Roses are ready to tackle the task
Tuesday April 29th 2008, 12:17 am
Filed under: Amaryllis,My Garden

When we bought our house in ’87, it had this red climbing rose that resembled the ones lining the fence at the edge of Stanford campus. I had always thought of roses as the most fragile of flowers, and yet theirs grew in the middle of a dried-out area and climbed and bloomed happily and freely. My red one, on the other hand, was in terrible shape with black spots and I didn’t expect it to last a roses

Which shows you what I knew about them. It’s grown into a magnificent plant.

Picotee amaryllis

Meantime, the Picotee has opened up, and I moved it to where I could see it better looking out my window here.

Every good family photo album has to have a set of bunny ears in it. This amaryllis is coming up next.

amaryllis making bunny ears for the photographer

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Beautiful flowers. I wanted roses so badly, but a little house in the woods doesn’t offer enough sunlight for most roses!

Comment by Channon 04.29.08 @ 5:45 am

How lovely! Even more so because we are supposed to get snow this week.

Comment by Toni 04.29.08 @ 6:10 am

I love roses.. they fall right after peonies as my favorite flowers.
Way too early for roses here, yet.
I also gave away three of my bushes plus a few peonies to a friend moving to a better climate. (I just didn’t have enough sun in my yard for them to do their best)
I still have one or two left. At least one very vigorous climber came through the winter and one of my peonies.
My next home though, THAT will have a rocking rose garden. And a peony bed.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.29.08 @ 6:56 am

Beautiful roses. our first house had them, and it is the only thing I miss about that house!

Comment by Amanda 04.29.08 @ 7:05 am

Our roses are just starting. We’ve had roses in two out of three houses in our married life. I love them, and my husband says it is actually pretty hard to kill an established rose bush! We don’t use any chemicals, we cut them back in the fall, and wow, they bloom like crazy!

Comment by Joanne 04.29.08 @ 7:48 am

I Love Roses too but am sorry to say dont have any. My yard is perfect for them with lots of sunshine and rich black soil. The problem is a Husband who doesnt like roses and very little space to plant then where the wouldnt be in the way so to speak. One of these days Ill post a pic of the house and yard on my blog to show how much space I dont have šŸ™‚

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 04.29.08 @ 8:27 am

Your roses are breathtakingly beautiful! I so love their scent. I can’t wait till mine bloom; I’ve plans for a little batch of rose jam this year. šŸ˜‰
Your Picotee looks wonderful!

Comment by Toni 04.29.08 @ 11:51 am

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