Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Snapshot ... Open Garden Day

My garden will be open today, from noon to 5pm.  The weather is going to be perfect, and the roses are absolutely gorgeous ... I'm biased, though, you understand.  Almost every rose in the garden is in full bloom right now.  Our long spring, with its adequate rain and mild temperatures, allowed the roses to put on lovely, healthy new growth.  Every one of them is totally FILLED with flowers.

Here is a little sneak peek at what you will see if you come to visit:

1.  Old Garden Roses suckering and totally obstructing the paths in the Rose Field.  Hard to complain when they are as beautiful as this.

2.  Roses in trees.  These are once-blooming roses.  Every year when they flower, I see that they have climbed higher and filled more of their trees than the year before.

'American Pillar' in a cedar tree.
'American Pillar', close up.

'Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler' in a mulberry.

3.  The Rambler Fence is at peak bloom right now, and it is an absolute spectacle.  I have been a bum and let the roses go for the past two years.  They are growing like thorny haystacks on the fence and are creeping along the ground through the weeds.  All this growth has fueled a profusion of flowers like no other.  (and the fragrance!!!) 

From foreground to background, the roses on the fence are:  'Jean Guichard', 'Leontine Gervais', 'Awakening', 'Albertine', "Peggy Martin", 'Rene Andre', 'Aviateur Bleriot', 'Paul Transon', 'Alberic Barbier', 'Silver Moon', and 'American Pillar'.   (The roses are planted 24' on center ... do the math, that's almost 300' of fence packed with thousands of flowers.)

It's warm and breezy today, perfect for spending an hour or two walking and talking and visiting the roses.  (I hope to really get busy with my camera in the next few days, documenting this season's flowers to put together a virtual tour ... so those of you who cannot visit in person will get a taste of what it's like.)

Happy Sunday, Everyone!  It's a beautiful day to be in the garden.


  1. I would give you MONEY to tour your beautiful gardens. I wish I lived closer-I would be there in a heartbeat and even bring you a Starbucks to boot. Everything looks gorgeous and I am glad you have a nice day for your open house- xo Diana

  2. Oh my goodness - your roses are fabulous! I've seen rose trees before - but not like yours :)


  3. WOW, Connie! Letting the roses "go" has really made them grow and flourish! Think that would work with my son? I'm going to have to try it! Plus, holding him back is nearly impossible, the pig head.

  4. I'm glad to hear that your weather will be perfect today. It's raining at my house. Sure cooled things down nicely though after the heat yesterday.

  5. So beautiful these roses growing in the trees. I am looking forward to the virtual tour.

  6. I would love to see your fence of roses in person. I just checked my poor babies and they are about 8 inches tall now. That cold spring really hurt them. Nothing like your spectacular display. Hope lots of people were able to come today.♥♫

  7. Gorgeous! I wish I was there to enjoy the sights and scents...

    My mother loves roses, although not the 'wild" ones--her favs are the hybrid teas.

    DH and I did plant a rugosa hedge on our former property in Kansas, but sadly had to move to Texas before it got well established.


  8. The rambler fence is absolutely beautiful!... wow....

  9. So beautiful! I can't wait until my garden has matured. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous inspiration.

  10. I can only imagine!! Gorgeous! Love the wildness of it all!
    Enjoy the beauty!! N.xo

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  12. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

    I cannot wait to see what is blooming!


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