Thursday, September 20, 2007

roses, roses, roses

Wow, wild weather tonight. Heavy downpours and winds, hail, tornado touchdowns, and flooding streets. Luckily, no damage here.

This is a great time for my roses. They all bloom heavily in June, and then kind of putz their way through July and August. About the middle to end of August, they start putting on another fabulous show. That will continue until our first hard freeze - sometimes into November. I have one rose - "Carefree Beauty" - that blooms its heart out this time of year - and, so, deserves its own post - tomorrow! But I also have some beauties to share with you today.

"J.F. Quadra" - a climber that is just completing its second year in my garden. This is turning out to be a really fun rose - lots of blooms and a really nice dark red color.

This is "Quadra" on the "rainbow" trellis Mark made for it this summer. The background still isn't wonderful, but look how tall some of the canes got this summer. I think in another year or two it is going to cover this area of the fence very nicely!

My species rose. I adore this rose. It grows very "wild" and has the most wonderful fragrance. It also has been most elusive in letting me take photos of it - but I thought this one wasn't too bad.

"Country Dancer" - aren't these buds just too sweet?? Last year, the first year in the garden, this rose bloomed like crazy. This year it's been a little more reticent. But I still have high hopes for it in the years to come.

"Fru Dagmar Hastrup" (or "Frau Dagmar Hartopp") is a lovely single rose. Its blooms are so fragile looking - so pretty and dainty. I really like it.


Susie said...

Hi Kris,
We ha the wild wind and rain here too. No damage thank goodness...
Love your rainbow trellis and all the roses are lovely. The single rose ("Fru Dagmar Hastrup") reminds me of the rose on my china (Desert Rose)

Barbara said...

I love roses too!! And you also have wonderful sorts that aren't growing in my garden. Your rainbow trelly is just wonderful....such one I would like to have too!!!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Your roses are so pretty! I'm enjoying my fall bloomers as well. Isn't it fun? Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

I combed the internet looking for a picture of a rose that I liked and here you are. I've launched a line of fragrances and I really needed a rose picture.

As usual, your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

Laurie & Chris said...

I really like the flowers on the species rose. The color and the leaves are really neat.

kate said...

I love the idea that roses put on a spectacular show at this time of year. The rainbow trellis is perfect for the 'Quadra' rose. The fence is just gorgeous!I love it.