Roses are Finally Blooming Here (pics)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by speckledhen, May 15, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I have some old fashioned multiflora, shrub and climbing roses here. Most of them on the fence are from cuttings from my grandparents' farm, long ago sold off. Most of these only bloom once a year and that's the end. [​IMG] I wish I lived where they would grow better, a place with a bit more sun. Hard to grow roses in the mountains. Anyone want to buy a mini-farm on over 5 acres in the mtns, complete with chicken coops, garden spots, berries and fruit trees? [​IMG]


    Below is Reines de Violettes. Omigosh, the smell is heavenly and it reminds me of the imitation roses we used to make with kleenex back in elementary school, if any of you recall doing that, the ones that were thick with many layers.


    My scentless Mock Orange was here when we moved here. Wish it was the regular scented kind.


    Latest iris to bloom here:
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Very pretty Cyn! [​IMG]
    I have one not-so-happy rose bush in the yard. The dogs insist on eating it, so it struggles to grow but does have some buds. There are some wild roses blooming in the woods.
    We are struggling to work on Charlie's garden. I hope to plant her dogwood in the next couple of days.
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
  4. SallyF

    SallyF Songster 9 Years

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    LOVED the pictures of your roses. We have a few wild-type roses growing here. I know they have a short season, but I love them anyway; I appreciate them since they're not with us for long. I grew hybrid tea roses in SC, but haven't tried them yet here in Tennessee. I did put in a Knock-out rose, which is all anyone here seems to sell, and one called a drift rose which is supposedly a ground cover. Have two climbing Blaze roses on a fence out by the field, and so far (knock on wood) the deer haven't developed a taste for them. Hope that continues. Anyway, thanks for the pictures.
  5. nelgkel

    nelgkel Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Love your flowers!! Gorgeous...I would LOVE to live in the mountains..How close are you to Gainesville GA? My dear friend lives there!
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  7. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    I love your Reines de Violettes! Stunning! [​IMG]
  8. Suburban chick farmer 09

    Suburban chick farmer 09 Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Very pretty. I would love to live in the mountains.
  9. Lolita

    Lolita Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    Cyn, Your flowers are just gorgeous!

    Do you know what these are called? I planted 3 plants 2 years ago, and I can not remember what they are called. It was rainy and wet, so these do look droopy, which they are not usually. These are at the back of my house, and attract lots of hummingbirds.


    Last edited: May 15, 2010

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