Jun 26, 2010

Roses Roses Roses...

A Week of sunshine has done wonders in the garden..
the roses are happier,
and so am I...

(click photos to enlarge)

This sweet rose was poking through the front porch railing..
It's name is Sweetness...
well named,  I believe:-)


I have tried to remember this roses name...
it completely eludes me.

I love the ruffled edges on the petals!


This is Burgundy Iceberg...
floating in a bed of delphiniums...


A couple of days ago in my purple passions post  (here)
I had a purple rose in a vase.

Everyone loved it so much,
I thought I would show it here on the bush,
It is Enchanted Evening.

It is newly planted this year,
Her mature height will be four feet.


This is April in Paris...
I love her scent!


Here is a bud on the April in Paris
The light was shining on her so pretty...


and last for today is
Queen Elizabeth...

She really is the rose queen in my garden..


I have several of her.
She is almost nine feet tall
and blooms abundantly all season.

This spring I planted a staggered row of her,
down the center of one of my flower beds
to form a wall.
 As soon as she starts to fill in I'll give you a peek:-)

That's the end of the rose tour for today..
Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

You can go view more lovely flowers
from around the world at Today's Flower!


and for the first time I am joining...

The Tablescaper


Thanks for visiting me today!

39 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, I can't wait to have roses next year. We've decided to put in a whole row in the back. I'm so excited. Yours are so beautiful. I love "Sweetness" and I hope I can find it out here.

Thank you for sharing these photos, Bella.

Ruth said...

Bella, your roses are so beautiful. Burgundy Iceberg... love that.... gorgeous!!
Have a great weekend!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE
Uour roses are wonderful :)
Håkan your swedish friend

Jeanne said...

Wonderful Bella..they are as beautiful as your name! I have a rose garden for the first time and each morning I go out to look at them with my coffee. I just like to gaze at them and pinch myself. I love all the names of yours...you could write a sonnet to them:)

Best wishes for a great week!

jeanne:)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your roses are beautiful! I've never seen so many lavender-ish colors, and the ruffle on the second one is very nice-enjoy!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such beautiful roses!!
Debbie

katie said...

Oh such beautiful roses. I can almost smell them .

JJ said...

One of my favourites is Queen Elizabeth too but that first one sweetness is such an unusual colour.
your roses are obviously very happy, what do you feed them?
JJ

Carletta said...

What beautiful roses and what a beautiful garden and cottage you must have!
The colors of these are wonderful.

(Carletta's Captures)

Arija said...

You have such a lovely collection of putples. Do you have Angel face and Fragrant Plum? The latter is also, like Charles de Gaulle, a quite tall rose. They all have a wonderful scent.

Jacqueline said...

You have such beautiful roses. I wish I had remembered all the names of mine. I have one purple bush and I just love it. With a blog named Purple Chocolat Home I should have a lot more! What a lovely collection. Mine were so happy for so long. I did a Summer Sunday on it last week and now with the heat of this week, they are all burned. Glad I got photos earlier. Have a wonderful Sunday. I'm off to visit your purple passion.

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Bella....I love your Blog... your roses are sooooooo beatiful.. I come again...
Kisses Susi from Germany / Bavaria ;O))

i beati said...

my soul sings with these fabulous old fashioned colors..

Mimi said...

Stunning roses...the colors are just beautiful.

stefanie said...

oooo, some gorgeaous roses...love the queen.

Denise said...

And I am happier for seeing these photos. Gorgeous shots, all of them! Thanks for sharing.
An English Girl Rambles

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have some of the prettiest flowers I've seen in blogland!!! Gorgeous!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful roses and the colors are gorgeous! Your yard must look lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

Thank you so much for coming and joining "SUMMER SUNDAYS". I wish you many visitors.

I love your garden. Not only are the flowers themselves exquisite, but your color palete is amazing - so soft and dreamy...just looking at them lets you drift away. Just gorgeous.

Thanks again for being a part of "SUMMER SUNDAYS".

- The Tablescaper

Average Girl said...

so very pretty!

ETT RÖTT MONOGRAM said...

Ciao Bella.
So wonderful roses you have. A visit here was a plessure. I love the color of yuor roses.
Have a nice evening
Hugs
AnnaMaria

Tootsie said...

this is just the most beautiful display! I love roses...and those colors...well they are just breathtaking!

Sherry said...

Bella,
Your roses are beautiful! I just ordered a David Austen rose book. I am loving your rose colors, so pretty!
Sherry

guild-rez said...

Beautiful roses and lovley pictures!!

The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends.
- Persian Proverb

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Such pretty roses!

Donna

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Bella, I am drooling over your beautiful roses!!!

EG Wow said...

You have such lovely roses!

Limar said...

Beautiful, beautiful roses! The burgundy one is a dream :)

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Your roses are stunning! They make me very greedy ;-). I love the colour of Enchanted Evening and Burgundy Iceberg. Very Pretty! It's a joy to visit your website and get some ideas for my garden.

Lieve groet,

Madelief

Chie Wilks said...

i get to know lots of beautiful flowers here with the same color theme - purplish...beautiful shots

mine's here

Mª Zélia said...

Seu jardim é um verdadeiro encanto!Adorei ver suas rosas tão bem cuidadas, com formas e cores maravilhosas!

The Paint Splash said...

What beautiful roses. Mine aren't fairing so well this year but I did post some from Ecuador that I took pictures of when we were there. Hope you will come by for a visit. Debbie

msdewberry said...

Your purple roses are stunning. All your roses are wonderful, I like the purple the best!!

meemsnyc said...

How far apart do you grow your roses? A sea of lilac / purple. So pretty.

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

So glad I found you via Rostrose...! Great blog and above all another Rose Lover!
Will be back again.
Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Olga said...

What a beautiful variety of roses. They all are so pretty and have such beautiful names.

Lily Hydrangea said...

your roses are amazing!

Farah said...

Hi Bella, so nice to visit your ROSY BLOG, you know here in our region BELLA is name of very fragrent flower , so your name reflects in your blog. beautiful . love the colour of rose and how healthy it is, really I am feeling fresh after visiting your blog... Thanks for sharing

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LC said...

I'm always amazed at the way you use color in all things related to your gardens! Larry