Blooming Rose

Blooming Rose

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Garden Is Blooming






We have been having beautiful weather and I have taken time away from the computer
to enjoy more time in the garden and visiting with friends.  I thought you might like to
see what's blooming in my garden so far this summer.


"Ella" is new to me this summer and I think she is quite beautiful...






This rose has been with me for many years.  The apricot color varies with every stage of it's
blooming and it is always a surprise...







The final bloom is a softer hue and the size of a saucer...





Eternal Sunshine is always bright and sunny.  You almost have to wear sunglasses when this
rose is blooming, even on a cloudy day...




This is the show-off rose.  Absolutely loves to be dramatic...definitely not a shrinking violet....






I promise I'm getting to the very feminine pink roses!

The sage is also in full bloom which the bumble bees and hummingbirds love and all the flowers
benefit from that...




Even the cactus and all the succulents are in bloom...



Okay, back to the roses...




It looks like a little critter has landed on this old beauty...





Ahh, the lovely English roses....

Eglantyne is a soft and lovely pink rose...








Strawberry Hill is a bit brighter pink and also very beautiful...










I will save my other flowers for a future post.  Right now I am looking forward to visiting  all of your
lovely blogs over the next few days.

I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend.



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52 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Stunning- absoulutely breathtaking!

The last one looks so much like a peony!!!

You have such a robust and healthy garden, boy is it ever impressive.

GORGEOUS POST!

Olive Cooper said...

Stunning and gorgeous. I cannot grow roses in our humidity except for the knockouts which is kind of like cheating. Your weather and skill makes for beautiful roses. Do show me more please. hugs, olive

Jody and Stan said...

I love all your roses and the photos are beautiful! My favorites are the Strawberry Hill and Eglantyne.
I'm a New Follower.

Jody

NanaDiana said...

My gosh- Those are just beautiful! Each and every photo is a work of art. I can almost smell them from here- Blessings- xo Diana

Mary Ellen said...

Oh goodness you have some gorgeous roses! I have some but am making room for more in by beds- just love those roses!

Shirley said...

wow,wow,wow...you are killing me with these beautiful roses..I have only a few that can survive my buggy soil and I thought I was doing good..look at what you have!
Delightful to the eye...very nice..
Enjoy each bloom...

Cottage and Broome said...

Your roses are beautiful, I love all the pinks they are my favorite colors. Some of my roses are blooming too! Thanks for sharing, Laura

Cottage and Broome said...

PS I'm your newest follower, Laura

Lee Caroline said...

Your Eglantyne rose is stunning, I paint huge canvases of roses, you might want to look at them, if you got my blog and look at my "page" headed "my paintings" you can see them. I specialise in only flowers.

Looking at these roses has made me realise I must finish my work in progress which I haven't touched for ages as my mum sadly is terminally ill and moved in with me and my artistic side is just keeping my blog together, no painting at all.

Thank you for sharing these, I am certainly inspired to try painting again.

Lee ☺

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh how beautiful! I just opened my email to your comment and clicked on your blog link. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous roses with us. I don't have any roses in my gardens. I think I should have at least one don't you? You have a lovely variety and I imagine the smell is wonderful. Thank you for visiting and strolling around my gardens. Have a lovely day! Blessings, Pamela

Acquired Objects said...

Susan your roses are gorgeous! I love your orange and yellow blooms. My only rose bush was full and ready to bloom then I went outside one morning to find it broken to bits and all the flowers gone...DEER! I'll try again.

Enjoy your weekend!
XX
Debra~

La Dolfina said...

They are all exquisite. Itis obvious they love being under your loving care!

Have a beautiful weekend my friend...

Chris will be coming home this weekend!!!!

Lots of Love,

Terri

stefanie said...

soooooo beautiful!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hello Susan,
Your roses are absolutely gorgeous. I need to get some different variety. The only type I have are Knock out roses. Pink, red and white.
~Clara

Gitte H said...

Wow - your roses are so beautiful.

blushing rose said...

Oh, my! Your roses put mine to shame! They are exquisite. I am searching for a couple of them for myself.

Happy pinky weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

LV said...

A gorgeous, breathtaking presentation. I love all flowers and yours are simply the best.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your Eglantine roses are the prettiest roses I have ever seen. In. My. LIFE!!! I love them! All of your roses are pretty. :D What a lovely post.

Robyn said...

so beautiful, very envious of your garden!

Betty Stapleton said...

wow, what gorgeous roses, to think I showed my one a couple of weeks ago and it had a brown spot on the petal, yours are perfect. Thank you for sharing...

gena said...

I'm just starting to attempt roses and yours are an amazing inspiration !


Happy Pink Saturday,
gena

Fishtail Cottage said...

All of your blooms are gorgeous! i especially "Ella" love the pink/yellow tones....thank you for sharing this post over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

Mary said...

Susan~ Your roses are GLORIOUS! I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite but it might be your Eglantyne~ I've never met a David Austin rose I didn't love and it reminds me of a peony! Happy Gardening to you :)

Donna Heber said...

Your roses are breathtaking and there are so many different colors! Simply gorgeous!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your roses are gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings,
Lisa

pembrokeshire lass said...

What glorious roses! So breathtaking your photos that I could almost smell them! I've completely run out of ways to describe them!. I've popped over from Pink Saturday and am so pleased that I have! I just have to join your followers so that I can find you again and visit these beautiful flowers. Many thanks. Joan

Joops said...

So beautiful!

PINK, hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

I am now following your blog.

Privet and Holly said...

S, which of these
beauties is fragrant?
I just adore the ones
that have a lovely
scent in addition to
their fine looks!

Happy Weekend,
xo Suzanne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your roses are simply scrumptious! They are all so lovely but I do love the pink ones best. I can't help myself! Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Garden, Home and Party said...

Such beautiful roses, I normally don't love apricot roses, but your roses may have me rethinking my decision.
Karen

Austine Etcheverry said...

So many gorgeous flowers, I love all the photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Mina fotostunder said...

Så fantastiskt vackra rosor och blommor!
Underbara bilder!

pretty pink tulips said...

Such beauties!! I have to admit having a soft spot for that show off rose....truly stunning!

Don't you just love breathing in their fragrance and being outside to admire them?

Enjoy your week!
xoxo Elizabeth

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

What a treat to see so many beautiful roses! Your yard must be magnificent!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Tricia said...

These are all so pretty, Susan! The last two remind me of peonies. You must have the most beautiful garden. Hope you're having a good week. xo

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Susan, wow! your roses are breathtaking! thanks for sharing such beautiful photos they just filled my heart! XO Christie

Pondside said...

I don't know which rose I like best - Ella, Eglantyne or Strawberry Hill - they are all my kind of pink rose!

Mary said...

Susan~ I stopped back by to smell the roses! Your Eglantyne takes my breath away! Enjoy your Sunday :)

Mary Ellen said...

Roses are my absolutely favorite flower and my, you have some gorgeous ones!! Thank you for sharing your lovely blooms with us!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fabulous roses, our wet weather hasn't been too kind to our blooms her in the UK but seeing these wonderful examples makes up for it.
Paul

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh my word...your garden of blooms are SOOOO gorgeous!!! Can you come over here and help me plant some roses to my ever drab front and back yard?!?! lol Gosh, I wish I could plant something and not have it die on me!!! :( I suppose I have to get used to the valley weather! When I lived near Mar Vista, the weather was perfect!!! But where I am, things tend to dry up a bit faster if I don't water them daily!!! And I tend to forget! lol Anyway, thank you for the constant garden inspiration. :) Take care and have a beautiful day!


Hugs,
Jessie

Jody and Stan said...

These roses are gorgeous! Beautiful Photos!


Jody

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Such an incredibly beautiful array of blooms.

Hope you can pop along to eneter our London Undercover giveaway.

Paul

La Brocanteuse said...

Gorgeous images of your beautiful roses Susan, for a split second I could actually smell them!
Thank you for your welcome back message, much appreciated. Always lovely when you pop in over at my blog. Enjoy your garden, so pretty!
Colette xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

These are lovely! I'd love to have Eglantyne in our garden. I shall be putting it on my wishlist!

Did you know I went to university at Strawberry Hill! The rose is as lovely as the buildings!

Sarahx

classic • casual • home said...

Just stunning...I read this post twice. :)

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Strawberry Hill is particularly lovely. I am making a note of it as I think it would sit wonderfully in our garden. Beautiful photos.

Stephanie said...

WOW! What lovely roses! I continued to look at the pictures and enjoy the beauty of them. I am definitely going to become a follower of your blog and I look forward to your future posts :)

Blessings to you,
Stephanie
theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Mmmm, wonderful series of images! Just bought some barerooted roses that are waiting to be planted.
xo Ingrid

Portobello Design said...

Susan, I had the pleasure to meet you at the French Summer Market in Santa Barbara this past weekend. Your blog is lovely and I am following you by email. I can't wait for each and every post! All the best, Rié Portobello Design

Draffin Bears said...

Your roses are all so very beautiful and must be wonderful walking around your wonderful gardening, smelling the roses.
happy week
Carolyn