Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bride's Dream Roses

I hardly recognize my own blog. This is my garden. And these are my roses. To you it may seem like a small thing. But this is the first spring of my entire life that I have spent so much time working in my own garden. And I am no spring chicken, my dears. Cluck, cluck.

These pink babies are "Bride's Dream" and arrived from the nursery just today along with a couple of foxglove plants. 

These two blooms broke off on the trip home, so they get to be our first cut roses of the season.

"Camelot Lavender" foxglove. My DH tells me these grow along the roadside in Oregon. Imagine!

This nearly spent rose bloomed while we were gone, as did just a few others. Now we can settle in and watch the show!

"Camelot Rose" foxglove.

I did manage to uncover a metal name tag for this rose called "Candy Stripe." Can that be right? I've never seen stripes on the few roses from this bush before.

More coming on. We'll see.

This sweet bush was the first to bloom. I posted the first bud before our graduation trip.

I'm realizing that you have to have tons of bushes to really have a cutting garden, and also bushes that keep blooming throughout the summer. But what a joy just a tiny garden can bring. I never want to go inside!

There are tons of these floribundas coming on.

Thanks so much for all your kind congratulations to our graduating son. We had a wonderful family celebration. After a whole day on our own with a three and a five year old we're a lot more limber than when we left! Haha! Have a wonderful week!


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Sarah said...

Jacqueline, you garden is exquisite. Only Knockout Roses growing here, and they aren't cutting roses. I do have a friend with a rose garden, and I'm going to share the names of these with her. Love the delicate pink ones. Glad you had a good trip, and congratulations to the graduate.

Cozy Little House said...

They're beyond gorgeous! I love roses and foxgloves, and at the moment I have neither. I'll have to do something about that.

On Crooked Creek said...

I recognize your blog, dear's the one that frequently begins with elegant roses! This post is gorgeous!!! You have captured what I have always felt in my heart...that roses are their most beautiful just before they pass away!!!
P.S. Congratulations to your son on his graduation!

Sylvia said...

Marvelous flowers are blooming in your garden! These roses- nature's masterpieces- bring to us delight and joy when we are patient and caring.
Enjoy your son's achievement !

Marina said...

I love roses, and even though we rent the place we live now, I planted about 5 rose bushes to please my eyes and whoever comes after.
Yes, foxgloves do grow along the road in Oregon, seen it many times myself... :)

June said...

Your roses are just beautiful my friend. Such lovely colors. It will be so long before I have blooms here on the roses so I am happy to know I can come get my fix over here. Foxglove are some of my favorites in the garden too.

Enjoy your week the in NM!!!
hugs from here...

elizabeth said...

Just planted a new rose bush today! It's so fun to have flowers in the house that you've grown yourself!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh what JOY!!!!

Your flowers are stunning!

jagoda said...

You have wonderful garden. The roses are beautifu. :)

Michaela said...

Beautiful roses,very nice colour!I love rose!!Michaela

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hacqueline: Your roses are just beautiful. I especially like the white one with the barest touch of pink on the inside. Glad you had a nice trip..Happy Monday in your Garden..Judy

Art and Sand said...

Your flowers are spectacular.

Isn't it amazing how fantastic one's garden looks with time. I always look forward to my summer break because I can work in my garden to my heart's content.

Enjoy your garden!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well all is Rosy at your place, you included!
Your newest Brides Blush... perfect!! Love love love it! But you know me and pink roses, haha!
The foxgloves make it cottage perfection :-)
Hugs and welcome back :-)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

That close-up of the single white rose with the blush is magnificent.
Can't wait to see more from your garden.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love both roses and foxglove but can't grow them in my garden. We have far too much shade for roses and, for some reason, my foxglove don't seem to last. Your flowers are breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Goodness what gorgeous roses! The brides dream rose is so beautiful and my kind of rose! I will have to look for that one! I had some lovely David Austin roses when we lived in Alamogordo- I think NM is the perfect weather for roses. Here in Colorado it is a bit different - have 6 David Austin roses so far but they don't take off as well as they did down south!

Oh my your foxgloves!! Any hints on these flowers- have tried to grow but I keep killing them! Do you plant them from seed?

I just noticed you live in Albuquerque!! My niece lives there and we get down there now and again - she just had a new little one so my sis goes to watch Annabelle and I try to meet her there to spend some sis time when I can.

bee blessed

Jann Olson said...

Jacqueline, your roses are breahtaking! Hubby and I are getting an area ready for a rose garden. It is almost complete. Can't wait to start planting. I think the Candy Stripe tag is mislabeled. I'm pretty positive they are red and white. Still, the rose is gorgeous. Congrats to your son and on your newly found limberness. lol! My Foxgloves are not blooming yet. They are among my favorites.

Carolyn said...

Your garden is looking so pretty already. Not sure if I mentioned how much I love your garden door(gate)too.
Congrats to your son and I know exactly what you mean about having a hard time to leave home in case you miss something in the garden-I am a homebody too.

time worn interiors said...

Oh how I long for a garden! I have crappy soil and we are gone most of the summer months to shows (no one to water). One of these I will have a garden!

Your blooms are lovely and the fruits of your labor are showing off!


Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline, no, I know I'm at your blog as it is always filled with beautiful snaps! Your flowers are all so pretty and your roses! Oh, they're gorgeous. I love to see foxgloves and don't see them often.
Glad you had a great time with your family and welcome home.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Texas Tea Party said...

Gorgeous Roses! I love your two in the blue jar for they are so perfect. The foxglove are so lovely! I now hope to see some in Oregon for my son lives there and God willing my huband, collie, and I will be there this summer. I was excited to view your garden for I have been to your blog before and love your vintage pieces like the old coffee pot shown in the photo. Beautiful flowers and Photos! Pam

Olive Cooper said...

I love the foxglove. They have such majesty. You are doing so well with your gardening. I worked so long outside yesterday my lips are sunburned.

lynn said...

such a beautiful garden, jacqueline!! lovely roses and foxglove is a sweet fav of mine, too!

CraveCute said...

I could gaze at your beautiful roses all day!

Linda Keaveney said...

Happy Monday Jacqueline:
After viewing your magnificent photos...I really must get myself a couple of rose bushes...always loved them, but never really grew them...perhaps a couple of bushes for Mother's Day....yes...definitely!

Linda :o)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Jacqueline,
Exquisite roses - I just love Foxglove too - but, for some reason they don't do well in my garden! I'm going to figure that one out because there's nothing like them!
Loved visiting your garden today,

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I'm so happy you're having time this year to spend in your garden! Your roses are beautiful. I hope they smell as heavenly as the ones I just picked... They'll be in my tablescape later this week. :-)

Sandi said...

Your roses are gorgeous! You SHOULD be proud of them. Such beauty in your flowers.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your roses are breathtaking! And I adore foxglove, but haven't had luck with it. Maybe I'll give it a try again this year. Still another 3 weeks until we can plant in northern MN. :(

Jacqui said...

Not only is your garden very beautiful, but your photography is stunning!!

Haworth said...

The garden looks beautiful, Jacqueline. And your beautiful roses in the jar are proof that you don't need a lot of flowers or a large space to enjoy a cutting garden. I have tiny nosegays throughout the house right now with violets, lily of the valley, tiny pieces of phlox, and sprigs of "Pot o' Gold". I so enjoy all the lovely pictures you post. They always make me feel as if we've just had a lazy, garden-drenched visit!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sandy said...

I have Rose envy right now.. and 7 rose bushes that do not produce such beautiful roses!
Wonderful shots to say the least!

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely shade of pink - just perfect! I have been working in my gardens more than usual since I'm not painting furniture anymore. It is such a joy to watch everything grow and bloom and come into some sort of order. Makes my heart happy. My roses aren't blooming yet, but it should be soon.

NixBlog said...

Simply delightful roses! You may be interested to participate in my Floral Friday Fotos meme, as I am sure my followers would enjoy seeing stunning photos such as you post here:

Melanie said...

Foxgloves and roses, so lovely!

Becky Elmuccio said...

Stopping by from Outdoor Wednesday. Your roses are lovely!

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