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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just Roses…

I’m in love with roses! The more the better, don’t you think?  I love it when they are happy and healthy in the garden.  We haven’t been that lucky until the past couple weeks with our roses here in Seattle. We were blessed with so much rain this past spring that it gave almost every rose in my garden Mildew, Blackspot, Botrytis, and anything else that was possible for a rose to “catch”.   
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I’ve awaited the days of beautiful blooms and healthy foliage, and that time has finally come.  I’ve been through the garden many days just cutting the foliage off of every single rose shrub that I have in the garden until it’s completely naked! Once I’ve done that, I fertilize and cover with compost and make excuses for my unhealthy roses when visitors ask…what happened? once the healthy foliage appeared and new blooms began to show…I anxiously awaited the explosion of beautiful blooms throughout the garden.
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I have purchased most of my roses from online stores that deal mainly in Antique Roses.  I am in love with the fragrance on the old roses. My personal favorites are the bourbons. not sure why, but they just are.
Here are a few of the pink roses that you can find here at Fishtail Cottage…
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After I found enough pink roses for the gardens I began to introduce lighter pinks and whites into the garden…
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This lavender one is my latest addition. I love the way it looks on the side of my house.  I look forward to a more established shrub next year.
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This year I have introduced a lot more yellow into the garden over this past year…
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I love the yellow’s combined with the fuchsia colored roses…
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I’m not a huge fan of orange hues in my garden, but these are so pretty in the garden…
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Even if it’s color leans more toward the orange color, “Colette Climbing Rose” is one of my favorites in my garden!
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A few red’s, but not many. These look very much the same, but they are not.
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and a few multi-colored roses are thrown into the mix…
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I hope you enjoyed browsing through my roses here at Fishtail Cottage, I bet you’d be surprised to know that I still haven’t seen blooms on a few of them? I’ve never counted how many roses I have, I should though, shouldn’t I?  I do know most of their names except a few that have decided to die back to the original graft, so if you’d like help identifying one of them ~ just shoot me an email w/the photo.  (ps ~ hope to see you at this weeks garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage)!
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18 comments:

Bernideen said...

This is their shinning moment! They are lovely. I have issues with some of my roses too and haven't figured it all out -

poppilinnstudios said...

What gorgeous blooms! My roses haven't done well in the northeast this year-drought and beetles. Your garden is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
-Lynn

Heather said...

I'm with you - a garden just isnt' a garden until there are roses. All mine are newly planted this year but have survived our horrid dry summer. In fact, my Princess Elizabeth is blooming again. (that might mean a link up on Friday - lol)

Joani said...

They are beautiful. I so wish I could raise them but I've tried without success so I've given up and moved on to other beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your roses are looking gorgeous! Mine are starting to have the white powdery leaves, I'm not sure what it is called but I know I need to cut them back. I always love seeing your beautiful gardens.

~Shanon

peggy said...

Roses take lots of love and care. Yours look like they get lots of both.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous roses, Tracie, and I know what you mean about all the rose diseases this year--I had issues as well. But your roses are just fabulous now! I've got some old garden roses--Rose de Rescht is a favorite, and Jacques Cartier another, and rambler Phylis Bide.

pink*cherub*moon said...

How beautiful are these? Gorgeous! I love them all, especially the pink ones! I think you need to take an aerial shot of your garden so we can see how everything is laid out LOL! Well worth all of your efforts - well done! Hugs, Leena

NanaDiana said...

Your roses are absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe all varieties you have. Gorgeous- xo Diana

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your roses are spectacular!

Donna Heber said...

So many stunning roses Tracie! They are all so gorgeous and must smell heavenly.

Debra said...

beautiful and so many varieties! :)

Sylvia said...

beautiful roses, I love roses!

Larry said...

What an outstanding collection of roses and the photos are beautiful... I especially like the first one with the birdhouse... you really have wonderful taste in the way you stage all the elements that are part of your beautiful property! Larry

chubskulit said...

Delightful and beautiful!! Late visit from Pink Saturday.

Here is my PINK, your comment is always a pleasure to read.

Have a great week ahead.

D_Y said...

They look great. I am thinking of adding roses for the first time to my new garden. Now I have to see if I can find zone 3 climbers...

marijke said...

I can't tell you how jealouse I'am (the positive way ofcourse). So many beautiful roses you have. Must be great to visit your garden. But I think it's to far away. Overhere in early spring my roses frozen down to
soil level. It's amazing to see how they did recover.
I wish you a wonderful weekend
greatings from a roselover in Holland
Marijke

jelly andrews said...

Whoa! I can’t find the exact words to describe those flowers. I really love it. This post really made my day. Thanks a lot for sharing this one.