Hey, my roses are still blooming!

dublinbay z6 (KS)November 10, 2011

Although my gardens definitely have the bedraggled end-of-the-year look to them, I still have a fair number of roses blooming--not heavily, but still blooming. Here's a sampling:

Mayflower--wish her blooms would be this large earlier in the season also. Her fall shade of pink is darker than usual also. Austin rose.

Another Mayflower--I do like her autumn look--more dramatic than her springtime look.

Gypsy Carnival--I couldn't get a good picture -- the reds kept bleeding. I love yellow reverses like Gypsy Carnival has, but they don't show up that well in this picture. Can you see the brace I had to add for her weak neck? Hybrid tea.

Jubilee Celebration--another weak necker--see the brace? Otherwise, this Austin is one of the loveliest roses in my garden--very photogenic.

Eutin--I keep telling posters about how Eutin blooms in large showy clusters. Well, you can see a typical clusters here. And for once the red did not bleed. Kordes floribunda.

Lady of Guadalupe--this floribunda is very floriferous most of the time. Love her light-colored reverses.

Lady of Guadalupe again--gives you a look at the bush--stays neatly at about 2.5 x 2.5.

Molineux--not the best picture, but that is the only bloom on the bush--kinda hiding down there in the middle. Guess it doesn't like the colder weather. That is the yellowest I've ever seen it.

Mystic Beauty--my new favorite. Weak necks again--see the braces? But a beauty all right! Bourbon rose.

Green Ice--here's one of the greatest little minis ever--kinda spreading. In cooler weather, the white blooms pick up a faint green color. I think I managed to capture a bit of that in this picture.

Earth Song--not the best picture--and not the best formed blooms, but she is trying hard to keep on blooming despite the cold, so give her credit for that!

Sweet Diana--another great mini. I have seven of them.

Braveheart--this Clements shrub blooms so dramatically. I really like it.

Double Delight plus larkspur--not the greatest picture, but I just had to show you my purple-blue larkspur. Why it is blooming now, I have no idea. It normally blooms in May and June.

Pansies--love these little faces looking up so cheerfully at anyone passing by. More people should plant them in the fall. Mine usually survive the winter and begin blooming again in very early spring. What they can't survive is our HOT, HOT, HOT July-August sun--which is why I have to plant them every fall.

Hope you enjoyed the pics. It was fun fussing over the roses brave enough to keep on blooming in my garden with winter approaching.


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inga007(Ont. 6a)

We still have a lot of roses blooming in Toronto too, but one bloom on the tip of a leafless, long, stem. Looks very odd.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 7:04AM
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the_bustopher z6 MO

Out of curiosity, how is the repeat bloom on Mystic Beauty?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:14AM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Very nice!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:37AM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Its great to see roses in our zone still producing! Most of my fuller bloomed roses are balling like crazy...but the less peteled ones are doing ok still! Love Mystic Beauty...I have it on order for spring, and can't wait! Your Green Ice also looks like its loving this cooler weather! :)


    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:40AM
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seil zone 6b MI

You have quite a few pretties left! What a gorgeous spray on Eutin!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 1:16PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging comments.

bustopher, I can't say exactly how well Mystic Beauty is on rebloom. I planted her in May 2011 and then moved her in July 2011--so she hasn't fully settled down in any one spot yet. That said, she is one tough rose. She was blooming when I moved her in 90 degree heat and she hardly skipped a breath in her new spot--just went on blooming. There was a pause then in the bloom cycle, but it wasn't any longer than any other rose typically has. Considering what she had gone through, I considered that a rather quick recovery. So far, I can't think of anything I do not like about Mystic Beauty--well, I guess the weak neck (when it rains) is my only complaint.


    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 4:47PM
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lenie(zone 7)

Beautiful roses!i have 2 eutin roses and I love them !i love the big spray of flowers!thanks for sharing this pretty roses.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 1:11PM
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I always love the look of pansies with roses, great pics.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 12:04PM
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