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Friday, November 16, 2012

Le Dernier Des Roses ~

 
 
It seems rather strange to be featuring a post on roses just a week before Thanksgiving but a couple of days ago I went out into the garden and picked a sampling of some of the roses that are blooming here now.
 

 
This will be the last bloom cycle before I prune the bushes back in January and as you can see it is almost...



 
...as if they are trying to out do themselves.



 
Maybe it is the cooler light or the fact that these are the last of the last, but they are unusually beautiful.


 
 Just about all of my roses are what is referred to as 'antique roses' with a few David Austin roses mixed in. I am particularly fond of old fashion tea roses, they do well here and I like the softer look both in the form of the bush and the bloom.
 

 
 
For the past few years I haven't put in any new roses and in fact took quite a few out, but this year I have decided to plant some additional bushes and I am keeping myself entertained making my selections.  I will order most of them from The Antique Rose Emporium.There are many, many plants I like but roses are my favorite: that is why I thought the perfect name for my house was Rose Arbors.
 
I hope you have a blooming, beautiful day!
 
Thank you for visiting.
 


 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. Hi Adrienne,
    Oh it is never not a good time for roses! What a great finale, they are gorgeous:-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  2. Your roses are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Happy Pink Saturday, Adrienne! Your roses are simply splendid and what a lovely bouquet to enjoy the last of your blooms. How is your little Miss Twiggley? She is such a darling kitty! Thank you for stopping by and leaving your very nice comment. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving this coming week!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. My roses are in full bloom. As pretty now as in the spring. Our weather is not normal for this time of the year. The flowers do not know what season it is. Your roses are gorgeous.

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  5. Beautiful! My roses seem exceptionally pretty right now too...I think its the nice warm days and chilly nights...actaully all my flowers look pretty great right now...lots of color! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Your roses are indeed putting on quite the show. I wish I had your green thumb. Your arrangements are always so lovely.
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. Love roses . I mean almost every bride loves roses. Been married 51 years and I still love roses as I had pink roses on my day. I will always love roses.

    I love your pretty,pretty pink roses.

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  8. Hi Adrienne
    I just say WOOW :)
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    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  9. Lovely!
    We have a smattering of blooms left but they are all spotted from the recent rains and wind.
    Happy Thanksgiving Adrienne.

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  10. Hello Adrienne. What beautiful roses. I envy you the southern California winter weather where you can continue enjoying a lot of your beautiful blooms. We orginally are from Santa Cruz and it is much the same there. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful posts..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  11. Your roses are so beautiful they take my breath away.
    Happy Thanksgiving

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  12. Adrienne how gorgeous to still have gorgeous roses in mid November!!
    I miss southern Cal; however love the seasons here in Kansas City!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Giveaway from Scalamandre!

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  13. Be-u-ti-ful! So pretty. I too love the antique roses, the multi petals and the colors, just a stunning collection.

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  14. What could be more charming , romantic and infused with subtle hints of nostalgia, that the last of the last roses.
    Simply flamboyant like the final act of a beautiful Opera.
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  15. Just gorgeous! Blooms in November is one of the things I miss about not living in California anymore. Mimi

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  16. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-13.html
    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  17. I just had to comment here....The ARE is just a hop skip and a jump from my home!!! You just need to come and visit :^)
    Beautiful roses there and at your home.
    Blessings,
    J

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  18. I just had to comment here....The ARE is just a hop skip and a jump from my home!!! You just need to come and visit :^)
    Beautiful roses there and at your home.
    Blessings,
    J

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