Friday, May 13, 2011

Why Rose Arbors....?

Just in case anyone was curious, I thought I would share with you why I call my house Rose Arbors.

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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52 comments:

  1. Wow, they are beautiful and exuberant! They are worth it!
    Kathy

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  2. Your roses and photos are beautiful!

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  3. Your roses are beautiful as is your house from what I can see! Very interesting!

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  4. Beautiful roses! I lost about 5 rosebushes to an early hard frost last fall. I'm mourning them! Hope to have them replaced soon. Mimi

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  5. Beautiful Adrienne!Each year i add one in my garden.Lovely weekend

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  6. Adrienne, what a gorgeous garden you have! I am soooo jealous of your beautiful roses!

    I only have a few...one yellow & a new Queen Elizabeth that I just planted. I have a few knock-out roses but I'm not as fond of them as others.

    Your climate must be very conducive to them. We have to cover & protect ours over the winter months. Lots of work but so worth it!

    Thanks for sharing them.
    fondly,
    Rett

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  7. Simply beautiful, Adrienne. I love sharing your blog with my husband (the gardener).

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  8. Beautiful!!! Someday....I'll have roses like this!!
    ~Faye

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  9. Oh my goodness this is beautiful! I just have some climbing roses, and they aren't looking too good. Did you link this up? I don't think I saw it.

    tricia ♥

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  10. Oh, I am with you the old roses steal my heart away! Love these, just gorgeous!
    Sherry

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  11. Oh, thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  12. Oh what beautiful roses! I like the antique roses as well and very much so the David Austin ones. Yours are just gorgeous, what a joy to see this every day!

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  13. Beautiful roses!! I like the photo editing techniques as well!

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  14. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous -- congratulations! New follower!

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  15. Looking over your blog, your flower gardens are gorgeous, it must have taken you years to develop them. We are starting over again at a new home we moved to last summer and I can't wait to start planting.
    Beautiful photographs, and I LOVE your clay rabbit in the post below, very talented!

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  16. Your roses are so beautiful...I have been fighting with mites on mine this Spring...I can't seem to get rid of them...but the blooms still keep coming despite this pest!

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  17. Thank you for sharing your little bit of rose heaven with us. So gorgeous.

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  18. What a beautiful "gathering" of pink!
    Brenda

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  19. Nothing is more beautiful than a rose on a spring day. Your's are so lovely. If my yard looked like your's I would never go inside.

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  20. Every snag, scratch or prick would be well worth it! I love your garden. I just planted 1,065 plants in my gardens this year ... I lost my mind at the nursery. We go thru this every spring ... chuckle.

    Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  21. Gorgeous flowers!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  22. There is n o doubt you spend a lot of time and work to have roses that looks like these. Beautiful!

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Absolutely beautiful! Truly, your roses are gorgeous. New follower.

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  24. Hi Adrienne! I just wanted to pop back over and thank you for sharing your pretty post at my party :)

    ~Tricia

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  25. hi Adrienne, Your rose garden is breathtaking!. I've never seen such big beautiful booms in the garden. Mine look to be half the size of your roses. Some of my plants came from a nursery, "Petals from the Past" and carry all the old vintage plants our grandma's grew. Yours are Just stunning!
    Thanks for sharing your lovelies in your post.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  26. I believe I can smell the rose perfume, even through the heavy rain we're having here in the NW. I know that dead heading is a lot of work, but I can see that it's worth it!

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  27. Your roses are just lovely, Adrienne. Oh, the things we girls will endure to create beauty! ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage.blogspot.com/

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  28. Your roses are very pretty, and very healthy looking. What a wonderful vision of loveliness you have created for your home.

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  29. I find I too am loving the rose. I planted 10 knock out roses this spring and a lady just gave me some cuttings that are the palest pink. I can't wait till they bloom like hers did. Your roses are real beauties. Kathy

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  30. Adrienne!
    You have such a gift!
    This border is breathtaking!
    Wow! I bet the smell is intoxicating too.
    Love it.
    xx
    A

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  31. My favorite flowers are roses but I know how tricky they are to prune and maintain! However yours look so worth the effort they are lovely as are your photos.

    Do give the macro filters a try - my $8 got me 4 filters and a carrying case and they are very good quality for the money and despite my complaints I don't regret buying them. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  32. Wow. It's so pretty. I would drive by often just to look!

    Stephanie
    aka luluscottage.blogspot.com (I'm giving away something pretty!)

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  33. Dear Adrienne, such lovely roses you have aahhhhh!!! A great pleasure to look at them.
    hugs my dear

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  34. Adrienne these images are incredible. What gorgeous roses!

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  35. beautiful! they actually look like a those I have in my back patio...not as gorgeous and as many as you have, but the "looks" of it make me think it's the variety I have at home. Who knew! When I planted it, it was because it smelled amazing, and it looks so pretty.
    Lovely, lovely garden Adrienne! All the hard work and the wounds ;o) are worth it.
    have a lovely day!

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  36. Oh my gosh Adrienne! How beautiful! I love roses too, and I can only dream of them. The deer would have a party if I tried to grow all those gorgeous roses. Waaah. Your efforts and scratches are totally worth it in the end. :-) P.S. I LOVE your ceramic bunnies! You are very talented.

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  37. Ahh, really spectacular! Fragrant too?

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  38. So beautiful!! Just lovely!!

    Come link up your garden posts ever Tuesday at
    http://www.justtryingtosavemoney.com/2011/05/frugal-gardening-pick-your-own-farms.html

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  39. Gorgeous! I love the pink roses. I can imagine how lovely these look out your window!

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  40. What a lovely visit to your home, Rose Arbor. The roses are just gorgeous; thanks for getting snagged and scratched so they can bloom in all their glory! Oh and I "followed" your blog!

    Mary @ Redo 101

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  41. What beauties! I love the antique roses best, too (but please don't tell my other roses...shhhh)

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  42. Beautiful shots and such wonderful roses!

    Thanks so much for joining the garden party,
    Candy

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  43. Just gorgeous! I wish mine looked like that!

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  44. Your pictures and roses are gorgeous. The roses are so pretty in front of the window.

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  45. had to tell you again how wonderful, gorgeous your roses are!!!!!

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  46. What a great place to live with all of those lovely roses in bloom!

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  47. Wow! Lovely variety of roses, eh. Hope I could grow such roses on our backyard too. :)

    Cheers,
    Cathy@white swan scrubs

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