Monday, November 17, 2014

The Last Of The Roses

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It was as if they knew it was their last hurrah.  Every single rose bud I clipped before the frigid temperatures arrived opened up perfectly. And the scent...oh my, the scent! It is pure rose and intoxicating.  No wonder Heritage is one of the most popular of the David Austin old English roses.






I am forwarding these photos to my granddaughter, Taylor Rose, after whom this rose bush is named. Whenever she comes to visit it is one of the first things she checks out.  Gardening together is one of our favorite pastimes no matter how brief her attention span may be.  Hopefully it will continue for years to come.





There is no need for words.  Just enjoy!













Tonight the temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20's.  I fear for everything I've planted this Fall but I've covered as much as I can with burlap and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Just four more months to go!

All photos Lindaraxa

15 comments:

  1. Love those last roses -- they are the most precious. I had a big bouquet too before the frost!

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    1. Roses, are so smart, aren't they? They save the best for last!

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  2. Sublime, divine, and oh so intoxicating. Such a beautiful selection of roses you tempt us with and I can almost smell their scent. I'm happy you can bring them in before the temperatures dip and head towards another vortex. My roses finished a while back.

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    1. These are the first English roses I grow and I think they last longer. My tea roses were done a long time ago also.

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  3. Gorgeous roses and I love that you and your granddaughter garden together. Covering before a hard freeze normally has worked for us in the past. Stay warm. I can't believe the temperatures they've forecast for the South.
    Sam

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    1. The high today 31 Sam! I forgot you are now in the tropics. Enjoy!

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  4. If I ever grow roses, I will want to grow these. So much delicate perfection, just the way roses should be.
    --Jim

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  5. After these, I am thinking of getting more!

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    1. Thank you. Loved your post on Savannah!

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  7. Beautiful pictures: especially love that first one. Dark and moody is the trend now!
    I don't "do" roses, but these are just gorgeous. And aren't you lucky to have a granddaughter to share gardening; very special moments!
    Yep, it's cold here and I didn't even bother to cover anything. I brought the geraniums in, but let everything else just take it's natural course. On vera, non?

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  8. I do dark and moody very well. Seriously, you should try one bush even if you put it in a planter. Everything that a rose should be. Trying to get the little one interested in girlie things to do with Nani when she visits. grooming a future Lindaraxa is no easy task so I have to start her early.

    Hope our gardenias make it through this winter. I missed the blooms this year and can't think of doing without them another winter. Oh my, the woes of a gardener.

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  9. Beautiful roses! My Heritage bush is probably 10 years old, she's beautiful. Next Spring I need to move her to a sunnier spot.

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    1. Mine is only a year old and planted in a pot on our deck. I love it's proximity as I get to enjoy it more than the others. I dread the day when I will have to replant. I'm just hoping it survives this winter!

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  10. Such unblemished petals and a wonderful innocent pink. How lovely.

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