Even though we have not had a winter to speak of, I am done with the drab look of my garden.
I am sure many Easterners who are being bombarded with icy cold winter are also just plain tired of it.
This is a long post, many, many photos to share and I did not include all of my roses!
With an impending drought this summer I am begging my husband to help me put in a grey water system.
Just to keep them all alive, most of the other flowers I grow are all drought tolerant and will be fine, but my precious roses need their water.
The Cecile Brunner literally covers my chicken house now. I have to keep trimming it so I can get in the door.
Some I will need to move and I should do that soon while they are dormant.
Doesn’t these beauties just brighten your day?
This beautiful Golden Celebration is like a chameleon, one day it is bright yellow and the next a bloom can be more apricot.
Graham Thomas was my very first David Austin English rose, it did so well here and I love it so much that I bought nothing but DAEnglsh roses for a long time.
This crimson red rose was dug up from beside the well house of my grandparents home when we sold it. My husband broke a couple shovels getting it out of that black adobe dirt but here it is, thriving and gorgeous all summer long.
This is a fun little ground cover rose with varying colors of single blooms.
One of my new ones, a hearty climber that will climb 12 feet and more. I need to find a good spot for it yet, it is still in a pot on my back deck.
The only tree rose I own. I picked this up at a year end sale at Wal-Mart, the best $6 I spent that day.
Peace rose produces the fatest, fluffiest blooms. It is planted in a bad spot and it still performs.
Petal Pusher is one of my favorites, it is covered with these luscious pink blooms from the start of summer and it is the last one blooming in Fall.
Portlandia is another hearty climber.
Depending on the brightness of the sun the blooms of Princess Diana deepen.
This is one tough old girl, always very stately.
And that is the end of our rose parade today. I have many others that I will share another time.
Enjoy your Sunday!