Sunday, April 19, 2009

Roses in Bloom

Some more pictures of roses. I don't have much variety these days since the roses are getting all the attention. My poor other flowers don't have much of a chance. This first picture is Madame Alfred Carriere. Hoping to get a pretty full bush shot so you can see how big this thing is. I think it would be fuller and nicer even than this, but it's in the shadow of a huge live oak tree and doesn't get a ton of sun.

Here's a really good picture of the perfect Abraham Darby bloom. To me this is what rose blooms should look like. I love this many-petalled, full bloom with that strong, fruity fragrance.


Photos 01 said...

I live in the plains and I have trouble with roses blooming well. I keep trying though. The rose you took on 4/18/09 (?) looks so soft and pretty. I have a wild rambler climbing rose which is beautiful in June when it blooms and then it is over for the year.

I take still life images of flowers. I have two blog pages is a blog which has a still life image and then a pre 1920 Christian poem (public domain poem). Today I posted an image of a rose. The other blog page is a story behind the image - I just started using the same image for both blogs. Anyway that blog is at

Come and "smell the flowers."

Davy Barr said...

Thanks for the links to your blogs. I'm quite familiar with and love the old hymns that you put under the photos.

NellJean said...

I'm never sure where to answer questions left in my comments. Will you return to see the answer, or should I answer in your blog?

You asked about the difference in disease resistance between Climbing Peace and the Bush Rose Peace. The answer is, I don't know.

As to the companions to roses in my flower beds, there are no dedicated rose beds, everybody just lumps in together. Bath's Pink is a one-time bloomer in my climate, so the roses bloom on without Ms. Bath when she's done. The Sweet Williams persist, usually. There are small daylilies (Little Business is with the pink roses) coming on for a front border. Lilies will bloom and then need some salvia around their ankles until fall, while the stems make next year's blooms. Daffodils and hyacinths bloomed there before the roses put on new growth. Nothing is ever finished. My goal is year-round blossoms and fragrance wherever possible.

Davy Barr said...

Sorry about the confusion as to where to answer questions. For my sake, you can just answer them where I ask the question since I usually set it to where I get e-mails when people reply to my comments.

I don't really have rose beds either and my goal is for year round blooms too. What type of Sweet Williams do you plant? I'd love to get some of those sometime.