I have had a love affair with roses for many years and I like all varieties, but my favorites are antique roses: Teas, Chinas, Noisettes, and their modern equivalent, David Austin roses. Here you see a sampling of these roses inter planted with perennials, shrubs, grasses and annuals in the 'big' border in the front of my house. Pink is the predominant color for early spring in this border but the colors become more intense in the really hot summer months when the roses go into temporary hiatus and the other plants become the focus.
As you can image, getting in here to dead-head, and weed is a real challenge and I often exit snagged, scratched, and worse for wear. But when I see these in their exuberance of bloom it makes it all worth it.
Since I am linking up to Photo Feature Friday on this post I should mention that all the editing was done on Picnik. I used the Lomo-ish effect in the third photo down and I really like it.
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