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Monday, September 8, 2014

Favorite AUGUST Roses in our Yard ---2014

ABOUT FACE ROSE  (taken on 8/2/14 with the sun beaming down on it)
This year,  we have 61 different varieties of Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora ROSE BUSHES in our yard...  After today's post,  I will have shown you 49 of these varieties... I have been posting favorite Roses once a month since May.   If you missed any of these posts,  you can click  HERE to see any or all of them.  They are all listed on my right sidebar under my labels (listed under ROSES 2014).    {On that note,  I love it when Bloggers use LABELS.  That makes it so much easier to find more information on specific topics of interest on one's Blog.  Thanks to YOU who use this .}

Today,  I'll share 12 of my favorite Roses which bloomed in AUGUST...  PLUS---I'll add an extra one --which also happens to be a favorite of mine.  SO---sit back and enjoy these beauties... Wish I had a 'scratch and smell' on here for you --since most of our Roses have a fantastic fragrance.  Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.


AROMATHERAPY ROSE  (taken on 8/28/14) ---I  love BUDS  and I know that some of you do also...  Maybe I'll do an entire post sometime using just BUDS.  Would you like that?



POPE JOHN PAUL II ROSE (taken on 8/30/14) 



CRESCENDO ROSE (taken on 8/10/14)



VELVET FRAGRANCE ROSE (taken on 8/25/14)



SUNDANCE ROSE  (taken on 8/28/14);  The sun is also beaming down on this one...I love early morning sunshine on the Roses.



PINK PROMISE ROSE (taken on 8/06/14);  IF I had to pick a favorite from this group  (besides my extra one listed at the end, Double Delight),  I would pick this Rose.  I love the light pink and white combination.   BUT--picking favorites are always hard since they are ALL gorgeous!




BELLA'ROMA  ROSE (taken on 8/22/14)




WILDFIRE ROSE  (taken on 8/06/14)



BEWITCHED ROSE (taken on 8/29/14)



TROPICANA ROSE (taken on 8/20/14)



PERFUME DELIGHT ROSE  (taken on 8/16/14)



DOUBLE DELIGHT ROSE  (taken on 8/06/14)
I chose Double Delight as my 'extra' for this post since I have loved this Rose for many years... I think that George and I both think that Double Delight is one of our all-time favorites.

Hope you enjoyed the AUGUST Roses today.  Do you have a favorite from this group?   Thanks to George for taking such good care of these beauties and for bringing one inside each day for me to enjoy.   I say this a lot--but I am truly a blessed woman.  Thanks,  Sweetie!!!!


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Blog Friends Meet:  Sharon and Betsy
On another note,   I met another blog friend last Thursday (9/4/14).  This makes the 18th blog friend I have met in person.  This person is SHARON  and you should check out her wonderful blog by clicking HERE.   Sharon only lives about an hour from me,  but we had never met in person until now.  We met for lunch and then she came to my home where she got to see and smell our ROSES in person.  The visit was wonderful ---and I'm sure we will meet again soon.  Sharon and I have a lot in common,  one thing being our struggle with weight, and another being our love for hiking... SO--we obviously had much to discuss!!!!!  It was a great day --and again I say to YOU:  Take time to meet some of your blog friends in person.  You will feel as if you have known them all of your lives.
 
Hugs,

50 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How nice to meet another blog friend, Betsy!

It must be so wonderful to be surrounded by so many varieties of roses all summer long! Your yard rivals the finest rose gardens in botanical gardens. You and George do such a good job taking care of them and photographing them. I love all their names!

Jo said...

Oh wow, Betsy. I love rosebuds and Aromatherapy is my favorite. So good for us to meet another of your blogger friends. I'll pop over to Sharon's blog now. Blessings and hugs Jo

Jeevan said...

The happiness on your faces shows how glad the meeting was… Truly delightful photos of roses and checking along with their names are another interesting factor. DD rose looks pretty cute, and colorful! Tropicana is cheering :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What another beautiful group of roses. The scents must be so wonderful to enjoy in person. Beauty and scents the rewards of growing so many different types of roses.

How neat to meet up with a fellow blogger. I've met three so far.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

From the Kitchen said...

I love the scent of roses. Man/woman has not been able to duplicate it in perfumes, soaps, etc.. At least, I don't think so. Each photo I came upon was going to be my favorite but......they all are.

Best,
Bonnie

linda m said...

I do so love all your roses. My favorite is Bella Roma. You definitely are blessed to have George in your life and I also think it is wonderful that you are able to meet some of your blog friends. I do hope we two can meet some day.

linda m said...

I do so love all your roses. My favorite is Bella Roma. You definitely are blessed to have George in your life and I also think it is wonderful that you are able to meet some of your blog friends. I do hope we two can meet some day.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Just lovely. It would be hard to pick a favorite, but I'm with you -- that Pink Promise is pretty gorgeous.

Daisy said...

Absolutely gorgeous roses, Betsy! I love that first one--wow, what a beautiful color.

George said...

You've given us a beautiful collection of roses today. Your photographs show why an early morning walk among the roses is so rewarding.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think the sundance rose is my favorite :-)

Out on the prairie said...

Two great choices to enjoy, a new friend and beautiful roses. I like the Double Delight and all the rest of them. you can almost smell each one, as I would if I was there.

Out on the prairie said...

Two great choices to enjoy, a new friend and beautiful roses. I like the Double Delight and all the rest of them. you can almost smell each one, as I would if I was there.

Rose said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with your blog buddy!

I don't think I could ever pick a favorite of your roses..maybe a dozen favorites! They are so beautiful.

David said...

Betsy, That's an amazing number of rose varieties! My favorite from this group is the Bella'Roma. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Karin said...

I think that it's just not fair to pick a favourite; they're like children - we love them each in their uniqueness! At least that's how I feel today! Love God's creativity and diversity - no two alike!

Sylvia K said...

Such an incredible number of gorgeous roses and colors!! Thanks, as always, Betsy, for sharing the beauty! Looks as though it was a wonderful day for all!! Enjoy your week and how could you not when you're surrounded by so much colorful beauty -- and so much LOVE!!

Betsy said...

Your roses are gorgeous and I always enjoy these posts. I need to find a few hardy specimens that will withstand our cold winters to plant by the new shed. Old enough to be my Mom? Maybe in age, but not spirit! You are an inspiration to me. How wonderful to meet another blogging g friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So gorgeous! All that color in your yard....love it!

Ginny said...

About Face, John Paul, and Primrose. And it was HARD choosing!!! Do ALL roses bloom all summer? WOW, you have met a lot of Bloggers, I have only met maybe eight or so.

Terry and Linda said...

That is so true!

Terry and I enjoyed meeting you and George very much!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

SmilingSally said...

Hi Betsy,

It's so good to catch up with you. I know what you mean about the joy of growing roses; my daddy always had the showcase of the neighborhood! (However, I did not get his green thumb like my brother and sister did!)

I've met several bloggers too, and you're right about that. It's an extra joy!

Linda Kay said...

Beautiful roses! My first visit to your site, and I'll be back.

Arkansas Patti said...

I was smitten by that first rose and thought none could displace it though Sundance almost did. Both are just stunning.

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
What a wonderful post! you are so right about meeting Blogger friends, it really does feel like you have always known them, I had the pleasure this year meeting several amazing UK Bloggers this year, it was a wonderful day. Your roses are an absolute delight, I didn't know Pope John Paul II had a rose, I really did like him, his rose is a beautiful tribute - I can't pick a favourite (I did try!) each are so perfect, I am very fond of Cookie Monster's advice though!! x x x

Our photos said...

I love your roses, Betsy. They are soooo beautiful !

Happyone said...

Wow you sure have met a lot of bloggers. : )
It is hard to pick a favorite but I go with Bella'roma. Love the two toned. So pretty.

Carol Z said...

Meeting blog buddies has been one of the treats of the last few years. Next month two blog friends will be in New York and I am so looking forward to our fun.

Terri D said...

I agree with you about meeting our blogging friends in person! I've met 13 so far, and it really does feel like we have known each other forever!

My favorite rose is the BELLA'ROMA ROSE. Just lovely.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How can I pick a favorite???? Ok, the bewitched rose jumped out at me; I love the bright pink!!!
So nice to meet up with another blog friend Betsy; I have to say….you and George are VERY popular.
XOXOOXO

Ruth Hiebert said...

All of them are my favourites,but if I had to pick only one,it would likely be Pink Promise.It is exceptional in its soft beauty.

Small Kucing said...

Your roses are awesome , Betsy.

I know it's not easy to plamt. Many insects and bugs love to attack roses. :(

camp and cottage living said...

That's great you and Sharon live close enough to get together more often!
My favorite is the same one as yours and Georges-DBL Delight Rose.

ladyfi said...

What magical and gorgeous roses!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OH, my goodness, you have so many, many beauties surrounding you. I know I would especially love the one named aromatherapy. We have inherited a few roses in this new house... they look overgrown and in need of some care... which I am going to have to study.

You would enjoy a visit to Tyler's Rose Garden... there is Rose Festival every fall with a Rose Queen, Court, parade... big hoopla.. but the garden is just beautiful. blessings to you ~ tanna
ps it IS wonderful to meet fellow bloggers... kindred spirits. ;)

I Am Woody said...

As I looked at the photos, I tried to pick my favorite. Easy until I looked at the next photo!! Beautiful!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I felt the same about the favorites as you did....thought pink and white was fav til I saw double delight! I so enjoy your roses

Small City Scenes said...

My favorite rose or Roses are-----All of them. they are beauties. Good work George.
Always nice to meet blogging friends. Bob and I are meeting with a blogging friend from France on Sept 23. It will be the fourth year in a row. She is great and funny too. MB

Manzanita said...

Lucky Sharon to live close to your beautiful rose bushes. How lovely that the 2 of you live so near to each other and can communicate in person sometimes.
My roses need a lot of help as they've been left unattended for many years. I'm surprised there are any still alive. I would like to have an exquisit rose garden like yours.

troutbirder said...

Oh my they are all so lovely. I do miss my rose garden but when you build a new house in the oak woods......

DeniseinVA said...

I am always loving your roses Betsy and how wonderful that you got to meet your blogging friend.

Retired English Teacher said...

I may just have to go with Double Delight because it is so unique. All roses are wonderful. I truly wonder how you and George keep up with all the dead heading and care of all of your roses. Roses take a love of loving care. I miss mine so much.

diane b said...

Another blog friend to add to your list. That must be fun to meet other bloggers. Soon it will be our turn. All the roses are delightful .

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say I do love all your roses, but this time my favorite is the VELVET FRAGRANCE ROSE because pf it's red color - full of the feeling of life!

LV said...

I could never pick just one, but if I did I would go with double delight. All are gorgeous. You must get every day thinking you are in rose heaven.

ladyfi said...

What stunning roses you have!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Such a lovely yard with all your flowers. Roses are tricky in your area so kudos to you and your hubby on you success. Have a super day tomorrow!

Beth said...

Gorgeous as always! My top three favorites are: 3. crescendo, 2. bella'roma, and 1. double delight.
Such delightful beauty, Bets! :>)
♥B

Kay said...

I do believe that the Double Delight rose is my favorite. I love roses!

Twilight Man said...

All the roses are so beautiful and crispy looking but the orange one in the first photo is very unique and pretty! I had never seen one in this colour!

You are so blessed to have 18 bloggers friends who have met up. I think I have met less than that on my side. It has been my dream to be able to meet you and George someday in Malaysia or USA. I am still praying!