My World: New Roses in Our Yard

John F Kennedy Rose. May 27, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

We’ve had a very hot, dry summer here on the Plateau, which means we’ve spent a fair amount of time watering our roses.  Happily I’m still able to bring in a rose for Betsy just about every  day.

These are some of the roses that are new to our yard this year.  Most of them are in the new flower bed we built along the road.

Two of our new roses honor presidents.  The very fragrant white rose above is the John F. Kennedy rose.

Ronald Reagan Rose. June 4, 2010.

The Ronald Reagan rose is not as fragrant, but is a beautiful red-and-white bicolor.

Southern Belle Rose. May 13, 2010.

This cheery yellow is called Southern Belle.  Since Betsy is a Virginia girl, I just knew we had to add this to our collection.

Sedona Rose. May 26, 2010.

Sedona is a magnificent red-orange blend that is Rose of the Year (2010) from Jackson & Perkins Company.

We have a few other new roses, but I’ll save those for another occasion.

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23 Responses to “My World: New Roses in Our Yard”

  1. Neal Says:

    Those sure ar beautiful. I love to see beautiful flowers but I don’t like to work outside in a flower garden.

  2. Mildred Says:

    Each rose you have featured is lovely George. I only wish I could smell their sweet fragrance! Enjoy your day.

  3. bertN Says:

    Lovely roses!

  4. Susie Says:

    Beautiful! Enjoy the fragrance for me.

  5. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Beautiful. My favorite “presidential” rose is Mr. Lincoln.

  6. Tricia Says:

    Award worthy roses, it looks like to me! They’re beautiful!

  7. Sandra Says:

    your world is full of beatufy and you are blessed to be able to capture it and show it to us. i think the whole world has had a very hot summer.

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous roses, George! Award worthy indeed! How I would love to have one of those every day! Terrific captures! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

  9. busy bee suz Says:

    These are all so beautiful, but dang, that Sedona is amazing!!!!

  10. MaryBeth Says:

    Very beautiful roses, George. How do you keep the Deer from nibbling all the new buds? I don’t have any roses left—I guess i just got tired. You have so many beauties. MB

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Very beautiful roses. Red color rose, Ronald Regan rose is my favorite.

  12. Rose Says:

    They are all so breautiful…wish you could post the smell along with the pictures!

  13. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Together these make a gorgeous bouquet.The beauty in your yard is wonderful.
    Blessings,Ruth

  14. Cheryl Says:

    The first two roses are my favorites…and nicely named indeed. How lucky Betsy is to have you bring her a rose each day!

  15. noel Says:

    aloha,

    you have some beautiful roses, i’m loving sedona the best, the colors are magnificent, thanks for showing your beauties

  16. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    My hands down favorite today is the pure white one. But then J.F.K. was not that innocent and pure, was he? As a teenager, I just worshipped our first young Catholic president with children in the white house, and the whole Camelot thing. I was to be disillusioned more and more as time went on.

  17. Kathy Ariano Says:

    The roses are magnificent. Sadly, I can’t say we’ve had many this summer.

  18. Reader Wil Says:

    You are a true romantic, George! The roses are so gorgeous ! You and Betsy must be great gardeners to be able to grow such beautiful flowers!

  19. Linnea Says:

    It always amazes me how many different kinds of roses there are. I have to say George that these are really spectacular. They look perfect in every way. No “flaws” or “imperfections” at all (if you can even say that about a rose)! You’ve got a green thumb – or maybe it’s your lovely wife with the green thumb! Thanks for your visit.

  20. ewok1993 Says:

    Love love love it when you post images of your roses. We’ve been on a mission to find WHITE rose. We are fixing our backyard garden, slowly, very slowly and we decided that we would add more to our rose bushes in the backyard – creating a rose garden. But we don’t have any white roses. Any tip on what is the best white rose available on catalog?

  21. Karin Says:

    Those new roses are incredible! How many varieties do you have again – one for every week of the year?? They are truly stunning photos!

    Just catching up on all your posts! I sure miss my laptop. Got it back yesterday with the clamshell display all fixed, (over 800$$, but Apple paid!) but the space bar and volume buttons are now messed up, arghhhh! Took it right back today! I’m on hubby’s computer right now.

  22. Hilda Says:

    Your roses are so beautiful, George! I love the white John F Kennedy rose best of all.

  23. Leedra Says:

    Your roses are beautiful.

    Like the changes to your yard since you and Betsy moved there. New houses look stark, yours now looks like a loving couple lives there.

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