New Roses in Our Yard

Alec's Red rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 23, 2010.

We’ve had some very hot and dry weather since the first of June.  Most of the lawns around here are starting to turn brown.  We may get some rain this coming weekend, and it would surely be welcome.

I have been busy watering our roses, and most of them are still looking pretty good, although the blossoms don’t last very long in this heat.  I water the roses by bucket, which takes a fair amount of time.

The roses in this post are new for us this year.  My Beautiful Bride likes red roses, and the rose above, Alec’s Red, has blossoms that hold their shape and color for a fairly long time.

John F. Kennedy rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 27, 2010.

But Betsy also likes white roses.  John F. Kennedy is a new white rose for her.

Ronald Reagan rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 31, 2010

I tend to like bicolor roses.  Ronald Reagan is a pretty red-and-white rose that blooms in the new flower bed in front of the house.

Southern Belle rose, May 13, 2010.

Since Betsy is a Virginia girl, I just knew I had to get this rose, Southern Belle, as soon as I learned about it last year.


I’ll be going to Hendersonville to check on my parents and to take care of some chores for them.  As a result I won’t be able to do much visiting in blogland, but I’ll get to you as quickly as I can.

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17 Responses to “New Roses in Our Yard”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Thank you for sharing these lovely, new roses. It would be hard to choose a favorite! Have a safe trip visiting your parents.

  2. Susie Says:

    I like the Southern Belle George! Yellow roses are so pretty.

    Have a safe trip to see your mom/dad. Hope they are doing good.

  3. happyone Says:

    After seeing all your beautiful roses I no longer have a favorite color one. I love them all. 🙂
    Have a safe trip.

  4. JLS Hall (Joysweb) Says:

    Yellow roses are my favorite flowers, so I really love that Southern Belle! But all of your roses are gorgeous, and I’m glad the hot weather hasn’t done them in yet. Hope we all get some cooler days soon!

  5. Kathy Ariano Says:

    You’re a very sweet son! Hello to the parents!!
    The roses, of course, are beautiful. Wish we had the capability of sharing the fragrance.
    Even with the watering mine are resting in all this heat.

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    Yellow roses are my favorite too. But then again I seem to like many of the different varieties.
    Hope your parents are faring well. I am going to Whidbey to see my Mother and run errands for her on Friday. MB

  7. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Hope you find your parents well. Have a safe journey.

  8. Sey Says:

    George, I like Ronald Reagan! The combination of colors is fantastic. Have a safe trip to your parents. You’re such a good son!

  9. Cheryl Says:

    I love each and every bloom! Hope all is well with your folks.

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I love the way you got the sun on the first rose. And my favorites are the Southern Belle and the white rose. Is Betsy’s knee well enough to go with you on this trip?

  11. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Your flowers are outstanding.

  12. Tarolino, Finland Says:

    Gorgeous! Simply divine!

  13. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    All these together make a lovely bouquet.

  14. Rose Says:

    I just love yellow roses, and would probably have to get the other just because of its name!

    Hope you find your parents doing well…

  15. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    You must be very good to your roses as they look great.

    It’s hot here too, George. I don’t like this crazy weather.

  16. Indrani Says:

    Oh! They are all so beautiful. I get carried away at their sights.

  17. Grace Olsson Says:

    your flowers are, simply, beautiful, George. Congrats

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