Jun 6, 2011

The First Roses of Summer...


A few days of sun!

We finally broke 70 degrees
for the first time this year!!

(click photos to enlarge)

The roses have starting popping open...

Gertrude Jekyll was the first,
she was also one of the last to finish blooming
last year....


Mary Rose
followed closely behind....

sadly with the record low temperatures over the winter,
(9 degrees)
I lost quite a few roses...

So on Saturday, I made a trip up to the
Antique Rose Farm in Snohomish
to pick up a few new friends:-)

I visited there last summer and shared photos
if you'd like to revisit that trip click here...


New friend,
Regensberg is already in bloom....


and
so is the Therese Bugnet Rose....


(color plate from Pierre Joseph Redoute)

The other new roses aren't in bloom yet,
so I borrowed photos from the


Brother Cadfael....


Gentle Hermione....


Harlow Carr...


Scepter'd Isle...


and
Strawberry Hill...

I can't wait for them to bloom!
like a proud mom,
I will be sure to share lots of photos :-)

(a parting shot of Gertrude Jekyll)

Today I am joining...

and
Thanks for stopping by....

33 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

They are all so beautiful, Bella. I can tell you like pink! And hooray for you, finally some warmer temps!

I am going to try my hand at a climbing rose this year. I have a beautiful trellis and I want something beautiful on it. Any advice?

XO,
Jane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I thought maybe you had gone to the beach for awhile! I am shocked to know you just now hit 70 degrees! Your roses are going to be very happy from now on. So very pretty!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, your roses look so beautiful.... my roses didn't do very good this year, don't know what happened, they usually bloom out and look realy pretty. Can't belive your temps are just now getting out of the 70's... it was 100 here in Texas today, would love to trade with you!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It has been beautiful hasn't it? I love your new roses. We went to the Antique rose farm a few weeks ago and bought 'Harlow Carr' too. And my first rose bloomed today and was also 'Gertrude Jekyll'!

Olga said...

Hi Bella,
Your roses are gorgeous. I'm sure the new ones will be very happy in your garden.

House and Garden Boutique said...

The roses are absolutely breathtaking! Loved all the photos!

Vintage Gal said...

Bella ~ what fabulous roses. Wow ~ they are just beautiful ;-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Your roses are spectacular! Beautiful photos.

Jo said...

Bella...these are so perfect!
So lovely.
~Jo
Lazyonloblolly

NanaDiana said...

Bella- I can't wait to see all your babies blooming! They are ALL beautiful! xo Diana

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Those Gentle Hermione roses are stunning. :D

Martha said...

I'm in love with David Austin Roses! My plan was to go buy some today but alas time did not permit. I do hope to get some this week though! Now with these photos I'm pretty sure I have to make it priority :) Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bella, Your roses are perfection! I kept saying, "Oh, I love THAT one... oh, I love THAT one... Thank you for sharing, even if your roses aren't blooming yet. No wonder we order from catalogs... their photography is intoxicating! I am so happy I stopped by to read this post full of beauty and blooms!
Yvonne

Dorthe said...

Bella, they are so beautiful- I love pink roses ,too, and would love to have some of your new ones in my garden as well-I have not heard some of the names, but I will try and ask for them :)
Thankyou for sharing.
xo,Dorthe

Donna Heber said...

Your roses are beautiful Bella!

Zoey said...

You must have every shade of pink there is! So pretty. Regensberg is such an interesting shape.

Darla said...

Gorgeous roses! 70's sound really nice to us..

perennialgardener said...

Your roses are stunning! :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Stunning roses.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Mary Rose is my very favorite! I have a row of David Austin roses...lost a couple this last year too.

rosarod said...

Hi Bela, how beautiful "collection" of roses. They seem to whisper the language of love ... Greetings, Rose Marie

CIELO said...

You have roses already! Yeah! We're 3 weeks behind! ;) Soon! Thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday!

Cielo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wowsers, those are some beautiful roses!! I love Strawberry Hill with its million petals. Like a cabbage. just gorgeous!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Bella, Love your pink roses. We lost several roses this year too. I haven't got to the rose garden yet. I'm still working with all of our perennials. With 2-1/2 acres, we have a lot. I love David Austin roses. I'll have to get that Gentle Hermione. Yours are all so lovely!
Have a great day!
~ Julie

Jean said...

Beautiful pink roses! It must smell heavenly in your garden. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

deborah said...

I love all of your David Austin roses! They are my favorites too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' Therese Bella, it's just beautiful-enjoy:@)

La said...

These are each so beautiful. I'll bet your yard smells like heaven in the summer.

Kate said...

Warmer days = beautiful flowers!

pogonip said...

Just lovely--each and every one! I have yet to have even one rose open with our cool spring. I know they're just waiting for a few warm sunny days (just like me)!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your roses are beautiful! Temps only in the 70's? We are having record highs in the 90's. Too hot too soon for us.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi Bella...gorgeous roses! thanks for sharing at Fishtail Cottage garden party (my roses popped open today...finally)! xoox, tracie

Pondside said...

No blooms here yet - just buds, and only on the Rugosa Roses so far. This is the year that I have to add a Gertrude Jekyll to the garden.