Saturday, September 2, 2017

Roses on September 1

Yesterday afternoon, in between rain showers, the light was perfect for me to take my camera outside and capture images of some of the roses.  Come on ... let's take a look.  (Highlighted names under the photos are links to further information about that rose on Help Me Find, the best site on the web for roses.)

'Champneys' Pink Cluster' and a little friend.

"Sacramento Cemetery Musk Seedling"  aka, "Jim Henley"

It's been a while since I did any photography with something other than my iPhone 6s.  My phone takes decent photos, but my trusty, ancient Nikon D70 is much better at accurately capturing close-up images in the garden.

"Bryan Freidel Pink Tea" and a tiny spider

It's been a hard summer in the garden.  Weather was the main culprit.  It wasn't as hot as usual, but June and July were incredibly dry.  Japanese Beetles arrived on schedule in early June, in lower numbers than last year, but they stayed around for a few weeks longer then normal.  (There are still a few stragglers out there.)  Curly Rose Slugs are a big pest right now.  I pick them off when I see them, but it's a challenge.

Through it all, the garden persists.  Some roses are struggling ... others shake off the challenges and soldier on.  One of the best of the latter is my Yellow Seedling, which I grew in 2009 from a seed in an open-pollinated hip on 'Peace'.  This rose blooms and grows, despite heat and drought, almost immune to blackspot.  It's a star!

Unregistered yellow seedling.

Unregistered yellow seedling.

It's delightful to wander the property to see the roses that are already putting on a lovely show for fall.  As I was finishing up in the front yard, the battery on my camera died.  I will have to wait for another day to show you the rest of the garden.  (The English Roses and Noisettes in the Barn Garden are particularly nice.)  


  1. They are all stunning, Connie. Thank you for sharing! By the way, I had the Peace rose many years ago and I loved its yellow and pink "fusion," but your Yellow Seedling is just lovely. Yellow roses have always been my favorite and were what I carried as my wedding bouquet. The ones I carried looked much more like your Yellow Seedling.


  2. Connie, thank you for sharing some photos of the residents in your rose paradise. It is always interesting to see what roses people have. Your yellow seedling is very interesting nice depth of color and disease resistant, a great combination.

  3. these are so lovely. look forward to seeing the rest after battery recharge.

  4. So wonderful to see all of these beauteous roses of yours. That yellow is stunning. I've looked at yellow roses online, and they are not hardy down here in my zone.

    Have a great holiday ~ FlowerLady


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