Our World: Roses in Our Yard

Our front yard as seen from the road in front of the house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  June 1, 2013.

Our front yard as seen from the road in front of the house, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 1, 2013.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Many of you know that Betsy and I grow roses.  We have 57 different variety of roses growing in our yard, most of which can be seen in the photo above.  This picture was taken from the road in font of our house.

Our 'big' rose bed, with the new wall flower bed in the background.  Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  June 1, 2013.

Our ‘big’ rose bed, with the new wall flower bed in the background. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 1, 2013.

The picture above was taken standing at the house looking toward the road.  The rose bed in the foreground is our ‘big’ rose bed and contains 22 roses.  This is our oldest rose bed.  The rose bed in the background is along the road and contains 7 roses in addition tulips, iris, lilies and day lilies.  We put in this flower bed after building the retaining wall.

Our 'small' rose bed, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  June 1, 2013.

Our ‘small’ rose bed, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 1, 2013.

The rose bed on the opposite side of the driveway from our ‘big’ rose bed is the ‘small’ rose bed.  It contains 10 roses.

Container roses along the driveway, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  June 1, 2013.

Container roses along the driveway, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 1, 2013.

Finally, we have ten container roses on each side of the driveway.

Those of you who are mathematically inclined will note that the sum of the roses is 59, not 57.  That’s because we have duplicates of two roses.  I’m not sure how long that will continue.

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22 Responses to “Our World: Roses in Our Yard”

  1. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Good Morning, Your yard looks magnificent. I always enjoy the many varieties of roses you share with us. Hope you and Betsy have a nice Monday.

  2. rednomadozr Says:

    Wow! Your yard looks like a Botanic Gardens!! Are you SURE you didn’t get the shots mixed up?!?!

  3. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Your yard looks lovely! I’m sure you guys are the envy of the neighborhood!

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    i like the first photo, that view of your house, so beautiful looking at it through those tall flowers..

  5. ladyfi Says:

    You have so many gorgeous roses!

  6. Ms. A Says:

    Beautiful, George and it looks like you have some neighbors that get to enjoy the fruits of your labor, too.

  7. Linda Says:

    Your hard work and tender loving care is showing, George. Your yard is just gorgeous.

  8. ewok1993 Says:

    i wait for this time of the year when you start showing your roses. thanks.

  9. sylviakirk Says:

    I agree with Linda, George, and your yard is indeed gorgeous! Such beautiful, colorful roses!! Hope you have a great week!

  10. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Of course, you have to know I was NOT counting. Counting is my least favorite thing. One of my FAVORITE things though is your yard full of roses; gorgeous!

  11. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The amount of roses you have is staggering. And now I will tell you something. I lived with multi-generations growing up, including my great grandfather.. He was a carpenter until he got out to help at an accident on a snowy road and two cars pinned him between them. He lost both legs. It was then that he took to painting and growing roses. Not as many kinds as you, but they circled the yard in a ring. He made himself a dolly on wheels and would scoot around and around tending his lovely roses. End of my personal rose story.

  12. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    As pretty as they all are, you can duplicate them all you want. You certainly have the touch with roses.

  13. Neal Says:

    You sure have a beautiful yard. It’s obvious that you guys put a lot of work into it. I wish that I like yard work but that has never been my bag of tea.

  14. rhiebert Says:

    57 or 59,can one ever have too many roses? My answer is no,especially when they are as beautiful as the ones you grow.

  15. diane Says:

    You have magnificent roses and it must take a lot of work to keep your garden so beautiful.

  16. Rajesh Says:

    You really have beautiful collection of roses.

  17. MaryBeth Says:

    Your yard is stunningly beautiful. 59/57 roses—that is a mega bunch. So pretty though. thanks for showing them off. MB

  18. ZielonaMila Says:

    Wonderful place, roses there are beautiful, fantastic photographs:) Greetings

  19. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The enormity of your flower bed architecture and the rows and rows all planned out is mind boggling. I have often told Betsy you ought to charge money for garden tours!

  20. dayphoto Says:

    Your roses are outstanding! It looks like your lilies are about to bloom also!

    Linda

    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  21. Carletta Says:

    So many lovely roses George!
    Hubby bought one rose bush and we put it out. It bloomed and had a new bud a couple of days ago. Noticed yesterday the deer had stripped the plant clean. :(

  22. Sartenada Says:

    Small paradise and very beautiful photos from so lovely roses.

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