Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roses in the Garden, May 19

Here is a sampling of the photos that I took during my walk in the garden early this morning.

'Glenn Dale' is a totally amazing rose.  Once blooming, easy to train, and produces hundreds of flowers every spring.


More buds than flowers right now.  The main show is still to come.


Climbing American Beauty is an early one every year.


Golden Century, mini climber, behaving itself and staying on its upside down tomato cage support.


Climbing Lavender Lace turned out to be too large and unruly to confine to a tomato cage.


Alchymist buds.


Alchymist buds.




This is a found rose from California.  As far as I know, I have the only plant outside of California.








One side of my Hybrid Tea garden.  I see Mrs. Joseph Bonaire, Maria Stern, Shot Silk, Gruss an Aachen, Dairy Maid, President Vignet, and others.


Moonlight is such a photogenic rose.


Accidental combination of Moonlight and Shailer's Provence.










One corner of the Hybrid Tea garden, with Else Poulsen, Chinatown, Lundy's Lane Yellow, Zalud House Shingled Raspberry, Reveille Dijonnais, and others.


Subtle colors on a flower of Lundy's Lane Yellow.


West side of the Hybrid Tea garden, with Else Poulsen, Ivory Triumph, Jiminy Cricket, Poulsen's Pearl, Lundy's Lane Yellow, Captain Christy, and others.


Pots in the driveway even look good when they're blooming.


Perle d'Or is one of my very favorite roses.


I can't wait till that sidebud opens, to see if it's single, too, or double like Perle d'Or usually is.


This Alister Stella Gray was sent to me as a rooted cutting by a woman in DC who found it growing up to the second floor of a townhouse.


Tidewater Trail is my own foundling.


Another flower cluster on Tidewater Trail.


Charlotte Anne is a sport of Playgirl.


I love singles most of all ... Dairy Maid is a little piece of sunshine, as a friend said on FB.


Old Gold was an early attempt to breed yellow into modern roses.


There's a bit of yellow in there, in the center of the new flower and as the petals age.


These flowers have opened within the past few days.  Most of the garden still has more buds than flowers, so the show will continue for the next few weeks.  This is such an exciting time of year ... what I work for ... let the show begin!!

Don't forget, Open Garden Day is Sunday, June 7.  If you can, make plans to come meet the roses in person.


18 comments:

  1. I see you're spending morning and evenings like me; catching up on photos! I do so love Alchymist. And 'Little Darling' is gorgeous, but those black spots on the leaves are mighty early....do you have trouble with that one?

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    1. Most mornings, I have been wandering and drinking coffee and admiring the roses. This morning, I realized that I should share. I’m glad you like them. A lot of the roses in my front Hybrid Tea garden are pretty susceptible to blackspot. It's the nature of their time period, I guess. I have been lax with my fungicide so far this year. Sprayed for the first time last week. Will spray again tomorrow morning, then go to my 14 day schedule … she says, optimistically.

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  2. The American Beauty and Tidewater Trail are my favorites. Not sure if it's because of their shape or their color, but they really caught my eye.

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    1. You have good taste! These are two of my favorites, too.

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  3. Ooooooooooh, everything looks so beautiful!

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    1. It really is beautiful right now. The colorful flowers draw my attention from the weeds and other work to be done, and I truly relax and breathe and enjoy the show.

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  4. You have already so many flowering roses, I almost envy you, beautiful!!! Like you I always make a round in the garden early mornings when I´m back home from walking and playing with Snarf. I see that even ´Alchymist´ is blooming, I have to wait another month for that one.
    Since I have stopped with opening my garden for the public, I don´t spray against pests anymore, and that suits me fine. I did not like spraying every fortnight, but you have to because many people have an eye for every little black spot or green flee. I am happy with it for the roses are doing quite well without fungicide.

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    1. I have felt the same way about watching friends in the deep south of the US, and warmer parts of Europe, showing off their beautiful gardens ... while mine was barely leafing out at the time. So many of the roses that I grow are here for preservation, and a good number of them don't grow vigorously on their own roots and they are also very susceptible to blackspot. Ownroot is the only way to get them, so I make sure to attend to their water, fertilizer, and fungicide needs so they grow well and keep as many leaves as possible. In a few weeks, a friend will be teaching me to bud onto rootstock. I can't wait to see what some of these roses can do when grown that way ... as they were intended to be grown in the first place.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I'll take one of each. :-) I think my two favorites are your foundling, 'Tidewater Trail', and 'Shailers provence', although I really like them all. You are blessed to have so many beauties growing in your gardens. Thank you for sharing. I try to stick with roses that do well down here in the heat and humidity of so. FL and those are usually the old garden varieties. Your pic of Perle d' Or makes me want to grow her again.

    Happy Rose growing ~ you certainly know how and your love of roses shows in your gardens.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Isn’t it just like a hardcore gardener to be attracted to things that we cannot grow? Tidewater Trail and Shailer’s Provence would languish in your heat … and you can grow wonderful things like Giganteas that freeze and die with our winter cold.

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  6. Absolutely heavenly, Connie. I love every one. We are in first bloom glory here, too. I just can't stop taking it all in.♥

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  7. Connie, these are gorgeous. Climbing American Beauty, Tidewater Trail, and Charlotte Anne... Oy! I want to put my face into them.

    Coming home tomorrow and I'll pester ;p you soon about getting together.

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    1. The whole place is exploding with color right now. No pestering is necessary to visit. Pick a day, and come on up!

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  8. I'm especially smitten with the Alchymist rose. My goodness, how lovely!

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    1. I will have to go out tomorrow and show you an update on what Alchymist looks like now that those buds have opened … oh, MY

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  9. OMG! It looks like Heaven!
    Just absolutely Lovely.
    :D

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    1. When the garden looks like this in spring, this place truly IS Heaven! Don't pinch me, 'cause I don't want to wake up if this is a dream.

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  10. Your garden is breathtakingly beautiful! Heaven is right!

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