Friday, September 21, 2007

Carefree Beauty

I must have been very tired last night when I put this post up - I forgot to write anything about my lovely rose!!! Thank you, Barbara, for reminding me! :)

This is "Carefree Beauty." It's one of the first roses I chose to put in my gardens many years ago, and I still adore it. It's lightly scented - heavier on some days than others. It does a nice flush of blooms in June, then sporadically until mid to late August. Then it starts putting on a show and blooms heavily until our first hard freeze. Some years I still have blooms and buds in November.

12 comments:

Susie said...

What an absolutely beautiful perfect pink rose :)
Stunning!
xo

Barbara said...

And what is the name of this perfect beauty? Does this lovely rose have a perfume?

Laurie & Chris said...

I love the color of this rose. Great pictures!!

kate said...

A perfectly-unfolding rose ... it is beautiful, Kris!

Regina said...

I love the colours of this roses,
what the name from roses?
Have a nice weekend Regina

Connie said...

It certainly lives up to the 'beauty' part of it's name....is it also 'carefree'?

Tristi Pinkston said...

Wow -- that's so pretty!

Now I'm all curious -- what do you blog about during the winter?

kris said...

Barbara - thanks for reminding me to put words on my post!!!

Regina - thanks for visiting. Your blog is beautiful.
This rose is a shrub rose - "Carefree Beauty" - it's a Griffith Buck rose developed in 1977. That's all the information I could find on it.

Connie - it is very carefree - very disease tolerant. It is one of my favorites.

Tristi - I started blogging in Feb last winter - and I'm thinking my posts were pretty boring until things started blooming in the gardens! We'll see how this winter turns out!!

Thanks everyone for the very nice comments! :)

Me said...

I always tell myself I will not do roses in my garden - the description of this one with the fall blooms tempts me. I might have to take the long drive down and get a cutting. ;)

kris said...

I'd be happy to share cuttings with you Melissa!!

peter hoh said...

This past weekend was a perfect time for carefree beauty. One can almost entertain the idea that perhaps winter will bypass us this year.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I don't think your blog will be boring -- I'm envisioning lots of beautiful snowy pictures. :)