I Promised Her a Rose Garden (5)

April in Paris rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 30, 2012.

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

This is the fifth post on the roses in our yard.  The previous posts can be found by clicking on the tag ‘Roses’ below.

April in Paris is a fairly small plant with blossoms that are a beautiful soft pink with a touch of lavender.  It has been in our yard for several years now.

Deep Secret rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 19, 2012.

Deep Secret is one of the darkest red roses we have.  It was new to us last year, but like its color and form.

Dolly Parton Rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 3, 2012.

I’ve read that the Dolly Parson rose got its name because it was so ‘plump’.  I think the less I say about that, the better.

Elizabeth Taylor rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 3, 2012.

Elizabeth Taylor was another beautiful lady, and the rose named after her is one of the pretty pink roses we enjoy.

Gemini rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 1, 2012.

Gemini is one of my favorite roses.  I don’t know if it gets its name because of the two colors or because of the way it looks and the way it smells.  In either case, it is a beautiful rose.

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16 Responses to “I Promised Her a Rose Garden (5)”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Hahaha! You’re a wise man to steer clear of discussing plumpness.

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    you better run and hide, i just emailed my friend dolly and told her what you said. LOL. these roses do enlarge, can’t figure why the other did not. strange woo woo going on

  3. busy bee suz Says:

    They are all magnificent!!!!

  4. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Each one is gorgeous. I chuckled about your comments or lack thereof on the Dolly Parton rose.It is a pretty flower no matter how it got it’s name.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    These roses are so gorgeous — including the plump one, but I won’t go into that either!! Hope your week is going well, George! Enjoy!


  6. Ginny Says:

    I think the last rose is my favorite, George.

  7. Rose Says:

    They are beautiful, as usual…I kind of prefer the Dolly Parton one.

  8. Colin (HB) Says:

    George. You are amazing to know all these names, or do you have “little” tags somewhere attached. Dolly Patton eh?
    I doubt she’ll enjoy the “tag” of plump. Try buxom, that would be more to her liking – ha ha!
    Those couple of “scrawny” blooms on my Rail Station are taking absolutely no notice of my admonishments, that they could TRY to look like the roses of the “family Adams” of Fairfield Glade, TN.
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    Weather report: A heavy fog which should mean a fine, sunny day when it lifts!

  9. The Incredible Woody Says:

    April in Paris is beautiful! I now have ‘April is Paris’ by Billie Holiday running through my brain:)

  10. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful roses, very much I like these flowers. I am greeting

  11. RedneckRosarian Says:

    Beautiful blooms! How does ‘April In Paris’ fair in the heat?

  12. Judy Says:

    I love the colour of the Gemini! I am not big on roses, but a secret admirer sent some to me, so I have been photographing them…

  13. ladyfi Says:

    So utterly magical. The Gemini is my favourite too.

  14. Carletta Says:

    George, you have so many it’s more a field of roses than a garden. 🙂
    More lovely blooms in very pretty colors. With your roses I don’t have a favorite because they are all just gorgeous!

  15. Maple Lane Says:

    Betsy is blessed to enjoy your gorgeous roses. Have a great weekend.

  16. MB Says:

    Boy you sure deliver on a promise. MB

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