Our New Roses This Year

2013 -- New Roses

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

I’m sure it comes as now surprise that Betsy and I grow and love roses.  We have 57 varieties of roses in our yard.  I think our rose garden has stopped growing, but we still need to replace roses once in a while.

This year we had three new roses in our yard.  The rose on the left in the collage above, Milestone, is a rose we first saw at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, last year.  I found it offered this Spring and ordered it.

The other two roses both came from Heirloom Roses.  Helen Traubel, the rose in the middle, is an ‘old’ rose.  It was introduced in 1951, but it has a beautiful color and very nice fragrance.  The rose on the right is Something Special.  It is a fairly new rose.  I like the way the white outer petals frame the yellow center.

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15 Responses to “Our New Roses This Year”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Something Special sure is! Love all those petals!

  2. Karin Says:

    Such beauty in each rose! Do you let the hips grow and use them for tea?? Have no idea why that question popped into my head just now! Mom always served us rosehip tea in the winter months – Vitamin C I guess!!

  3. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful. 57 varieties, that is too good.

  4. Rose Says:

    They are all beautiful, really love the yellow one, Something Special. I think yellow roses are my favorite…at least part of the time.

  5. Carletta Says:

    I don’t know anyone who grows roses as well as you do George.
    Your new ones are gorgeous and a fine addition to your ‘collection.’
    I’m thinking I may try potted ones next year as the deer won’t leave the one I planted this spring alone. 🙂

  6. rhiebert Says:

    Beautiful. I am surprised to hear you say that the rose garden has stopped growing.There must be a corner or two where you could put some more roses. LOL

  7. sylviakirks Says:

    Such exquisite roses and gorgeous colors!! Wonderful captures for the day, George! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!

  8. dayphoto Says:

    I really like the last rose..the colors are so usual. I’ll bet if the garden’s saw your roses they would know that you and Betsy are equal to them.


  9. Blackberry Lane Says:

    They are all lovely, George. Our home (that you and Betsy visited) had many roses from a previous owner. The most beautiful and care-free was a yellow rose.
    Have a nice Saturday.

  10. alskamom Says:

    They are all beautiful, George!! I wish I had your green thumb. 🙂

  11. MaryBeth Says:

    All three are beauties. MB

  12. Coloring Outside the Lines Says:

    Lovely- all! But I truly do like that last one…yellow roses are so gorgeous!

  13. Linda at To Behold the Beauty Says:

    They’re all beautiful. You do seem to have a green thumb, but I know there’s a lot of work and tender loving care that goes into each plant.

  14. gpcox Says:

    Whoa, I had more catching up to do than I thought – my apologies.

  15. EG CameraGirl Says:

    You must live in a super climate for growing roses, George, or maybe your thumb is greener than mine. 😉

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