Jan 1, 2011

My Parade of Roses 2011

Happy New Year!!!

(click photos to enlarge)

I thought I would start this year
with a ROSE PARADE...

Going through photos of the past summer
has been a great way to spend this very frigid morning..

Dreaming of this summer's garden
is the perfect way to shake the winter blahs
and warm my heart :-)

Gertrude Jekyll

My lovely English lady
Gertrude Jekyll was the first to bloom
and my most reliable bloomer,
besides she smells incredible...

The climbing Cecile Brunner's tiny blooms
 on the other hand
bloomed for only a brief moment...

The delight of the first small summers bouquet...

Burgundy Iceberg

Burgundy Iceberg was new to the garden this year,
I love her cottage style in the mixed beds...

Roses just to play with...

Roses to float...
Just for J...

Ballerina Rose

The wild and casual style of
the Ballerina rose
speaks of lazy summer days...


Enchanted Evening

Enchanted Evening was also new this year,
she is a favorite!
She had a rough time in the wet spring,
I hope she makes it through the winter...


I think the Eden rose is perfectly named,
She takes my breath away
every time I see her...

Queen Elizabeth

I don't think there is a stronger lady
than the Queen Elizabeth Rose
she bloomed till the first snow...

I can't wait for the garden catalogs
to show up in my mailbox:-)

Come get your girlie girl on
and join Pink Saturday

Thanks for stopping by today!


Aszka9 said...

as for me :)

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...


What are your favourite catalogs?

Marydon said...

Happy New Year, Bella. Oh, so love the Cecil Brunner, it was Mother's favorite. All your roses are exquisite.

Thank you for a wonderful year of friendship.
Hugs, Marydon

D.E. said...

Lovely roses! Happy New Year! DE

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
An excellent idea for a post. We're having mild temperatures and there is much flooding and bleakness to the day.
A parade of beautiful roses is just what I needed to cheer me up and think of what lies ahead in the garden.
I've enjoyed our friendship this year and look forward to continued sharing together.

Shirley said...
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DanielleisNesting said...

I love the Burgundy Iceberg! Gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Sorry about deleting that post but I had a spelling error..not a good start for 2011! I wanted to comment on how beautiful your roses were. I dont do well with roses and have given up on them. Too much money for poor results.

But, in place of the failing roses, my garden blooms with glorious Lilacs...I have so many different varieties...I'm so lucky that my husband loves to do all the hard work of making the gardens and my job is to keep him from buying too many plants!! what a great job that is! :)
Again, Happy New Year!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Bella... oooh, roses... my very favorite of all flowers... yours are just stunning!... I too posted some of my photos through the seasons of the past year, and also have a rose post lined up for tomorrow!... we gardeners think alike! I cannot wait for Spring and warm weather and back out to my gardens... I adore climbing roses too and your Cecil Brunner is beautiful!... sending happy thoughts of Spring to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sherri said...

Oh Bella all your roses are so pretty!!! I love the Eden one the best though! Happy New Year!

Olga said...

Oh Bella, your roses are so pretty. It's cold and windy here too, but this parade of roses brings good mood. Thank you ;-)

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

What a great idea to have such a Revue of Roses from 2010!

Enjoy your garden dreams for now.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Designing Lady Jane said...

Your roses are soooo gorgeous, and your photos are so professional. You could make a calendar out of all those shots, the last one with the snow is a perfect December.

Donnie said...

What beautiful photos. Makes me ready for spring. Happy Pink New Year.

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Bella! You make me long for spring and summer roses...and it seems so far away right now. Love your tour of roses...they are all beautiful! Hugs- Diana

Fish Tail Cottage said...

This is just making me look all the more forward to spring & summer...love seeing your beautiful roses!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Bella Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year as well. What a beautiful way to ring in the new year, with a parade of roses. I love them all. How elegant they are. I have never seen a Burgundy Iceberg. Oh that one is my favorite, and I think I will be sending off for some garden magazines as well. I would love to try to plant one of those. It is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing sweet one. I have so enjoyed this beautiful parade today. Many hugs and much love for the New Year, Sherry

Suzann said...

Happy New Year Bella!!
Thank you for sharing all your lovely pictures of your roses, they are all so beautiful!!

Debbi said...

ahhhh, love your rose parade! Thinking wonderful thoughts of the roses to bloom again this year. And I made a resolution to buy the Eden rose and find a place to plant it, even if I have to move another rose.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
All your roses are so pretty but the Eden rose really does take your breath away.
I am looking forward to the garden cataloges arriving as well.
Happy New Year!


Jingle said...

pink roses are lovely.
stay happy.
best wishes for 2011.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

HI Bella, I luv the New Year's vignettes that you had displayed. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your New Years................Julian

Marie Arden said...

Your rose parade was, for me, much more fun than one on TV! I love pink roses bien sur!
Happy Pink Year!!
Marie Arden Pink Living

meemsnyc said...

What a lovely selection of roses. Just beautiful.

Atelier de Charo said...

So many pretty roses!!!

Happy New Year!

stefanie said...

i really enjoyed all your roses this year...can't wait to see what you show this year!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Bella, your rose parade is making me year for spring so that I can tend to my garden! Wishing you a Happy New Year, hoping to "visit" more often in 2011!

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Guten Morgen Bella
Ich warte so sehnsüchtig auf die Rosen.
Ich liebe Weinachten wirklich sehr und auch den Schnee, denn der gehört dazu. Aber jetzt kann ich kaum noch das Frühjahr erwarten, und ich weiß, es dauert noch so lange.
Ich wünsche dir ein gutes, neues Jahr, mit Gesundheit, Zufriedenheit, Glück und allem, was dazu gehört.
Alles Liebe Claudia

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Regina said...

dear bella
your post is wonderful.i love roses!!!!
i wish you a wonderful new year with a lot of
love and happiness!

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Ohhhhh Bella
I love roses soooooooooo much.. and this colour is a dream ;o)
I wish you a very very... nice good year..
Kisses Susi

KATHY said...

Your roses are so beautiful.Happy New Year!!


Hélène GLEHEN said...

A post according to my heart dear Bella.
You know how much I love roses !

I agree with you, Eden rose (real name being Pierre de Ronsard, bred by Meilland France) is breath taking and so interesting for the painter's eyes.
I did not know Burgundy Iceberg. It is a beauty.
Thanks for sharing all those treasuries.

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Marilyn said...

Snow is blanketing my roses right now, but will be dreaming of pretties such as yours for now. ♥♫

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Dawn said...

A wonderful New Year to you hun and I will continue to visit often as I love you and your blog

Love Dawn xx

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bella, wishing you and family much blessings and happiness for 2011, lots of health and love into your lives.
such wonderful roses!!
warm hugs from Chile
maria cecilia

Jacqueline said...

So nice to see your roses again! They'll be back in no time! I've been on blog vacation! kinda hard to get back in the swing of things again. Hope You're good! xx (I only changed my sign off--it saves me about five min. per comment not having to write my name :)

Farah Muzaffar said...

Wonderful post Bella... in this chilled and frozen weather these roses are summer breeze, with those I remember the golden sunshine, hmmm lovely post
Happy New Year
Hope you would like to spare a little bit of your time for me sure you will enjoy

Leslie said...

SO many beautiful photos... I think I could actually smell them! Thank you!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So beautiful! I planted a new climbing rose this past Fall and also some of those forever roses. Can't wait to see them bloom this Spring. Happy Pink Saturday and happy New Year.

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

Your roses look so beautiful! I love the colour of the rose Burgundy Iceberg. It is really special. I can see your heart is in the garden as well. Do you miss it too? I can't wait for the new season to start!

Happy evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

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Diane said...

Happy New Year to you, as well! Your roses and your photos are a treat to see.

Anki said...

You photos are so beautiful and you roses are wonderful.