Sunday, June 12, 2011

Roses In Musashi's Garden

Every day I watch as the earth cracks.
We are in an extreme drought.
I am surrounded by huge oak trees and I don't think
even if my neighbors water,
they can water enough to keep them alive.

In Musashi's Garden, my postage stamp backyard,
I get a break from the drought.
I have small citrus trees and one Japanese Maple.

It's the roses that bring me great pleasure.
I have four new roses this year.


Enchanted Evening is a lavender floribunda rose.
It is a little darker purple at the center with a silvery reverse.
They have a citrus like scent.


Double delight is a hybrid tea that may be very familiar to you.
It has been a big favorite of rose lovers for quite awhile.
It received high honors in 1977 by AARS.
Creamy white flowers brushed with deep red and a wonderful spicy fragrance.


The Bill Warriner rose is a cluster floribunda filled with salmon colored flowers.
It is named in honor of Jackson and Perkins' chief hybridizer,
Bill Warriner.


The fourth new rose is Sun Flare.
Sun Flare is a rose hybridized by the legendary William Warriner.
Disease resistant, hardy floribunda with non-fading yellow blooms
and an unusual licorice fragrance.

All of these roses are compact enough to be in containers that I can move
around the garden to get the best location to make them happy!

Thank you to our hostesses:

Wishing YOU WELL and a JOY filled week.


Kim Mailhot said...

what an amazing abundance of rosiness ! Beautiful. I am happy to think of you surrounded by them.
Happy Sunday !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's a reason why roses are the Queens of the flower world!

Marlis said...

Your new roses are luscious. I love the scents they have.. We are just now in our home long enough to know where to plant things.. many blessings, marlis

Janet said...

You must have a very green thumb! Your roses are beautiful....I think that salmon colored rose is my favorite. It looks so perfect in the photo.

PS - I wish we could smell them!

Pondside said...

We have two new roses to plant today and were just talking about moving something to make room - but then I read that put roses in containers. We have two enormous containers - a great way to put a rose or two in a place with sun and no soil. Thank you!

Carol said...

The roses are stunning! Gorgeous mosaic, Snap, so pretty!

Diann said...

Just beautiful! Your mosaics are so pretty!

parTea lady said...

Your roses are gorgeous. My favorite color for roses are the salmon (and coral) shades.

Barb said...

I love roses and have 4 that have been faithful bloomers in Denver. In Breckenridge, only wild roses will grow and sometimes they only provide hips. Your photos of the roses are wonderful, Snap - I can almost smell them. I met a couple from Houston when we stopped over at Beaver Creek on the way home from OR. They talked about the heat and drought.

eileeninmd said...

Your roses are just gorgeous. I love all the colors and it is too hard to pick a favorite. Beautiful mosaics.

podso said...

Simply wow to those roses. The colors are gorgeous. Lovely shots and mosaic!

Sherry said...

How pretty! I love rose and you have a great collection!

Genie said...

You must have a magnificent garden. These mosaics of your roses are absolutely beautiful. Four new ones this year...that is wonderful. I hope they do well. genie

GrandmaK said...

Oh how very beautiful!!! Most exquisite! Have a grand week! Cathy

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely roses, I have a new David Austin rose. But, my roses are just coming into bloom and are not as far along as yours. Beautiful mosaics.

Tes said...

Delightful roses. Each one so lovely!

Lavender Cottage said...

Your roses are lovely Snap. It's the aphids that keep me from growing very many but I have most certainly enjoyed yours.

shirley said...

I love roses. I wish I was more patient to care for them! These are beautiful.

Vee said...

Your roses are incredibly beautiful. Hope that you get some gentle rains soon.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What beautiful roses. Nicely photographed too. V

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You have such beautiful roses! Glorious colors. Mine are just starting to bloom here.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is my birthday month and I've always been thrilled that June's flowers were roses as I love them so! Your roses are exquisite!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty and lovely roses. Nice collection.

Lorrie said...

Your roses are stunning. I have a couple of brand new bushes and I noticed a couple of blooms just barely beginning to open on one.

What gorgeous mosaics you've created.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friend,
Your roses are magnificent, one more enchanting than other, I love the soft pink, the romantic energy from these roses and your collages are perfect!ARtwork!
purrs and love to your heart,
Luna and mommy Léia

Donna Heber said...


Gorgeous roses! I think the lavender Enchanted Evening is my favorite. So elegant.

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sending a rosy hello from Frog Hollow Farm! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog post about Panicale - we loved our visit to that wonderful little farm! Your post is very inspiring, my husband and I have tried raising roses but have not had much luck with our two bushes. Do you have a good beginner book on roses that you would recommend? We visited the rose garden at the Brooklyn Botanical gardens a week ago - I'll be posting about it in a few weeks. Ciao, bella! xxoo

Kate Tracton said...

I can smell the fragrance, feel the slight leatherines of the petals, and feel the cool air in your beautiful garden. Thank you for such a beautiful post!



The Tablescaper said...

Such amazing glory!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We are awfully hot and dry here in Florida! But we have 2 rose bushes that do really well. I love your first mosaic with the small pics and larger ones mixed in! Very dramatic! ♥

Mary said...

Your roses are stunning~ I can practically smell their delicious fragrance!

Denise said...

Your roses are lovely! I really like the salmon pink color, but they're all beautiful. Aren't you glad to have the fragrance, because so many roses don't have a fragrance, to speak of. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. Have a great week!

Denise at Forest Manor

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

They are gorgeous. I so love roses too. :)

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

There's an award waiting for you on my blog. :-)