I Promised Her a Rose Garden

Alec’s Red rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 14, 2012.

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

My Beautiful Bride and I make a perfect couple — she enjoys roses and I enjoy growing them.  Once our roses start blooming I can usually bring a rose into the house every day.

Our roses bloomed several weeks early this year and then came through several cold nights without damage.  The roses pictured above is Alec’s Red, one of our container roses.

Apricot Nectar rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 16, 2012.

We’ve had Apricot Nectar for several years now, and we always enjoy its soft pastel color.

Ingrid Bergman rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 15, 2012.

Ingrid Bergman was a beautiful actress, and the rose named in her honor is just as beautiful.

Paradise Rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 16, 2012.

Paradise is one of our oldest roses, but it continues to  produce beautiful mauve blossoms.

Rose Rio Samba, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 17, 2012.

Rio Samba does not grow very tall, but it’s blossoms are bright and colorful.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Betsy and I will be celebrating Memorial Day and will not be posting on Monday.  We’ll be back on Wednesday.

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22 Responses to “I Promised Her a Rose Garden”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Boy did you ever follow through on that promise!

  2. pixygiggles Says:

    Beautiful roses! I especially love the Rose Rio Samba. Your post came through my TN tagged feed & the title reminded me of that Lynn Anderson song, Rose Garden, which made me look it up to listen to it again. I loved that song as a kid. Thanks for the blast from the past! 🙂

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    you could have saved money and time and effort if you married me, since I LOVE WEEDS…. LOL they are beautiful as your bride is.

  4. RedneckRosarian Says:

    You have a beautiful rose garden. Thanks for sharing your blooms

  5. dayphoto Says:

    Have a great weekend! Our oldest daughter will be 43 this Sunday and our son will be 41 on Wednesday, coupled with Memorial Day we should have a long week of celebration!


  6. dayphoto Says:

    Oh, yes! Leadville was a very rich town at one point!


  7. Mary Says:

    So beautiful! I need someone to promise me a rose garden…its the only way I would ever get one!

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such gorgeous roses and beautiful colors! They are even more so when the photo is enlarged! I love the colors! Hope you and Betsy have a wonderful weekend!!


  9. Ginny Says:

    I think your first rose is my favorite here, George, but they are all beautiful!

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Each one of these is gorgeous. I love walking through your rose gardens,even if only via the blog.

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Amazing colors for the roses. Paradise Rose is unique.

  12. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Wish we had some sunny spots for roses. I do love them and yours are gorgeous.

  13. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    You sweet romantic. How awesome to grow so many beautiful roses for your sweetie!

  14. Larry Says:

    And you fulfilled your promise

  15. Linda G Says:

    They are beautiful roses. You keep your promise, over and over again 🙂

  16. Sartenada Says:

    Wow, Your photos are amazing! All the photos are so beautiful that I have problems to select my favorite. I love very much Paradise Rose.

  17. ladyfi Says:

    What gorgeous roses! Enjoy the long weekend.

  18. Jewaicious Says:

    What beautiful captures of colors and contrasts, and gorgeous roses. I have several in my garden…always have had them in varied tones.

  19. Leovi Says:

    Good pictures, has a beautiful light and color. This red rose is full of passion.

  20. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful photographs, fantastic flowers. Roses have beautiful colours I am greeting

  21. Happyone Says:

    All so beautiful!! I’d love to get a rose a day. Lucky Betsy! : )

  22. readerwil Says:

    I agree with you that these roses are all heavenly. You must have a wonderful garden. Thank you again for your visits and kind comments. I wish you and Betsy a lovely day.

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