. I know you will have a wonderful one. George will see to that.
That first rose knocked my socks off.
Enjoy your day and week.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Definitely Peppermint Splash for me Betsy, it is exquisite! There really is no doubt that Roses are magic, both visually and aromatically. Divine, and I think you have a jolly good share of them Betsy!! :)
Happy Birthday for the 5th dear girl, have a wonderful birthday break and we'll see you soon!
Much love and hugs
Rose

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are so fortunate to be able to grow so many wonderful roses in your garden, Betsy. I know you and George take very good care of them, and enjoy them all summer.

Happy birthday in advance, and have a wonderful time off exploring a new or favorite place next week! {{ hugs}}}

Terri said...

Oh they are all gorgeous! I hope you and George have a fantabulous week celebrating your birthday!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Beautiful roses.
Have a happy birthday!

Happyone said...

Yes, that is a perfect name!!

My favorite is the simple but beautiful pink rose Bewitched.

Serenity Cove said...

Betsy, they are all so lovely. It makes me want to plant a rose garden.

Shug said...

do your realize that you have some GORGEOUS pictures right here on this one post, that could make a GORGEOUS calendar? I saw one today at SAM'S that was personalized with individual pictures....Something to enjoy all year round. It's probably a good thing that I'm not your neighbor. I love to arrange flowers and I would constantly be over there, snipping all those pretty blooms! Lol.
Hope you and George have a fantabulous weekend...
hugs
Shug

LV said...

If I had the privilege of being surrounded by all this beauty, I would think I had died and gone to heaven. Absolutely breathtaking all of them. I love the first as it so unique. Now I know why I like you so much. We are both August babies.Enjoy your time away. I will miss you and George. Be careful and I know you will have fun.

Carol Z said...

They are all beautiful, but the peppermint splash is a new favorite for me. Will be joining you to celebrate on Monday!

Donna said...

These blooms - and your photos of them- are spectacular! The peace rose variety was always my dad's favorite, so I think of him whenever I see one.

Ajay Kumar said...

nice post

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday dear Betsy. Your roses are all so pretty. My favorite is Sweetness.

Have a lovely weekend and a great week celebrating.

FlowerLady

The Furry Gnome said...

Hope you're going out to smell the roses every day!

Joy said...

Greetings on your birthday. May you continue to flourish like your roses:)
Enjoy your celebration and hugs and kisses from me:)

amanda | wildly simple said...

Happy birthday!!!
Each time I thought I had a favorite, I kept scrolling and found a new one. :)
That peppermint splash is amazing - I've never seen one like it!
I really love the Sweetness Rose, as well - it's a color our only daughter (Lilly) wore a lot as a baby - she looked so beautiful in it.
I also love the simple softness of the Moonstone & Peace!
All of your roses are amazing!
Enjoy celebrating & fun!!

Catherine said...

You have so many beautiful roses Betsy. There is no way to pick a favorite!
xo Catherine

diane b said...

You are so lucky, 57 varieties, wasn't that the add for Heinz Beans, 57 varieties. I love them all but the first one is extra special. Have a great birthday week.

Beatriz said...

Your flowers are always so sweet and make me feel in a wonderful and virtual garden... Thanks!

Hugs

Bia
www.biaviagemambiental.blogspot.com

troutbirder said...

Happy birthday! I do love the roses... and wish I could grow them again. Too much shade here now.

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Birthday Betsy!

I always love seeing all your beautiful roses. My favorites are the Peace and Peppermint roses since those are what I have in my yard and also that gorgeous Bewitched Rose.

Enjoy your week off.

Retired English Teacher said...

Always great to take time to smell the roses. Happy, happy birthday. I hope you take time to do just that. XO

Linda said...

Happy birthday Betsy! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful roses with us. Each one is a perfect bloom, but I do love Peppermint Splash especially.

Lynda said...

You can't be 71 already. You were just celebrating 70 a few weeks ago. At least that's what it feels like!
You are correct about the weather being cooler this summer. On one of our utility bills, it shows the temperature averages for this year and last year and there was a definite difference. I am thankful it has been a bit cooler!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Have an outstanding day! Love your roses - bet they smell heavenly! I have only one rose here at my Florida home but it is right over the water spigot so it may get moved (I did not plant it). Have a great coming week!

Crystal Mary said...

They are all so perfect that its hard to pick a favorite... I liked the Sweetness Rose because of its unusual color. The first flowers Ray bought for me were orange/yellow, so now they are my favorite ones.

Chatty Crone said...

Sorry I am so late. I like all the roses and they are all pretty - but my favorite is the peppermint splash and I love the name too! Sandie

SweetMarie said...

My favorites are the Peppermint and Deep Secret, but really I love them all. They are all so pretty!

I hope you have a Fantastic Birthday!!! You are a special person!
love & hugs,
Marie

Kalantikan said...

Hello Betsy, your roses are beautiful but that first one with variegation is superduper awesome!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy,

You have such fantastic garden, these roses are gorgeous. And I can only imagine the scents.
Happy Birthday!!

Eva

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy

happy birthday to you!!

love and hugs
betty

Neal said...

If I had to pick one it would be the peppermint splash. All are very beautiful.

Anunoy Samanta said...

Happy Birthday Betsy... Many many joyful returns of the day my friend!!!
You're lucky to have some wonderful rose collection...
Obviously the most gorgeous among them is peppermint splash... sweetness rose being 'my lady' type... I think I like pink promise the most :-)
Have a great day............

DeniseinVA said...

It's Monday now (the 5th August)and just came over to wish you Happy Birthday again. I just read his birthday post to you. You are both a couple of sweeties :) Have a wonderful day filled with joy.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!
I love all of the photos of your fantastic roses. I like the pink and red very much. I can just smell the sweet, fragrance of your flowers.
They are all awesome.
Again, Happy Birthday!

RAJIV SANKARAPILLAI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

Peace and peppermint splash, beautiful !

Blackberry Lane said...

I want to wish you a very happy birthday. Hope you rec'd my card on time.

ruthinian said...

Wow you are amazing! 71 yo and blogging like crazy. Those roses are just like you, beautiful and charming and strong. Happy Birthday. Enjoy your vacation.

Big Dude said...

I hope you had a fantastic BD Betsy.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Happy Birthday!! you chose a beautiful way to celebrate it with roses

Small City Scenes said...

Your Roses are so wonderful. I love Peppermint Splash---I used to have that one. I had quite a variety but we moved and left them. I don't know why.
Happy happy day to you!! MB

Grandma Bonnie said...

i really like all your roses. They all have such pretty names. I think my favorite today would be peppermint splash rose.

MastHoliday said...

Great series of pretty flowers!

Jeevan said...

Absolutely beautiful and fascinating roses… roses are my favorite flower varieties as well. I love peace and tiffany more.

Many more Happy Returns of the Day, Besty! Hope you having great birthday week with George. My best wishes :)

Pat Tillett said...

Every one of them a beauty!
Between your gardening and road trips, you must be so busy...

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Betsy! Hope your life is always filled with beautiful roses and other nice things!

imac said...

Happy Birthday, wonderful creations of Roses.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful rose shots! Love the peppermint one.

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, I've been away from blogging for nearly four weeks and so I've missed your postings on roses and other adventures in your life. But I surely appreciate returning to the blogging world and finding the loveliness of your photographs.

I admit to liking wlld roses/single petal roses better than other roses. But no one could deny the beauty of the peace rose or any of the others for that matter.

I hope all is well. Happy belated birthday. Peace.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Wow you have quite a beautiful collection of roses in your yard. Love all of them but fav is the bewitched rose.

Jeanne said...

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday! Your roses are all beaufiful. My favorites - Tiffany and Pink Promise : )

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Just came to know it's your birthday.

Many More Happy Returns of the Day! Have a great year ahead :)

Debbie Taillieu said...

Peppermint Splash and Sweetness are my favs, but you make it really hard to pick a favorite! They are all so beautiful!
I finally planted 3 rose bushes in our new yard. But they don't compare at all to yours! haha!

Hugs to you!
Debbie

Chris Rohrer said...

So many wonderful roses!!!! Prune, cut back, get two more!:) Isn't that how it works?! You must have a million!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Betsy. Your roses have inspired me as you know. And I'm so proud of the way our two plants are growing. I'll post a pic soon. I finally found their names too. Keep well and thanks for being so very caring :)

Pam =) said...

To hard to pick a favorite with so many beautiful roses to choose from. I love them all.

Happy Birthday Betsy- enjoy your time away.
Hugs :)