Good afternoon Folks ~ Here is is another Monday, the last Monday of February. Time is zipping right along.
The give-away contest for the book David Austin’s ‘The English Rose’ has ended and the winner is # 1, who is Rebecca, of Thrifty Style at 68. Congrats to you Rebecca.
Be watching for two more gardening books to be reviewed and given away in the next couple of weeks.
I’ve taken quite a few pictures of roses that have been in bloom the past couple of weeks. Their scents, along with the scents of jasmines and other flower scents have been filling the air around Plum Cottage. My heart if filled with thanksgiving and joy for God’s goodness and His beautiful creation.
I really love roses. Many, many years ago, I told my dear husband that I’d rather have living flowers to grow and enjoy in my gardens than to receive dying bouquets. He went along with my idea and would occasionally pick small bouquets from our own flowers. Sweet, sweet, sweet memories.
Ok, here we go for some rose eye-candy.
‘Don Juan’ compliments of friends Nanci & John
‘International Herald Tribune’ from Rose Petals Nursery
‘Knock-out’ local nursery
Not sure what these next blooms are. I’ve had the bush a long, long time and think it might be ‘Bon Silene’.
This one might be ‘Old Blush’. Have had this for many years also.
‘Carnation’ from Rose Petals Nursery.
‘Mm. Laurette Messimy’. Bought this many, many years ago.
‘Cemetery Rose’ traded with Connie of Hartwood Roses for one of my rose needleworked pieces.
‘Rose de Rescht’ from friends Deb & Charly.
‘Love’ compliments of friends Nanci & John.
‘Fragrant Cloud’ compliments of friends Nanci & John
‘Granada’ ~ I bought this rose soon after losing my dear husband. Bought it at Sam’s Club, spring 2013. Granada, Spain was one of our favorite places and we visited it 2-3 times while we lived in Spain when DH served his tour of duty for the US Navy. The roses in the Generalife gardens had ‘huge’ rose blooms and I’m happy to say this rose produced huge blooms for me this year.
The bud belies the size the flower will become.
Look at the size of this next to my hand. The colors are stunningly beautiful.
‘Winecup’ this color grabs my heart, from Rose Petals Nursery.
S-i-g-h, ~ I hope you enjoyed seeing these beauties. Some are large, some are small, all are wonderful. Some are old garden varietes while others are more modern.
Thank you for visiting and for all of your kind comments in previous posts. I appreciate them and your time in writing them.
Have a great week ~ FlowerLady ~ who will be spending more time in my gardens trying to bring some semblance of order out of this sub-tropical jungle. I’ll blog whenever.