Our First New Rose

Sonia  Rose, Fairfield Glade.  May 15, 2009.

Sonia Rose, Fairfield Glade. May 15, 2009.

Our yard has been keeping us busy since we got back home Sunday evening.  It took me three days to mow the lawn.  That was partly because the grass was so tall and partly because it was so wet in the low spots, especially in the front of the house.  So I managed to get in quite a few walking miles behind the mower.  I know the exercise is good for me, but I sometimes wish the lawn was a little flatter!

In addition to mowing I also kept busy weeding and spraying.  But I’m happy to say that things now look pretty good in our yard.  That’s good, because we’re going to have company later today.

But I have to admit that the yard work is definitely worth it.  Yesterday we had a couple more roses bloom.  The rose above is the first of our new roses to bloom — Sonia.  It doesn’t have much a fragrance, but I like the color and form.  It has a lot of buds, so we should have many blossoms to enjoy in the days ahead.

On a personal note, Betsy and I went Hendersonville yesterday to check up on my folks.  I’m happy to say that they are both doing well and in good spirits.  I’m continually amazed at how well they do in their home.

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12 Responses to “Our First New Rose”

  1. imac Says:

    Beautiful rose George, I can smell it from here.
    I hate grass cutting lol so glad we have a very small part in grass.
    Safari (3) now posted

  2. Busy bee suz Says:

    The proof of all your hard work is in the pudding. I mean the blooms. ;0

  3. Mildred Says:

    I’m always thankful when you have a good visit with your parents. I remember the days of tall, rain-soaked grass and how tedious it is to cut. Thankfully, no grass here, but LOTS of weeding and limbs to pick up. Your and Betsy’s roses are so pretty. Glad you had a good visit with your folks.

  4. Indrani Says:

    What a beautiful reward to all your hard work!

  5. Judy Says:

    I do like the shape of that rose. I have always been to erratic with my gardening to keep anything living that actually depends on me. I save that attention for the four-foots, now that the two-foots are grown and away!

  6. Mary Says:

    Lovely color! I saw a lot of pretty roses yesterday and will post them tomorrow…wish they were mine, but I don’t do well with roses.

  7. Happyone Says:

    Glad to hear your mom and dad are doing so good.
    Beautiful rose!! Your whole yard must be beautiful!!

  8. happilyretired Says:

    It’s MAGNIFICENT ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Josephine Says:

    I was wondering how you keep up with your grass cutting, when your off traveling….
    Now I know 😉
    Your roses are gorgeous, mine are full of white fly, they are such a nuisance. The climbing rose over the arbor, doesn’t seem to suffer from it, but the old fashioned roses do.
    Glad to hear your folks are well, we’ve had some terrible weather again today, I always watch the reports on that area, knowing they live just up’th road….
    Lovely post George !

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That’s a beauty.So perfect,almost like a florist rose,no better.

  11. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    I love roses. That is a beautiful color. It has rained here a lot too. I am happy about that because it makes everything grow great.


  12. Adelynne Says:

    That’s a very pretty rose. 🙂

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