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“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” L. M. Montgomery
 

SURROUNDED BY ROSES IN MY GARDEN

Roses in my Garden

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE LA MARNE ROSE

I feel so blessed with all of the roses in my garden. When we first looked at our house, it was this large La Marne that drew my heart. I knew we were home.

A couple smaller La Marne

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE LA MARNE ROSE BY DANCING GIRL STATUEare growing on the eastside of the garden. Someday they may grow to be as big as the original.

Growing wild

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE PINK DAWN ROSE

The garden had not been tended for a while and I knew that we needed to be patient to see just what was in our old garden. One of the roses we discovered growing wildly every where was the Pink Dawn. I was able to take a couple and to train them up two arbors.

Cascading over the wall

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE SMALL DARK RED ROSES AT WALL

One of the other delights in our garden is the wall at the street. We live on a hill and the sidewalk is elevated about three to four feet on one end and over five feet at the other. The previous owner planted a few roses that cascade over the side as well as a couple shrub roses.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE RED ROSE AT SIDEWALK

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE SMALL PINK ROSES AT SIDEWALK

Roses
~George Eliot

You love the roses – so do I. I wish
The sky would rain down roses, as they rain
From off the shaken bush. Why will it not?
Then all the valley would be pink and white
And soft to tread on. They would fall as light
As feathers, smelling sweet: and it would be
Like sleeping and yet waking, all at once.

A few years back we were gifted with several roses.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE PURPLE RED ROSES OLD FASHIONED GRANDMA'SThis rose can grow very tall and spreads from the ground. My neighbor tells me that his grandmother had a bush just like this. I’ve seen it in a few gardens around town.

IA DELIGHTSOME LIFE SHRUB ROSEThis is a very sweet little shrub rose we have one at each side of an arbor. The buds are a little thorny before they open to this multi-petaled beauty.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE SMALL BURGUNDY ROSEThis little rose has compact deep red/violet blooms and is very fragrant.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE MEMORIAL DAY ROSEThe Memorial Day rose has a very strong fragrance and the first roses are quite big.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE KERRIA JAPANESE ROSEThis is a Kierra or a Japanese rose.

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE WILD PINK FRAGRANT ROSEThis rambling rose grows at our back patio – it’s fragrance is marvelous and hangs beautifully in the evening air.

Dearest’s roses

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE WHITE DAWN ROSE

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE WHITE DAWN CLOSE UP

On the westside of our garden is Dearest’s garden. There he has quite a number of Daffodils, Daylilies, Angel Trumpets, Crape Myrtle, Hurricane Lilies, Allium, Forsythia and this gorgeous cascading White Dawn rose.

The Knockout Roses

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE PINK KNOCKOUT ROSE

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE RED KNOCKOUT ROSESThese roses are a wonderful gift to the garden. Their ease in growth and prolific nature make them marvelous choices for your garden.

The Austins

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE DAVID AUSTIN ROSE

A DELIGHTSOME LIFE DAVID AUSTEN ROSE TURN REDChoosing these marvelous old English roses for our zone is not easy. We have such hot, humid summers that some are just too delicate. I do give them a try. This marvelous red rose was a surprise this year. One of the roses struggled -it was yellow. This year I think it’s root stock took over and now we have this enchanting red rose growing beneath the Crabapple tree.

There are a few more yet to bloom….

I am so thankful for all the wonderful roses and plants in my garden. It is definitely a blessing.

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” Audrey Hepburn

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