Saturday, April 18, 2009

Close-up Blooms

I'm posting a few close-up pics of my roses. There is some water damage showing because of the rain we had last night.

First up is Double Delight. This is the color the blooms turn after they've been exposed to the sun for a couple of days.

Next up is Belinda's Dream. My sister, Susie, thinks this is the perfect rose form. If you like this hybrid tea look, then I can't recommend Belinda's Dream enough. It looks like a hybrid tea and grows like a shrub rose.. Sorry about the water damage on this bloom - you should have seen it yesterday before the rains.

This last is yet another Abraham Darby bloom. I love these huge, many-petalled blossoms. Sometimes they have a more symmetrical look than this.


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

I like the tone of Abraham Darby Bloom...... cheers! ~ bangchik

NellJean said...

Belinda's Dream is blooming in my garden. I found a single Sweet William in the same shade of pink to transplant near her.

I agree with your sister about the form. 'Grandma's Yellow Rose' has about the same form, in yellow.

Davy Barr said...

I've looked at Grandma's Yellow rose (or "Nacogdoches.") The only reason I haven't purchased it yet is I've heard it has no smell and I already have two other yellow roses - Golden Celebration and Julia Child.