Landscape shots with roses
My problem has been to create landscaping that doesn't get lost on acreage. I've tried to create rooms and islands, and to have gardens with roses rather than rose gardens. This is about the fourth year, and it's always a work in progress.
This is a front island with Carefree Sunshine, Homerun, Purple Pavement, Bolero, Carefree Delight, Belinda's Dream, Echinacea, Russian Sage, Walker's Low, Galliarda, Rudbekia, and heaven-knows-what else. There is also a lonely Hansa on the other side of the drive (love that rose!).
This is the same island, but from a different angle.
A shot down our driveway. That's our water well surrounded by ornamental grass, and a view (albeit blurred) of Caldwell Pinks, Quietness, Crimson Bouquet, Dortmund on the wall, Cardinal Hume, etc.
A shot from the back porch. Crimson Bouquet, Molineaux, Jeannie LaJoie, Wild Blue Yonder, Climbing America, Easy Does It, Iceberg, IHT, veronicas, nepeta, cerastium, kitchen sink, etc. That dead tree was a sycamore killed by a virus, so I'm attempting to have a 4th of July and Polish Spirit clematis wrap around it (in its second year).
I've plopped in tough roses where they are by-and-large on their own in fence corners. This is Robusta at the entrance to one of the small vineyards. It gets watered about every ten days and rewards us by being constantly in bloom.
As always, the place is a work in progress. I do know this - without roses, it would be a drab and dull place to be.