Hello Everyone. I hope everyone had a wonderful
So many of my older roses are now in bloom.
I had to get some pictures of them before the rains
and thunderstorms knocked come of their blooms
and petals off.
Crimson Bouquet as most of my blogger buddies
know is my favorite rose.
It is such a hardy rose and the fragrance of this rose
is so wonderful. I always dry some of the last of the fall
blooms to put in a vase to add fragrance to a
room. The shape of the blooms is another reason I
adore this rose and it holds its blooms over a long
period of time.
Double Delight Rose
Double Delight has blooms of cream and pink edged tones
when it first opens its buds.
As the blooms mature they get this darker pink
tinge to them which I am not too thrilled with but it
is a beautiful rose when it first opens and has been
very hardy for me here in zone 5.
I get a mild fragrance from it but others who are growing
it have stated it has a strong fragrance.
Lavender Simplicity is newer and since I have moved
it so many times it really hasn’t had a chance to get
established into one spot and just grow. Poor thing.
I like its little lavender blooms but so far I am
not thrilled with its spindly branches. It does not have
a lot of thorns though.
All of my roses could benefit from some compost or
an emulsion fertilizer.
I tried leaving bananas around them but something
always eats the bananas. LOL! So that little rose tip
doesn’t work here in the country.
Scentimental Rose looks similar to another red
and white rose that is out there. Called Scentimental
for its fragrance but which is mild if any.
The blooms colors are all different in their color patterns.
It does not hold its blooms very long and the petals are
easily knocked off but it is such a pretty rose.
New Dawn a climbing rose has the shape of blooms
I love. It is a very light pink rose that blooms only once
in a large flush. I have had a few blooms in early fall but
that has been the exception here and not the rule.
It is another hardy rose and it is full of very sharp thorns.
I have delegated this bush to the garden shed out of the
way of mowing. As fellow blogger Tammy has stated it likes
to reach out and grab you and not let go.
Ebb Tide blooms dark red in my soil and is not the
dusky purple it is sold for.
It has tried to take over my bed beside the garage.
I am slowly getting a real hate for this rose.
It mildews like crazy and does not shed its blooms
or self clean.
So the blooms start turning an ugly brown like those
in the picture above.
Ebb Tide Roses
Also the red rose on the trellis was once an Irish Gold yellow
rose but now looks an awful lot like the Ebb Tide above it.
Also you will see below it in the next picture there
are two other red rose bushes.
One was a Lasting Love rose but now it looks an awful lot
like this Ebb Tide too.
Now I am not a rose expert and I am told they will not
cross but something is very wrong here.
The two smaller ones below have now been dug up and
gotten rid of and the small once yellow one on the trellis has
its days numbered.
Rainbow Knockout rose.
New Blaze Rose is a climber and another rose that
is going to have to go. It mildews easily but not as bad
as Ebb Tide and it only blooms once in one flush in the
late spring. It will be replaced with a climber that
If any of your have any good climbing
rose ideas for zone 5 that repeats I would welcome them.
The clematis on the other side
of the arch clashes a little with it. They both help in shading
and hiding a window air conditioner.
The newest roses added this year to the rose bed are
not blooming yet but Iceberg has buds and will soon
be putting on its first blooms.
Happy Gardening Everyone !!
Until Next Time,