Monday, August 6, 2007

Roses, Roses, Roses


My rose bed is beautiful right now.


17 comments:

Owin & Irena said...

i've always been a bit of a chicken when it comes to growing roses. Do you find they're a lot of work? Your Hibiscus is fabulous. You're so right about how they're not shy about blooming. I have two hibiscus and I'm always surprised by how may flowers they produce. In fact I just finished sweeping up a significant pile of spent blooms. Not to worry, though....plenty of blooms still to come.
Irena

kris said...

Hi - I just wanted to say thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. This has just been draining, and I really appreciate you stopping by. I'll be back to catch up on all your posts soon.

A wildlife gardener said...

Just heavenly...I love roses :)

joey said...

Lovely photos ... you have a beautiful garden and wonderful eye!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Irena, hybrid tea roses are a lot of work, they are clingy needy plants. Bugs are crazy about them as well, and they catch every plant disease around. I have had a love hate relationship with them over the years. Their flowers are just so darn pretty! Old roses and shrub roses are a lot hardier and less work also.

Catherine said...
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Catherine said...

Beautiful photo's, and flowers!!
And your Roses are gorgeous!!~How do you keep the japanese beetles at bay?! Nice blog~My first visit...will be visiting again soon!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Catherine, I take great pleasure in squishing Japanese beetles with my bare fingers.... :). I do daily patrols. Thanks for stopping by, I will be visiting your blog.

Jim V said...

I tell you, I've been looking at your blog for a few months now, and I'm always amazed that you keep coming up with more and more beautiful flowers to photograph.

You stand back a bit and take a few pictures of your entire garden so we get to see the whole thing it all of it's glory.

By the way - that was a bullsnake on my blog. If there ever was such a thing as a good snake, I guess these would be them - they eat rattlesnakes.

Jill said...

GREAT collage!! Roses are one of my favorites. Don't have a lot of room for them though.

Ki said...

Your roses are gorgeous. The deer got to ours and they haven't recovered from the heavy browsing. We have a lot of wild roses nearby and I wonder why the deer don't eat them, only our domesticated roses. Arrgh.

Paula said...

They are beautiful! We have trouble with the deer eating them here. The collage is great!!

kris said...

Gorgeous roses - those colors are simply lovely. It always amazes me that there are so many different shapes of rose blooms.

Angie said...

I just found your blog. *gasp!* I want to come live in your garden. How absolutely gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Sooo pretty. I enlarged the photo to take it all in. I actually like the top 3 ones the most.

Barbara said...

You have wonderful roses! I love roses too and have a lot of them. But most of them are "old roses", shrubs,climbers and ramblers. Actually there are only a few which are blooming again. Therefore I like so much to seeing yours!
Barbara

admin said...

I love the way you display your beautiful photographs.
Sara from farmingfriends