Ok, i'm gonna bore you to complete death showing you pictures of roses blooming in my yard right now... it is just crazy there are so many rosebuds !
Last year i decided to name my house
and i know,...
it's kind of hokey...
I was a little embarrassed because it was such a cutesy hokey name
but i finally decided it was gonna have to be just fine
So "Rosebud Cottage" it is, and it has sure lived up to it's name this year!
This is a rose i bought from Home Depot about 3 years ago, it cost about $7.99, and i have no idea what the name of it is... But it gets as tall as me and blooms like crazy all summer, single blooms, clusters of blooms, and no rose diseases ever bother it!
the color of this is so intense, it's really hard to photograph!
And here is good ole "New Dawn" a prolific climber !
Very old fashioned look and light sweet scent...
corner of the yard with "New Dawn"
Arbor with "New Dawn"
and just look at this precious little thing
It's a small little cluster type of rose, and i LOVE it...
I think it is called "Peach Drift"
isn't it sooo cute...
am i the only one who talks baby talk to my roses?
and of course there is big fat juicy "Eden" climbing all up over the front porch...
and finally there is sweet little "Pearly Gates"
It is a climber and is the most gorgeous soft peachy pink color when it blooms
but it is a little bit more fragile and sensitive than "New Dawn"
Isn't "Pearly Gates" a great name too...?
Ok, so a quick little story...
I have this peony, it was at the house when we moved in 6 years ago
and every year it would get more and more blooms
till each year it was chock full of blooms
but they are this purply pink color and i don't like it, it clashes with my other flowers
(i know, you can't believe i said it clashes with my other flowers)
anyway, last winter and spring, i would look at it and think, maybe i should dig you up and give you away,
and, i don't really care if you bloom, because i don't like your color
and, oh my gosh, last spring it didn't bloom at all, not one!!!
i felt sooooooooooooo guilty!
what a hater!
i felt so sad that i had hurt it's feelings and damaged it
it's hard to even tell the story
So this spring, i sent it much better vibes
and softened towards it
and felt grateful for it, and appreciated it
and phew... it is blooming again!
Isn't that just so weird