Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to APRIL!!!! Spring is AWESOME. Enjoy some beautiful TULIPS from Biltmore!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Everything's Coming up PINK

George and I have been 'walking the yard' every morning about 7:30 a.m. AND--of course,  we are both snapping pictures like crazy... The Roses are marvelous now and so are the Lilies and Daylilies.

I have so many pictures of ROSES that I don't know where to begin to share some of them... SO---after looking through many many pictures,  I decided to do a post on some of our PINK ROSES in our yard...  Some of them are solid,  some multi,  some larger than others,  some have pink on the outside and some have pink on the inside...

I didn't bother to look up their names (since we have 55 different varieties) ---but these are definitely some of my favorites.   All of these pictures were taken in late May/early June.  Hope you enjoy the pictures today! You'll notice that a few of them were taken after the rain we had on Sunday/Monday this week.  Be sure to click on all of them in order to see enlargements.  See if you can pick out a favorite... I can't!!!!  I love them ALL.

Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora Roses are some of the prettiest I have ever seen.  And --most of them smell SO good.   However,  many people don't grow them anymore  (opting for ones like the Knock Outs or little climbing roses) because these roses take ALOT of EFFORT and WORK.

Growing these roses is one of George's many hobbies...  He treats each of these 57 different bushes as one of his 'babies'.... Each one takes lots of love and caring for...  I am the most fortunate woman in the entire world to get to enjoy the roses up close and personal.  As many of you know,  George brings a beautiful rose into the house in a vase for me to enjoy most every day....   I cannot express in words the JOY these Roses ---and my hubby---bring me!   Thanks, Sweetie....  I love you and I love the Roses!!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!