My World: Last Roses of Summer?

Roses brought in before an anticipated frost, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. November 4, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

It’s that time of the year.  Last week we were warned about low temperatures and freezing over the weekend.  We still had roses blooming and we wanted to keep as many of the blossoms as we could.  So Betsy gathered all the vases she could, and I gathered all the blossoms and buds about to open that I could find.

I brought in 40 buds and blossoms, which we put in the vases as you can see above.  Betsy put the vases in various places around the house and not only did they look good, several were also fragrant.

We had three nights of temperatures in the 20s, but no frost.  All the rose bushes seem to be doing fine.  And the temperatures are supposed to stay above freezing for the rest of the week.  I may be able to bring in some more ‘last roses’ by the weekend.

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17 Responses to “My World: Last Roses of Summer?”

  1. Mildred Says:

    They are just beautiful George!

  2. diane Says:

    They are gorgeous. How wonderful it must be to have your house full of roses. come over here and grow some for me.

  3. Pam Says:

    A lovely rainbow of colors for the inside.. and the aroma is an extra bonus for your labor of love, George.
    Enjoy the beauty, I sure did.. thanks for sharing.

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    The most beautiful bouquet ever!!!!

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    How fantastic to be able to have those colorful, fragrant roses all around your house! Have to admit that I’m a bit envious! What a wonderful sight to greet you each morning! Hope you’re able to save some more before the it freezes!! Have a wonderful day, George!


  6. Kathy Says:

    I can almost smell them! You all are so blessed to have those roses. Yes, I admit it: I’m jealous!!! 🙂

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    The roses look beautiful in the house. I bet you will have some more roses outside. There are always those stragglers.

    Yes we have some native hummingbirds that stick around all year. Tiny but tough. MB

  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    When I had roses I did the same thing. And I loved the house filled with them. I’ll bet you haven’t seen the last rose yet.

  9. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful roses.
    Even here it is freezing cold and water is chilled.

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I have a post to do on the last rose of summer, but you have me beat by dozens!! How glorious and beautiful. Now do you and Betsy live in a rose covered cottage?

  11. Happyone Says:

    How nice to have all those roses in the house. Great idea and just beautiful!!

  12. Linda G. Says:

    The roses are beautiful! I bet your house smells heavenly!

  13. ewok1993 Says:

    they are so beautiful. i guess your roses deserve a little rest/hibernation 🙂

    go to sleep lovely ladies.

  14. Neal Says:

    Those are gorgeous. I commented on Betsy blog yesterday about how pretty they were.

  15. Mary Says:

    What a wonderful man to bring his wife a whole room full of roses 🙂 Lucky Betsy! They are sure beautiful.

  16. Susie Says:

    How pretty and how nice for Betsy.

  17. Loren McGhee Says:

    Your roses are beautiful George! My Daddy LOVED roses and had many kinds as it looks like you do! We lost him last Dec. to cancer. Anytime I see a rose I think of him! So thankyou for sharing them today 🙂

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