Its been awhile.. 27 pics

silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)June 24, 2011

Forgive me if you have dial up, I feel your pain.

Roses to me, in particular, the antiques are as cottage as you get, with the soft colors, their large fountain shape bushes, that float and flitter in the wind, and that classic rose scent.

Duchesse De Montebello (Peter Beales describes scent as a quality over quanity item.. let me tell you, that description captures the Duchesse and her divine scent...)

Crocus Rose

Comte De Chambord

Cardinal De Richelieu (what a color)

Prarie Joy

John Davis cascading into some bushes

Harrisons Yellow

Rose De Rescht

Reine des violettes, the only time i ever get these to be purple is to cut them very early in the morning near bud stage and bring them in..

Lilac Pink and subtle striping of Vicks Caprice

Surpasse Toute

Mary Rose

Rosa Centifolia, Peter Beales describes the lack of foilage on this.. hes right on, but what a pretty medium pink , with always that classic scent.

My Unknown Gallica again , last year bloomed for about 6 weeks, this year closer to 4 probably.. it bloomed like all at once.. but was a sight to behold

Quadra on the Trellis

Fruhlingsduft is getting there.. hopefully next year will have a splendid picture of the bush

Rondo Penstemon

Siberian Iris, Grown from seed, specieas version

Unknown White Iris

Unknown peach iris

Thats it for now.. some more to come.


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Oh wow. Eye candy on Friday morning! Thanks so much. I needed that!!


    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 10:47AM
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cyn427 (zone 7)

What a treat! I am so envious of those of you who have roses-too much shade in our yard :-(

I love them all, but I am blown away by your Crocus Rose! What a wonderful, delicate color! Love the irises and the penstemon, too.

Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:12PM
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Hello Silverkelt

Beautiful roses. Can you tell me which ones have the most sweetest scent?


    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:27PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Those are fab!! I love the looks of the 'oldie' roses. My fave is that 'Vicks Caprice'. What an unusual coloring on it- I like roses that fade to a different color or are two toned.

I have smelled both Comte De Chambord & Rose De Rescht at a local public garden and know those perfume the air wonderfully- with all the rest of your roses combined I bet it smells like heaven in your garden!
Thanks for sharing your beauties...

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:43PM
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Beautiful roses, but I'm especially drawn to that beautiful penstemon!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 1:42PM
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Your roses are lovely! I also was blown away by the penstemon- I've never seen one like that before.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 2:38PM
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freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

Your roses (and photography) are gorgeus. I see you are in zone 5-do you plant own root roses or grafted?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 3:39PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Pretty, pretty, pretty!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 4:05PM
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Beautiful roses and that penstemon is to die for.Is that 2 plants together or just one.That crocus rose is my favorite and those water drops make it perfect.Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh the wonders of nature!!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 7:10PM
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I love the old garden roses and the penstemon. You pictures are just gorgeous!

This year, the Japanese beetles have decimated the blooms on my hybrid teas and done a number on the leaves and buds of the Knock outs, but left my old garden Roses almost totally alone! Go figure.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 7:35PM
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Nancy zone 6

Wonderful roses, so perfect!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 7:41PM
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gorgeous roses ! I just got home from Bar Harbor. I rode all the way through Maine along the coast to finish my cycling trip and I couldn't believe the gardens. Everywhere I looked the lushness was amazing. You have a lovely place. c

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 9:31AM
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simply stunning - everything looks so lush and healthy - wonderful eyecandy for us who are struggling with drought and record heat - TFS .....


    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 10:31AM
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