Friday, June 6, 2014

Favorite MAY ROSES in our Yard (2014)

LEMON SPICE ROSE --taken on 5/5/14  (Our FIRST blooming rose in 2014)
We have over 61 different varieties of Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora ROSES in our yard... This year,  I decided that I would organize myself a little better when it comes to featuring them...  SO---I will do what I did in May and that is to take pictures every day or so --as the roses bloom, and mark the ones I like.   Then at the end of the month,  I'll look at all that I have marked and choose 10 favorites from that month to feature on my blog.   Some of our roses bloom constantly and some only on occasion.  SO---some of my favorites may be featured every month,  and some may never be favorites....  BUT---I'll bet that by the end of Fall,  I will probably feature most all of them at least once.  BUT---we will just wait and see how each month progresses!!!!!

Hope you enjoy today's photos... We had a total of 24 different varieties in May ---and I chose 10 favorites....  Tain't easy!!!!!  But --I'll give you a bonus today since I'm featuring 10 favorites PLUS one!!!!! Get some coffee,  sit back and just enjoy...  THEN---you pick a fav for the month of May!!!!  (Be sure to click on them for enlargements.)


INGRID BERGMAN ROSE  5/26/14  (I have trouble getting the reds to come out right --but I was pleased with Ingrid!)



GEMINI  ROSES 5/29/14  (I usually feature individual pictures of roses,  but this group thrills me every time I see it...Gemini is always a favorite!)



PEACE ROSE 5/31/14  (Peace is always a favorite of many,  and the glory of this one is that it changes color through the bloom cycle.)



APRICOT NECTAR ROSE 5/25/14  (love this 'apricot' color, especially after a rain)



SUMMER OF LOVE ROSE 5/26/14 (This rose holds its blooms for a long time --and stays gorgeous even as it ages.)



ACAPELLA  ROSE 5/24/14  (love the combination of red/white)



PERFECT MOMENT ROSE 5/12/14



SHEER MAGIC ROSE 5/29/14  (I had so many good shots of this rose this past month that it was hard to choose just one!)



AND Number 10 ---and my FAVORITE in May:  SUMMER SURPRISE ROSE 5/29/14  (This is a new rose for us this year,  and boy--did we choose a winner!!!!  Wow!!!  I captured this one with the sun hitting it just perfectly early one morning.)



The PLUS ONE for May:  MR LINCOLN  5/23/14 
I don't care much for the photo --and Mr. Lincoln was almost bloomed out when I took it... BUT---this is always a special rose for us,  and the neatest thing about this particular bloom is that it was waiting for us when we came home from our beach trip ---smiling big as we drove into the yard... Mr. Lincoln was saying "Welcome Home" to us!!!!!  That's why he is so special, and why he is the "Plus One" for May!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my May choices.... As I said,  I had 24 different ones to choose from --and even though it was hard to do,  I enjoyed PICKING my fav's.....  NOW--did you pick a favorite out of this list??????

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

Hugs,

42 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh goodness Betsy! There is just no way to choose just one. Your roses are all gorgeous. I'm guessing your yard smells heavenly.
Blessings,
Betsy

Small City Scenes said...

Ah the roses are very beautiful. Mr. George has a posy green thumb. I do love Lemon Spice. MB

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy WOW! Stunningly beautiful. i love them all, i do not know how you can choose.

Ginny said...

Gemini, Peace Rose, Summer Of Love. Summer Surprise may be my number ONE!

Kay said...

Wow! I'm really impressed! I do love roses and your photos are so beautiful. I don't think roses do well in Hawaii.

Ann said...

Those are all so pretty. What a treat to have them in your yard. I can just imagine the heavenly scent when you walk outside.

Fun60 said...

Your selection is really interesting as my mother had 'Peace' and 'Ingrid Bergman' in her garden so they would obviously be amongst my favourites.

Jeevan said...

Simply beautiful and splendid rose collection! Some roses are well captured under soft light... giving a fairy-tale look. I enjoyed watching these beauties... I go with Gemini and summer of love as favorite :)

Enjoy the weekend

From the Kitchen said...

Sorry, I can't choose one. They are all so lovely! Have a great weekend.

Best,
Bonnie

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

First of all, I love the clouds in your header photo, amazing.

Your roses are just beautiful!!!! I'm sure some of them smell heavenly too.

Enjoy and have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Blackberry Lane said...

I love them all. Very pretty pics. Have a nice Friday.

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice, I could almost smell them. Mine are just starting to bloom. Headed out this morning to camp and fish. Have a nice weekend.

The Furry Gnome said...

Your yard must be incredible!

linda m said...

All are so beautiful . I like PEace Rose the best with it's delicate colors. Have a great weekend.

George said...

I sure am glad I didn't have to pick ten favorites from the roses that bloomed in May. You got great pictures.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It's so funny that when I opened up your blog today I swore I could smell roses!!! Smello-vision!!!
I love them all, but if I had to pick a favorite I'd go with Sheer Magic.

Have a great weekend!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'll have one of each please. That should make a beautiful bouquet. Gorgeous images.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I'll one of each, too!!! What incredibly beautiful roses and colors and how delightful to be surrounded by them every day!! Superb captures of them all!! Hope you have a great, colorful weekend, Betsy!!

Marie said...

A lovely welcome home, indeed! And a beautiful bejeweling of your yard in May!

Terry and Linda said...

Yes, Ingrid Bergman!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, all ten are lovely roses, but I think my favorite is "Apricot Nectar." I mostly love wild roses with single petals, not multiple. So I'm hoping that you have some roses like that to show us in the months ahead. Peace.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Betsy, it is too hard picking a favorite. They are all gorgeous! Happy weekend!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh gosh- it's hard to choose...always love the peace rose, and any rose that is peach colored. The summer of love rose is GORGEOUS!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh there they are! I was wondering when you would showcase your roses. So beautiful!

Happyone said...

All are beautiful and it is hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to it would be the Gemini Roses. : )

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
I do feel like I have joined your rose post! although you do have many, many more than I! I just adore roses, it must have been wonderful to be welcomed by Mr Lincoln, what a beautiful surprise! picking a favourite is always difficult but Ingrid Bergman is utterly stunning, what a lovely tribute to her - have a great weekend x x x

Kay said...

Very pretty.

Nellie said...

Red roses are a favorite of mine, with a deep pink a close second! We just bought a David Austin rose. It has a wonderful fragrance!

Hugs,
Nellie

SquirrelQueen said...

All of your roses are gorgeous Betsy. The Peace rose is always a favorite of mine since I have some in my garden too. But that Lemon Spice rose is stunning.
Happy Weekend!

MTWaggin said...

You must have the most colorful and floral smelling yard anywhere! All so very lovely!

Daisy said...

They are all so beautiful, Betsy. I think I like the apricot nectar one the best--it is such a pretty color and so delicate looking. Have a great weekend!

Janie said...

They are all lovely. I really like the ones with a delicate blend of color. You and George do a fantastic job of tending your roses.

Joy said...

So many types of roses. Your garden is a paradise, but it takes a lot of work , I believe:)

Susannah said...

Hello Betsey, Each rose is so pretty and unique! I think I will have to choose GEMINI ! Of course Gemini is for the month of June (which holds my birthday)but I just could not resist the beautiful different shades of the pinks. I used to have a big rose garden. It was my baby. Now, I can no longer take care of it. Mr. said he would gladly help me but he is busy enough with his own veggie garden and such....so my rose garden is no longer. But I am getting to enjoy roses through you and your husband and I truly love it! Thank you for such lovely photos and beautiful roses.

Susannah

classesncamps said...

all roses are simply superb. thank you for making me glad with such nice post

troutbirder said...

Mr. Lincoln is special here as well though I can't grow roses like I once did. Our new house is in deep shade here on Oak Hill...;)

David said...

Betsy, My favorites are the Gemini roses... Great photos! Have a terrific weekend... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Our photos said...

Very Nice

Beth said...

My favorite is the summer surprise rose. Gorgeous! It's like there's a fire in its center or the sun.
I so enjoyed this post and I enjoyed being able to read it. Life is so much easier when I'm not teaching.

Shug said...

One is just as beautiful as the other!! So very pretty and the details on the photos make it as if we can smell the sweetness of the rose, right through the screen.

So very pretty!!
hugs

Susie Swanson said...

I couldn't choose just one if my life depended on it. They're all so gorgeous. Hugs, xo

Grandma Bonnie said...

I believe the summer surprise rose is a definite winner in my book. The Apricot Nectar Comes in a close second to be sure! We lost 3 rose bushes to the harsh winter this year. So sad but that is life.