Monday, June 23, 2008

The Parade of Roses

Leading the parade we have the antique Rose de Rescht

Next the lovely French rose Peace with it's message of world peace and hope.

Double Delight very nearly perect.

A beautiful Buck rose Honeysweet.

Saving the best for last, my favorite Buck rose Golden Unicorn.

More rose parade coming soon.


beckie said...

Oh! Your roses are stunning. Can't possibly pick a favorite. I have Double Delight, but am going to have to move her as she is in too much shade now. Looking forward to more roses on parade.

A Wild Thing said...

I wish I could grow roses where I live, but it's all river bottom sand with a lot of dranage, hard to keep watered. So I will enjoy their beauty on your site. I too am a (single) ecologist with a love of the wetlands. I have 6 acres that I am letting go back to the natural, cedar trees, prairie grasses and forbes, although my neighbors may not be to happy with me, cause I only mow right around my house and don't use a gas powered mower, just a push mower. But it is beautiful to watch the tall grasses blow in the prairie winds. Nothing pleases me more than to sit on my 100 year old porch with my cairn and a cup o joe, listening to the birds and the nothingness.

Give me a holler some time-


Rose said...

Your roses are just beautiful. I love them, but too afraid to try to grow anything but the easy-care Knockout roses.
I hope you got your camera fixed!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Beckie. I know what you mean. My favorite is always what's blooming right now.

Good luck moving DD. Roses are not fun to move.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Sweet Repose. I'm lucky to have clay that holds moisture pretty well. Someone described roses as bog plants that require good drainage. An apt description.

I have struggled to establish some native grasses. Fighting garlic mustard, burdock, and ragweed. Without using a lot of chemicals the battle seems hard to win.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Rose. I was the same way for a long time. Too much trouble. Then I decided to grow two old antique roses that my Grandmother and mother grew. When I found out you have to plant them extra deep it eliminated the winter die off I had very little trouble growing them. Two roses multiplied into many:)

I'm trying to grow them without antifungal spray. In some areas that might be nearly impossible.

Mary said...

Oh, your roses are WONDERFUL! I have a lot of trouble keeping them from the deer here. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my post today. I have put you on my blogroll, and I'm going to have a lot of fun reading all your old posts!

tina said...

Those are all gorgeous! And you are good photographer too!

carolr said...

Your pictures are very pretty. I love to garden too, but I haven't had lots of luck with roses. I saw your foxgloves;I do have them, but never knew the origin of their name. I have a copy of TS of Music and my fav. part is where she is walking into the churhc. Actually, now that I think of it, I have lots of fav parts! Good choices of authors too.

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Mamie thank you for visiting my cottage garden tour and leaving such a sweet comment!
Your blog is beautiful, great pictures! I love all your kitties...and those roses are wonderful!

One suggestion...not to offend but just my personal feeling!
The white font is hard to read against the dark red! The grey font seems easier on the eyes!


Roses and Lilacs said...

Hello Mary. Thank you for stopping by to visit.

I hear so many people talk about the damage deer do. Frustrating. There aren't many things they won't eat. My border collie keeps the deer away from the farm house. In the past she has given them quite a scare. They seem to have decided visiting my yard isn't worth crossing paths with her.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Tina. I'm trying to learn. I love it when a photo comes out well. Digital makes it so much easier.

My camera isn't working right. Going to try to fix it tonight. (That really sounds silly since I know nothing about how cameras work.) Probably have to find another one:(

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Carolr. Thank you for coming over to visit.

I am really enjoying reading other's blogs, hearing their ideas and seeing photos of things that interest them.

Had to laugh at your story of leashing the cat:) I know a lot of people who garden for hours with cats tied outside. My cats do not tie well. They do amazing Olympic quality gymnastics when I attach a leash.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Dolly. I loved your web site.

You are absolutely correct about the white font. I knew it after just a few posts but wasn't sure what to do to change it. I guess I hoped it was just bothering my tired eyes and nobody else was having as much trouble.

I think I'll take your advise and try the gray.

Thank you for visiting and thank you for your honest opinion.

Kathleen Grace said...

Gasp! Are these all yours?! They are amazing! I wish I had a greener thumb, my roses limp through the seasons, but they are there. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Your photos are stunning.

troutbirder said...

beautiful.. just beautiful.

Suzanne said...

I haven't read any other comment...I'll go back. OH NO!!! YOU'RE ME!!! Thanks for stopping by sweetie. Too kind. Now I have to learn more about you, but that's almost too funny! Cuz I already know you. Hummmmmmmm. Well, I'm going to read and then I'll be back.


Suzanne said...

Well, before I even start, I had no idea I was a link. That's too sweet. Did you notice I accidently deleted all my links. Can somebody help me put them back? You know how much work that is! You will be one upon it's return. XO

Suzanne said...

I'm crying. I'm going to need to come back so that I can organize my thoughts. The cats, the dogs, the rescues, the roses, you. Everything. It all matters and I have to compose myself before I write. You're amazing. I'm so grateful we met. Honestly.

Rosy Inspiration said...

Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, and that's how I found you, what a nice discovery! Your site is beautiful and inspiring too, I will come back for more for sure.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Kathleen Grace. Thank your for stopping in to visit. You say your roses just limp along? Maybe we can make a deal. I'll tend your roses, you can bake me some of the wonderful foods I see on your blog site;)

Have a wonderful day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Rosy. Your site is dreamy. All those English roses! What fun. You have a lot of interesting stuff to look at.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. See you soon.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Suzanne. Thank you for visiting.

Your site: My Rose Cottage Studio was so much fun to visit. The roses are amazing. I loved seeing your cats and learning a little about them. Your art work and your photography are great and make your site a real treat to wander through. I highly recommend anyone who loves flowers and cats to stop by your site and look around.

Wish I could help you restore your links. I’m pretty new at this myself and everything I do is trial and error. Good luck.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Troutbirder, I visited your site and left a message. What an interesting blog! Your story of getting interesting in birding was fun to read. I'll stop at your site again to see what's new.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Why am I not reading your blog regularly?? I just love this series of rose photos. I don't grow roses I admire them from afar.

Your kitties are sweet. I love the "whiskers on kittens" shot.

I also have a lilac tree. It is just the most wonderful smell. Our tree drapes over the patio so in early spring it perfumes the air as we sit out and enjoy the out of doors. Isn't the bark beautiful during winter too. It is just a wonderful tree and I too have wondered why it isn't used in landscapes more often. It is so undemanding and gives so much pleasure. Yours I bet looks grand in front of your white house when the leaves are out as the leaves are a dark green.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Oooh - those Roses are so luscious! Makes me almost want to get some more Roses.

Karen said...

Your roses are beautiful!

Naturegirl said...

I never tire of seeing or walking through a garden of roses! I have the peace and truly it has a wonderful fragrance!I;m still enjoying my peonies!Have a peace filled day!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by to visit me. I agree about the tree lilac. I saw a multi-trunked one the other day that looked very nice.

I really like the fragrance. So far mine has had no pests or diseases plus it's drought tolerant. Pretty good tree for this part of the country.

Stop by again. I'll be over to visit your site and see what's new.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning McGregor's Daughter. I went through a period where I got too many roses. I've gotten rid of some.

For me the tipping point was when the Japanese beetles became so numerous here. Beginning July 1 thru the end of Sept the JB's eat every rose my plants produce. You can't fight them so I just gave in and eliminated some JB food source.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Karen. I liked the insect shots on your blog but I especially liked the rain drop photo. I'm not very good at macro photography.

Thanks for coming by. I will definitely be stopping at yours to catch up on new topics.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hello Nature Girl, I'm glad you came by for a visit. I agree about walking thru a garden. I take a stroll thru mine on my way to work and then spend more time almost every evening. It lifts the spirit.

I want to stop by your site today and comment on your dove photo and the quote.