Friday, March 12, 2010

Flowers on Friday ... Fragrant Roses

Let me tell you a little secret that you may be surprised to hear ... I can't smell most of the roses in my garden.  It may be the result of allergies I've had my entire life, or perhaps it's a genetic thing that prevents me from detecting certain scents.  Whatever the reason, when I stick my nose into most roses, I come up empty.

Today, I'm going to feature some of the roses in the crop of 2010 that I CAN smell.


Marchesa Boccella
(also, erroneously, known as Jacques Cartier)
Hybrid Perpetual, 1842, 3 to 4 feet high

Rose de Rescht
Portland, before 1900, 3 to 4 feet high

Portland from Glendora
(may be Joasine Hanet)
Portland, found rose, 6 feet high

Chief Seattle
Hybrid Tea, 1951, 4 to 5 feet high

Hybrid Musk, 1928, 6 feet high

New Dawn
Climber, 1930, 10 to 12 feet tall

Union Redwood Cemetery
Hybrid Perpetual, found rose, 4 to 5 feet tall

Portland, 1846, 5 to 6 feet tall

Bourbon, found rose, 5 feet tall

The new Hartwood Roses web site has been up for less than an hour, and I already have people over there digging through the new crop of roses and asking questions.  How cool is that!


  1. I don't have much sense of smell either...not since the allergies came...I wonder if that's why? hmmmm or are we just used to them! hahaha
    goodness!!! I wish I could grow just one rose as lovely and healthy as yours are...look at you grow!!!
    I love them all...and your photos are outstanding!
    thanks for joining in with me this weekend!!!

  2. G'morn, TY for popping by for a visit. I wrote you an email ...

    These roses are named/from my birth region ... WA ST ... they are gorgeous.

    You are going to be fun to follow, sweet lady.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Oh what beautiful roses you grow, I can smell roses and just looking at your beautiful photos makes me 'think' I can smell them already. I sure wish I could grow those beauties. I have a few roses but seems like I fight to get anything to last for very many years. Thanks - have a great weekend.

  4. Your roses and your pictures of them are Beautiful! I also love the pictures of your furbabies! Have a great weekend!

  5. Well you certainly selected some of the more fragrant roses in the garden.And it's a shame of losing
    any sense of smell with the garden you have.Although I am a former smoker,I can't imagine not smelling some of the beauty's that are in your garden.

  6. All of the roses are just gorgeous. I want them all. LOL!

  7. Those are gorgeous. I have Felicia and the fragrance is wonderful.

  8. These are gorgeous!!! I can't wait to come see and "smell" these first hand! And I'm so excited to visit your new website...congrats!!

    Kat :)

  9. Oh yes! roses are the bestest flowers of them all. My favourite scented one is double delight. But Mr Lincoln is great too. Those ones you have shared look like David Austins. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  10. Just discovered your blog through another, so glad I did! I love old homes and old roses too and plan to design a small rose garden in the back yard of THIS OLD HOUSE, an 1835 farm house we are in the process of restoring/expanding. I also love photography, beautiful pictures you have taken.

    I don't have the sense of smell that I used to have, and I've developed allergies in recent years, perhaps this is the reason!

    I'm adding you to my blogroll, I hope that's OK. Have a great weekend! - Karen

  11. Love Old Roses whether they have a fragrance or not...going now to look at your Rose web site! Thanks so much for making your lovely roses available to all of us!


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