I Promised Her a Rose Garden (3)

Southern Belle rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 26, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my third post of roses in our yard.  You can see the previous posts by clicking on the ‘Roses’ tag below.

I’ve been growing roses for almost 40 years, long before I knew Betsy.  After we got married and bought this house, I did in fact promise Betsy a rose garden.  But little did I know how much she would influence the roses that went into that garden.

How, you ask?  Well, Betsy was born and raised in Virginia, so Southern Belle rose (above)  seemed a natural choice for a garden.

Bewitched rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 27, 2012.

Do you remember the song ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’?  Betsy had that effect on me, and so Bewitched is now in our garden.

Strike It Rich rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 29, 2012.

After meeting Betsy and getting to know her, I knew I had found a real gem.  Is it any surprise then, that Strike It Rich is now in our yard?

Love and Peace rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 1, 2012.

Betsy has brought a lot of Love and Peace into my life, as well as this rose into our garden.

Sheer Bliss rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 17, 2012.

What’s been like to be married to Betsy for these almost eleven years?  Sheer Bliss sums it up very nicely.

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23 Responses to “I Promised Her a Rose Garden (3)”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Excellent reasons for your choices and they’re beautiful, too!

  2. Larry Says:

    “…I did in fact promise Betsy a rose garden.” And boy did you deliver. You guys are the ultimate love story – hard to imagine what the world would be like if all couples felt the same.

  3. diane Says:

    You are such an adorable romantic. Betsy is one lucky lady.

  4. Red Nomad OZ (@RedNomadOZ) Says:

    So great how you’ve chosen roses that reflect your journey together! And because I’ve got a ‘black’ thumb, I SO admire those who can grow stuff that looks this good!

  5. Rose Says:

    It would be impossible to choose a favorite, even with being partial to yellow roses. They are all so beautiful.

  6. lucja-maria Says:

    George, beautiful rose !!!
    Very photos !!!

  7. MadSnapper Says:

    amazing story told by your roses. love it George

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I have so enjoyed the gorgeous roses and the story they tell. You are both very fortunate to have found one another and even better that you know how fortunate you are!! Thanks for sharing all the beauty, George! Enjoy a beautiful weekend!


  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    The roses are fantastic as usual.I like the way you weave your love for Betsy into the rose garden.

  10. łucja-Maria Says:

    George, thank you for your commentary…

  11. busy bee suz Says:

    Oh, you are the sweetest man ever. 🙂
    I think I am in love with the first one; Southern Belle!

  12. Ginny Says:

    Awwww, Betsy is so blessed to have such a romantic guy!!! And today I can’t decide….they are all wonderful in their own way.

  13. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    You are such a romantic. So sweet. I love all the roses you’ve chosen for Betsy. She’s a lucky girl!

  14. alskamom Says:

    Such a sweet story George. Betsy is one lucky lady. 🙂
    Your roses are absolutely beautiful!

  15. Karin Says:

    Just had to come and catch up on so many posts – and wow, all that I’ve missed since my last visit! So enjoyed your love story – not every man is gifted to grow such gorgeous roses and weave them into such a fine story! It’s heartwarming to hear of the joy and bliss and peace you both share! God continue to bless you both!

  16. kathy Says:

    Just lovely!

  17. dayphoto Says:

    I was thinking of that wonderful HUGE/TALL lily from yesterday’s post. Here I would have to stake it, as the forever and ever and on and on wind would snap it off. Still I would like to grow one.


  18. Carletta Says:

    All together a beautiful bouquet for your Betsy!
    Each one a lovely story on it’s own.
    Beautiful and romantic post George!

  19. ladyfi Says:

    Ah – just lovely!

  20. ewok1993 Says:

    strike it rich is so appropriately named. i would love to see your rose garden.

  21. Leovi Says:

    Delicious flowers with beautiful colors. These roses are pure art, very beautiful. Have a great weekend!

  22. ZielonaMila Says:

    Nice photographs, with rose it is a beautiful and unusual flower. I am greeting

  23. Sartenada Says:

    Wonderful rose photos. I love very much Bewitched rose. So gorgeous.

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