Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Pop on over to Wordless Wednesday to see some wonderful images.

'Bill Warriner'

More roses from my garden this week:


  1. what perfect flowers, in form and color. roses are just the most lovely things.

  2. Your roses seem to be perfect! I love my visits to the Little Round Table. Thank you! ~ Sarah

  3. Lovely can almost catch a whiff of their fragrance!

  4. Ahhhhhhh! The sweet fragrance fills the air ... so beautiful.

    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  5. Gorgeous roses! Happy WW! Drop by and link up!

  6. Oh, your roses are just gorgeous. You really captured their beauty. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


  7. The most lovely! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I'm not a big fan of roses, but these are really beautiful!

    Here's my WW entry for this week.

    Happy WW!

  9. Lovely pink roses in your garden. :)

  10. Beautiful flowers - great shot.

  11. Candy, I always love seeing your roses! How much garden space do you devote to them? You may have explained this before and I missed it, but I'm curious as to how they're laid out. One big rose bed or several smaller ones? Only rose beds or spread throughout the garden? Do you have a preference to the type: antique, tea, floribunda, miniature, etc.? I don't know enough about them to know what kinds you are featuring and I am fascinated. Hope all these questions don't sound too nosy.

    My sister has always been the one who has grown roses in our family. She has about a dozen or so and they are in the two flower beds across the front of her house with nothing else planted in them. But I don't think she is as diligent as you about their care and nurturing. I tried planting a couple of Queen Elizabeths several times (gifts from her so I would stop "snitching", as she put it, hers. LOL), but the Japanese beetles decimated them. Now I have a ZĂ©phirine Drouhin (Bourbon) that seems to be doing well, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful garden!

  12. ~such a subtle soft sweet color of roses...beautiful photo...warm wishes and brighetst blessings~

  13. I love the color! Great picture!

  14. This is certainly a powerful photo! Makes me wish I had a "scratch-n-sniff" monitor!!!

  15. This is such a prolific bloomer and so very aromatic! I'm happy that you all enjoyed this one.

    More rose images for this week can be seen at this link:
    This Week In My Garden: Roses and The Silly Kildeer

    Becky, I'll respond to your questions momentarily....need to gather some links that should cover most of your questions. :-)


  16. Back again with some answers for Becky and others who have asked about the rose garden.

    Growing roses in the South is a whole other thing than here in California. Florida also has a unique set of conditions that require care in selecting roses. Any of your local nurseries or a Master Gardener program should be able to direct you to roses that are resistant to those nasty Japanese beetles and also some tried and true remedies that can mediate their effects.

    I'm partial to floribundas and hybrid teas because they are so easy, but then climbers are wonderful and some of the old fashioned roses ...... I also have a LOT of miniatures because they take up so little space and can give a lot of color for such little guys.

    My "secrets" are deadheading and Bayer All In One, plus the wonderful climate that accounts for about 90% of my success.

    This link to the Happenstance Garden II blog will show you the rose garden when it was just a bare and naked place.

    The Rose Garden

    The actual size .... hmmm .... probably about 150' x 40'. There's a hand drawn layout of the 1 acre over on the garden blog. Some changes were made in the actual execution of the garden, but it will give you a general idea of the overall layout.

    General Layout

    The 'Iceberg' climbers are on another wall of the garden on the entry drive and an 'Eden' climber has made its way into the back garden on a wall. My experience with roses here in California is that I do better when they are all in one place where I can keep an eye on them and treat them all in one place. Also with automatic sprinklers I can better control the amount of water the roses get (they LOVE water!) as opposed to losing track of them in the larger back garden beds.

    If you read to garden blog from the first post forward in time, I think you'll get a better idea of the the big picture!

    Please remember that I NEVER post ugly pictures (at least not on purpose!) , but I will tell you that I have very weedy rose beds right now. These late rains are creating monster weeds and this is after spraying the beds twice already this season with Roundup to knock them down. The bad thing about abundant weeds is that they are sucking up all that Bayer goodness! I can tell you that the weeds are very healthy. LOL


  17. Fabulous photo! I wish my roses looked that good.

  18. Thanks tbdogs! Stop back again soon for more images from my garden.



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