Friday, June 12, 2015

Roses in our Garden

 Oranges and Lemons (my name: Carnival)
Lida Rose
May be another Peace, the colors vary on this one.

Belle Story
 In front of our house, though not all the roses in the garden.
Renee de Violette
Jude the Obscure, a favorite of mine.

At last count there are 29 different roses in the garden.
Yes, we are a bit addicted, my live-in gardener and I.
The heat last week didn't help them much, so they
are looking a bit worn out now; but they will come back with vigor.
The photos were taken before the heat wave.

..........."If songs, like crimson roses,
Are plucked from thin blue air,
Why should mortals wonder
If God hears prayer?"
from Kitchen Sonnets, by Ethel Romig Fuller

Happy weekend, dear friends!
Enjoy the sunshine and stop to smell the roses along the way.


Linda P said...

Your roses are outstanding. If I could choose one it would be Renee de Violette. I can imagine the fragrance. Although the sunshine is welcome I hope you have some cooler, refreshing weather.

Laurie said...

I can just take in the scents just looking at your photos Marilyn, I have no luck with roses, and yours are so sensational!!

Jeanie said...

Blown away, Marilyn. I didn't really know there was a Lida Rose! I always think of the barbershop quartet from the Music Man with that! I wonder which came first?

Anonymous said...

Marilyn, when we visit your home in December, I have no idea you have such a rose garden. Simply beautiful!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Nice to see all your roses together Marilyn, every one of them is a beauty.

Ginger said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the Oranges and Lemons.

Rosemary said...

Love the name you have given to the 'oranges and lemons' rose! It is such an appropriate name - it really should be changed. Your rose garden must provide you with great joy.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love your amazing roses and garden. It looks beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha