Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The last roses

 We've had our first frost but a few roses are hanging on.


Nearly Wild  



La Marne
Buff Beauty


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

19 comments:

  1. I dearly love the first shot with the fountain in the background. Also, 'Buff Beauty,' what a fine rose she is. My roses were sad this year, but rallied in the last couple of weeks. We had a large cold front which made their petals fall. I hope next year is kinder to them and me.

    Thanks for the pictures. They made me smile.~~Dee

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  2. How Very Beautiful, Phillip!

    It is good-bye to them until the spring/summer.

    Thank you for posting these lovely photos.

    gerri XXX

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  3. What beauties showing off after a beast of a summer.

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  4. Great photos. My buff beauty has really taken off this year. Made it to the top of our 6ft fence. Can't wait to see its blooms next season....

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  5. Beautiful photos. I just purchased a banded 'Buff Beauty' last summer and your portrait of her reminds me how much I can't wait until I see the blooms. *sigh* Dreaming of spring already!

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  7. I believe that first photo is gorgeous too! It's time for the plants to rest, don't you agree?

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  8. I really like the photo of Buff Beauty. The color is gorgeous.

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  9. Stunning photo's!
    You have such a lovely rose garden.
    I just planted Buff Beauty, Lavender Lassie and Belinda- Hybrid Musks this year. Hoping mine will look as beautiful as yours!

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  10. So lovely...Beautiful fountain. I've admired Nearly Wild for some time but mine is not the garden for roses~ gail

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  11. Our Noisettes have been especially wonderful in Charleston this fall. We have not had much rain to shatter them. Love your shots.

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  12. Your Buff Beauty is gorgeous. Mine bloomed in spring but the summer heat and drought appear to have sapped her strength; no fall flush for her. Luckily I still have La Marne and Old Blush.

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  13. Gorgeous Phillip. 'Nearly Wild' looks exquisite around the fountain.

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  14. Love the fountain shot (the wire looks like an arrow through the tree). Love the color of 'Bluff Beauty'. I only have 1 rose that was given to me when I lost my long time rescued Aussie Casey at 16yrs old. It's been in full bloom the last few weeks & I meant to get a shot of it before my knee surgery. I have re-blooming iris in bloom now. They usually bloom the first of Oct. The wind storm we had last week broke most of them off just as they opened. Mary

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  15. What a delightful setting in the first photo. I can almost hear the trickle of water.

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  16. I'm hoping I've got another few weeks, but its getting to be that time, unfortunately. Such a great fall for the roses though, have to admit.

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  17. Lovely Phillip! I used to have La Marne - that rose never quit. We haven't had a hard freeze yet. In fact, it's a bit warm right now! I'll miss what blooms are left after the inevitable freeze.

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  18. Nearly Wild looks particularly beautiful.

    We've had barely a smattering of frost in SW France. Unusually mild here, as it is/has been in the eastern states.

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