Friday, October 30, 2009

Flowers on Friday.

As I make my rounds through the gardens, taking cuttings, pulling weeds, and enjoying the fall weather, I am completely amazed by the number of roses that are still blooming. My camera is getting quite a work out.

(Mutabilis, China rose, bef. 1894)

It is very exciting to see many of the roses that I added to the collection this year, my Ralph Moore minis especially, are blooming for the first time.

(Fairy Moss, Miniature, 1969)

(Fair Molly, Miniature, 1999)

(Hope and Joy, Miniature, 2006)

My goal is to get a photo of every single rose I grow. I know I can’t do this till spring for the once-bloomers, but I’ll see how far I can get with the rest of the garden. I hope to have an album of all the photos available for visitors to see next year. Wish me luck.

(Pink Perpetue, Climber, 1965)

("Belmont Yellow", Noisette, found rose)

I think I'm going to try to make “Flowers on Friday” a weekly-or-so feature here through the winter. With all the photos I’ve taken so far, and ones I know I can expect to take in the garden and the greenhouse, I should have lots to work with.

(Sydonie, Hybrid Perpetual/Portland, 1846)

Here is some more of what was blooming earlier this week.

(Arthur de Sansal, Portland, 1855)

("Bellamy Plot", Noisette, found rose)

(Feu Joseph Looymans, Hybrid Tea, 1921)

("Peggy Martin", Hybrid Multiflora Rambler, found rose)
Also known as the rose that survived Hurricane Katrina.

(Mockin' Bird, Shrub, 2001)

(written by Hartwood Roses.  Hartwood Roses blog)


  1. Beautiful roses! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. This is my first visit to your blog, and I've just become an instant 'Follower'.

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!


  3. Fabulous photos of your lovely roses.
    I'm glad you shared them with us!

  4. Such lovely roses Connie, thanks for letting us see them by your wonderful photos. It is such a pleasure to come to your blog, I enjoy it alot!

  5. Thank you for such lovely compliments! It's nice to have visitors who also love roses ... my goal here is to show ALL kinds of roses, not just familiar ones.

    Fall flowers are particularly lovely, because they last so long in the garden in the cooler weather. That cooler weather is also very nice for the gardener. :)


  6. What a beautiful bunch of roses. I love the more cabbage type roses, so full of romance.


  7. My favorite flower, the rose, any kind will do for me.
    Beautiful , thanks for sharing.
    Linda Q

  8. Those are gorgeous! I sure wish I had more room to plant more roses! Thanks for sharing!


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