Posts Tagged ‘Roses’

Our New Roses This Year

November 8, 2013

2013 -- New Roses

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I’m sure it comes as now surprise that Betsy and I grow and love roses.  We have 57 varieties of roses in our yard.  I think our rose garden has stopped growing, but we still need to replace roses once in a while.

This year we had three new roses in our yard.  The rose on the left in the collage above, Milestone, is a rose we first saw at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, last year.  I found it offered this Spring and ordered it.

The other two roses both came from Heirloom Roses.  Helen Traubel, the rose in the middle, is an ‘old’ rose.  It was introduced in 1951, but it has a beautiful color and very nice fragrance.  The rose on the right is Something Special.  It is a fairly new rose.  I like the way the white outer petals frame the yellow center.

Our World: Biltmore’s Rose Garden

October 7, 2013
Part of the rose garden at Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Part of the rose garden at Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

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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.

I’m beginning to think that visiting the Rose Garden at Biltmore House and Gardens is dangerous to the health of our wallet.  Each time Betsy and I visit the rose garden, one or both of us will find a rose that we think would look good in our yard.  When we visited last year we found the Milestone rose, which we added to our garden this year.

We went back to Biltmore in early August as part of our getaway for Betsy’s birthday.  And sure enough, we both found some roses that we thought it would be nice to have.

Francis Meilland rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Francis Meilland rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

The first one we found was Francis Meilland.  This is a new rose that I’ve had my eye on for several months.

Winter Sun rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Winter Sun rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Winter Sun is another new rose that both of us found to be very beautiful.

Sweet Afton rose, Biltmore House & Garden, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Sweet Afton rose, Biltmore House & Garden, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Sweet Afton was introduced in 1964.  I’m not sure it is still available, but both Betsy and I liked its beautiful pastel colors.

Queen Elizabeth rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina.  August 6, 2013.

Queen Elizabeth rose, Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina. August 6, 2013.

Queen Elizabeth is an even older rose (1955), but it is still a beauty.  I have seen it offered by several sources.

Do you have any suggestions for us?  We’re running out of places to put roses in our yard, although I’m sure the deer would be delighted to have a few more rose bushes to munch on.

Reach for the Sky

August 26, 2013
George getting a picture of our About Face rose.  July 21, 2013.  (Photo by Betsy)

George getting a picture of our About Face rose. July 21, 2013. (Photo by Betsy)

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Most of our roses are average-sized bushes — three or four feet high.  But we have one rose that likes to show off every couple of years and see how high it can grow.

Betsy got the picture of me (above) trying to capture the top blossom on our About Face rose.  To put this image into proper perspective, I’m 6-feet, 4-inches tall, and I’m shooting up to shoot the rose.

The picture below is the photo I was shooting while Betsy was getting her picture of me.  I rather like it, even if the flag in the background is blurry.  The morning light was bowing through the petals of the rose when I got this picture.

About Face blossom with the flag in the background.  July 21, 2013.

About Face blossom with the flag in the background. July 21, 2013.

Our World: Roses in Our Yard

June 10, 2013
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.

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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.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (11)

August 15, 2012

Crescendo rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 11, 2012.

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This is the eleventh and final post on the roses in our yard.  With this post I have shared all 55 rose varieties in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

Crescendo (above) is one of our newer roses.  It was Jackson & Perkins’ Rose of the Year a couple of years ago.

Memorial Day, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 20, 2012.

Memorial Day did actually begin blooming on Memorial Day a few years ago.  It’s a beautiful, stately bush many wonderful blossoms.

Moonstone, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 13, 2012.

Moonstone is one of our container roses.  The blossoms seem to get more beautiful as the rose bush ages.

Peace, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 20, 2012.

Peace is said to be the world’s favorite rose.  It that’s true, I can understand why.  Peace was one of the first roses we got when we started our rose garden.

Sedona rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 16, 2012.  (Photo by Betsy)

Sedona is another relatively new rose for us.  The blossoms are a beautiful red/orange at the beginning, although the color changes as the blossom ages.  This rose got its name from the colors of the Arizona desert.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (10)

August 1, 2012

Perfume Delight, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

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This is the tenth post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

As the name implies, Perfume Delight (above) has a delightful fragrance.  It also has a pretty pink color.

Pink Peace, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

Another pink rose (this one’s a little darker pink) with a nice fragrance is Pink Peace.  It’s one of several descendants of the Peace rose that we have in our yard.

Ronald Reagan rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 6, 2012.

Ronald Reagan doesn’t have much of a fragrance, but it is a beautiful bicolor rose along the front of our yard.

Sonia, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 12, 2012.

Sonia is a salmon pink rose that is a favorite with florists.  We enjoy it’s fruity fragrance and classic form in our yard.

Summer Nights rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 9, 2012.

Summer Nights is the newest rose in our yard.  I have no idea how it got its name, but we like its beautiful colors.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (9)

July 25, 2012

Peppermint Splash rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 23, 2012.

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This is the ninth post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

Peppermint Splash is one of Betsy’s favorite roses.  It definitely has one of our more unusual blossoms.  Betsy says it reminds her of peppermint stick candy, which probably accounts for its name.

Perfect Moment rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 3, 2012.

There probably isn’t such a thing as a perfect rose, but it’s hard to beat the colors of Perfect Moment.

Pink Promise rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

Pink Promise does a good job of living up to its name.  It produces many of these beautiful pink blossoms throughout the season.

Radiant Perfume rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

Radiant Perfume has both a delightful fragrance and a brilliant color.  It’s a bright spot in our garden each time it blooms.

Sheer Magic rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 28, 2012.

Sheer Magic is a beautiful bicolor with a very pleasant fragrance.  We enjoy the soft pastel colors as much as we do the fragrance.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (8)

July 18, 2012

Bella’roma Rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 2, 2012.

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This is the eighth post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

Bella’roma has soft pastel colors and a delightful fragrance, which accounts for her name.

Fragrant Cloud, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 28, 2012.

Fragrant Cloud, as you can imagine, has a very good fragrance.  This rose is in our small rosebud along the driveway.

Melody Parfumeé, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 2, 2012.

Another fragrant rose in our garden is Melody Parfumeé.  The fragrance is wonderful, but we like it just as much for its unusual color.

Midas Touch, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 27, 2012.

Midas Touch isn’t quite as fragrant as the others in this post, but it does have a rich yellow color that draws attention anyway.

Mister Lincoln, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 27, 2012.

Mister Lincoln is another variety that I’ve had for many years, and this plant is one of the first we got when we started our rose garden here in the Glade.  The blossoms of Mister Lincoln don’t last as long as some of the newer reds, but its wonderful fragrance and classic form allows it to remain a favorite in our garden.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (7)

July 11, 2012

Acapella rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

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This is the seventh post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

Acapella is one of our newer roses, and it resides in a container along our driveway.  In addition to beautiful color, Acapella also has a delightful fragrance.

Frederic Mistral rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 1, 2012.

One of our most fragrant roses is Frederic Mistral.  This rose has a tendency to branch all over the place, so it it requires a lot of pruning.  But the the fragrance and color keeps it in our garden.

Glowing Peace rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 1, 2012.

Glowing Peace is another offspring of the famous Peace rose.  I really like the colors of this beauty.

Lemon Spice rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 23, 2012.

Another relatively new rose for us is Lemon Spice.  Both the color and the fragrance are ‘spicy’.

Medallion rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 1, 2012.

Medallion certainly takes the prize as the rose with the largest blossoms in our yard.  I first had this variety nearly 40 years ago, although we’ve had this particular bush for only a couple of years.  I think this rose definitely deserves a medal of some sort.

I Promised Her a Rose Garden (6)

June 27, 2012

Sweet Freedom rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 20, 2012.

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This is the sixth post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

We haven’t had much success growing white roses — we’ve lost more white roses than all other colors combined.  But Sweet Freedom (above) is a rose that keeps blooming for us year after year.

Tahitian Sunset rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 30, 2012.

This multi-colored rose is named Tahitian Sunset.  I haven’t been to Tahiti, but I imagine that a sunset on that island contains these colors.

Tiffany rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 3, 2012.

Tiffany was new in our garden last year.  It has a soft pink blossom with a hint of yellow at the base.

Touch of Class rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 28, 2012.

Touch of Class is an elegant-looking rose which we have enjoyed for a couple of years now.

Wildfire rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 25, 2012.

Wildfire has an orange-red color that is close enough to Tennessee Orange to become a favorite with Betsy.


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