Saturday, November 19, 2011

Roses in November

  It has been so wonderful this year to still have roses trying to give a bloom here and there in the rose garden.

LastCrimson_Nov13 ‘Crimson Bouquet’ has three blooms still clinging on the branches on a cloudy cold day. This is my favorite rose and I was thrilled to get a cutting from it to root for me this summer after several attempts over the years. I just do not have much luck with getting root cuttings to start unless it is hydrangeas.

The ‘Burgundy Iceberg’ has even some new buds yet to open even if they are looking so worn and torn now.

The ‘Iceberg’ roses are still blooming but a very saggy.
The blooms always get a red tinge to them when the nights get colder and with less daylight hours.

The rose that has impressed me the most all season is this
‘Bill Warriner” rose.

Bill Warriner3_Nov17
This rose has cranked out blooms upon blooms right along.
I have really fell in love with this one and would recommend it to you roses gardeners.

Even on a cloudy, windy and rainy day this rose holds its color and blooms upright.


Elsewhere in the garden this little achillea is still trying to grow and bloom after all the others have been long spent for the season.

Achillea_Nov17 Oertels Rose achillea

The Foxgloves have had a growing spurt getting ready for next springs blooms. Those green leaves really stand out in the flower bed now that everything else is brown or dying.


While the Pansies seem to be just setting in the window boxes and not doing much growing at all.

Pansy_Nov13 Everything else in the garden has went to sleep for the winter  while I make plans and already dream of blooms to come next spring.

Give Thanks
“For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,”
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home .

 Everyone Have a Wonderful Weekend &
Happy Gardening,


Sunray Gardens said...

Your Roses are really lovely. It's so nice to have things blooming this late in the season. Really have to consider some more for next season. Gives me something to ponder this winter.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Karen said...

Lona, you still have roses blooming? Oh, happy day! Good for you. Mine are all just distant memories, not that I have any to hold a candle to your beauties. We had a steady, cold drizzle here this afternoon and before that I was cramming fake poinsettias into the urns. So much for gardening, eh? Oh, and wrapping tomato cages with garland. Yikes, lol.

I feel the same way about those dang ladybug imposters, how they love to congregate in the corner of the ceiling and stinky dumb things that they are, always falling into food and all over the place. This year they weren't as bad as other years, mostly because there weren't any soybeans planted too close. Soybeans seem to be their 'thing'.

(Just as I wrote this, one landed in my hair, LOL!)

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Lovely blooms, I have some roses blooming too and really need to take some photos of them.
I have to agree with the Foxgloves too; I love that they are growing at this time of year and provide a very nice splash of green to an otherwise dead or decaying garden.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

The photos of the Bill Warriner rose are absolutely beautiful.

FlowerLady said...

Lona ~ It must be such a delight to still have roses this late in the season. I really love 'Bill Warriner'. The color speaks to my heart. I'm so glad you were able to get a rooted cutting from 'Crimson Bouquet' too. That is always a thrill to have a cutting root and grow.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week and holiday ~ FlowerLady

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It might be time to give the roses a little 0-0-50 to put them to bed.

We always used to warn our customers at the nursery that it isn't the best thing for them to be blooming in November. Lovely as they are.

Frozen roses, don't do well.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Patsy said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

elaine rickett said...

lovely late bloomers Lona

debsgarden said...

Your roses are gorgeous! I have just a few roses, and they are putting out a new flush of flowers in the pleasant temperatures of autumn. But we have had a couple of frosty nights, and their blooms are doomed. So sad!

I enjoyed the little 'Give Thanks' poem! Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

HolleyGarden said...

I have heard such good things about Burgundy Iceberg, I'm just waiting to find one to snatch it up! Your Bill Warriner is just beautiful. I love the color!

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous November blooms. It makes them seem all the more special that they rewarded you so late in the season. Now, those are plants that love their gardener.

Alistair said...

The rain drops on your Roses add that little bit of magic. We have a bank of an HT Rose which happens to be our favourite, unfortunately it is no longer available, I think I will take your lead and try some cuttings next year.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Lona,

The roses have been lovely this year but, alas, mine are finally giving up the ghost. I will trim them a little so the branches do not break from the snow. We have our photos to look at all winter.


joene said...

Lona, your roses are lovely. What a treat to see thier blooms in November.

Anonymous said...

omg, you lucky lucky girl ~ roses in November are truly a treasure. I don't know about 'Bill Warriner' ~ might have to look it up ~ marvelous color and performance.
Your foxgloves look great too ~ I'm holding my breath for a few next year!!
Happy Thanksgiving Lona. Hope you have a great holiday.

Stella said...

The only roses I have blooming are my knockouts and a few on my New Dawn that climbs my fence. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Stella


Hi Lona, Sorry I've been away so long. Your first photo of 'Bill' is outstanding! What a gorgeous rose. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Hugs!

T Opdycke said...

What lovelies you still have courageously blooming in November. I'm wondering, how large are your Iceberg roses? The little rose that is still blooming here shows spots and streaks of red now that it's chilly. It's a small rose about the size of a fairy. I have no idea what it is.

The photos of the Bill Warriner rose are stunning!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Nezzy said...

It's so great to drop into your beautiful land of plenty when mine is brown and barren. Ahhhhh, like a breath of fresh air over here.

Ya gotta know what a weakness for roses I have!

God bless ya sweetie. You and your family have a marvelous Thanksgiving.

BTW: place...ya'll come! :o)

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

'Bill Warriner' is sooo lovely! Well, are there roses that are not lovely?
My shrub roses still have some bloooms.