May 13, 2010

my cottage rose garden...


You know I'm a cottage kinda girl
and that holds true of my roses as well...


I wish I had neat well manicured roses to share but alas...


I pop them in where ever the sun shines brightly...


and the empty spot in the ground is big enough to dig a hole in...


I wish I kept accurate records and could tell you what each of their proper names are...


but as I've said before they are simply named after people in my life...


This miniature white is Gloria Jean...it was given to my dear mother in law before her passing.  It started out in a little 4 inch pot but now is at least two feet wide and three feet high.  A non stop bloomer, just like she was...


This white floribunda is Esther...named after my mom who just fell in love with strong fragrance of it.  I have searched for it at every nursery I go to but have yet to find one for her...



Take this gorgeous, profuse, yellow rose...this is Emily.


This miniature yellow is Elsa...


and this is sweet Laura...


This miniature red was a gift to my grandson Andrew in the hospital at his birth...


 I have a beautiful pink tea rose named after my sister in law Shelly...


A hot orange rose named after my daughter Jessica...


And this stubborn yellow is Annie...


Call them what you want...

Plant them where you will...

I just can't get enough of them...

How about you? 

Blessings,
Patty

Today I've linked up to Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday...

25 comments:

Bernie said...

You do have a fabulous collection ... I so loved your whites and the yellows. Never been a big fan of roses in my garden ... but you obviously have the touch!

Hootin' Anni said...

For me?==========this was a piece of heaven on earth. Thanks for all the lovelies you posted.

My Show n Tell is my finished, newest, watercolor painting...I do hope you can stop by to view it and give me some critique!! Click HERE

Have a great Friday.

Sandy said...

Beautiful roses, love the yellow ones.
You have a real gift for growing them. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for stopping by. Isn't it great that your parents have been married for so long too. That is awesome!! Sorry about your Dad's health. Your roses are amazing and so beautiful. I have some roses, but not as many as you. You have such a nice variety. And I like the fact that yours are named after people in your life. That is so special!!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

Linda Robinson said...

All your flowers are so beautiful! I do love those Roses! I just love to plant all kinds of flowers also. Last year I tried some tomato's and they didn't do to well in desert heat! Right now my star jasmine is in full bloom and my whole back your smells wonderful!
Thanks for sharing your beutifuls flowers with us!

Hugs, Linda

Tennis Girl said...

Beautiful blooms. I know what you mean. I go around every evening and just look at the gardens to see what is blooming next!
Robin

kim said...

Beautiful roses. I wish I had some good sunny spot for them. I don't get enough hours of sun anywhere. I have one small plant the we planted several years ago and at first it did good then some bugs got to it. Last year I thought I had dug it up and got rid of it, but I guess I left part of the root in the ground and it came back. We will see if it does anything.

Jeannie B. said...

I love them. They are just beautiful. And love your names.

Beth said...

Your roses are really beautiful! It is sweet how you named them after persons who mean something to you.

Sherry said...

Such beautiful roses. I can almost smell them. Beautiful photography too.

xinex said...

I love how you name your roses. They are gorgeous!..Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

I think your roses are just gorgeous. I wish I had the sunlight to grow them! Your yard must be beautiful! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Patty, they are beautiful.....truly stunning.

Barb ♥

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful roses. Love the yellows.

Angel said...

Your roses are Beautiful! Over time I have forgotten the proper names to plants, so don't feel bad. I too name my roses after loved ones, when you look at the roses you think of them. Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Your roses look gorgeous. I just bought two 'knock out' rose bushes. They are the only roses I have in my garden ,but hopefully I'll add more soon.
Have a lovely weekend
hugs
Denise

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Im not generally a ROSE person -- they love to prick me...however your shots are lovely and along with how pretty they are -- I am guessing the smell is wonderful.

Thanks so very much for joining us over at FFB :) Love havin ya!

Claudia

Laura said...

I plant my roses exactly like you do-
and I do not remember their official names.
I just love them though.

How do you deadhead your roses? I have heard different methods.
I linked to FF too-
Come by if you can.
I am now a follower.
We think alike!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Valentina said...

Oh, Patty... To be a rose in your garden!
Just GORGEOUS! and I truly love and understand how precious they are to you by their names and characters... wow! Thank you for this treat.
My MIL propagates from clippings when pruning in Jan. she literally sticks them all in pots and see what happens. More often than not some take. I just love informal rose gardens!
xox
Valentina
from Cyprus

Becca said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful tradition to honor your family members with special flowers. I love this idea.

Thanks for linking up to my Home and Family Friday linky party! Hope to see you next week too!

Becca

Kiki said...

Yay..these are all so super gorgeous..what beauties you have! Gorgeous series! I am charmed by them all!
Kiki~

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a nice collection of roses. Thank's for sharing...

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Our little Stanley is a Maltese/Poodle mix. He's such a fun, smart dog and we can't get enough of him!! :)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Paula said...

Your roses are beautiful! Love all the colors, Paula in Idaho

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful roses, I love the yellow roses. Wonderful photos!