19 May 2011

Backyard Roses

I love these roses in my backyard. 
They are both from my grandmother, the pink one via my mom, and the red one is when my grandmother was pruning so she threw them down the hill.  I promptly gathered the clippings up, took them home, and they grew.  By the way, the red one is still in the pot from our move 7 years ago!  I have got to start taking them out of pots, but they are pretty well rooted by now I would assume. This red one blooms to frost, and I don't know the name of it either.

I am not sure of the name of this pink one.  If anyone knows please tell me.  It might be Belinda's Dream. This rose blooms basically once, and then it is over.  The smell......heavenly!

As you can see it is very tall, and almost makes an arbor.  After it blooms I cut it back as it always snags hubby's cap.  It does grow excellent from cuttings, I have another one up the hill by my daughter. Oh, it also has lovely rose hips too.







I just love these roses!

14 comments:

Silke said...

Liebe Ulrike, these roses are just beautiful and your backyard looks so shady and woodsy. I especially love that light pink rose. And how wonderful that they are all from your grandmother!! Hugs, Silke

Anke said...

Ulrike, your roses are so pretty. I love the light pink rose and that they are all from your grandmother. Makes them very special!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

These are sooooo beautiful---I can literally smell them, along with the richness of the woods and soil.
You are fortunate to have a climate to grow such beauties.
IN MY DREAMS......
Thanks for posting the photos!

XXOO~~
Anne

Kerri said...

Ulrike, your roses are a dream! They must love your climate.
Mine are so slow to start putting out leaves in this cool, wet weather.
The pink and red are beautiful together, especially in that first photo. The pink is so lush and loaded with blooms. And how nice that they came from your grandmother.
I loved seeing your aquarium photos. What a wonderful place!
Looks like you had some fun times with your visitor and showed him some interesting sights.

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Ulrike
your roses are so gorgeous, how wonderful that they are from your grandmother, have a fine weekend...
Many warm greetings from Germany
Bine

tina said...

They sure are pretty. I love the story about how you gathered up the cuttings from your grandmother and now her roses grow in your garden. Those are sometimes the best flowers for us. Great shots of the aquarium! I didn't even know Atlanta has an aquarium. Very nice!

Comfrey Cottages said...

What a lovely history with your roses, Ulrike! They are just beautiful:)That tall one is huge! xx

Catherine said...

Your rose bushes are very nice and it's a good idea to get some family ones,i would have liked to get the ones from my parents home.Mine are not too well at the moment because of a dry weather,i worry.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

and I LOVE them too...they're so elegant and make your garden feel timeless.

So happy you now know and appreciate the Aphid Wolves. I enjoy them so much and they enjoy my aphids!

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kathy said...

Hello,
Love your roses! I have that pink one too. There are a few growing in my garden - from of old. I haven't figured the name out yet - keep telling myself each year to identify the roses I have in my garden.
Will let you know if I do!
Kathy

Doris Sturm said...

What lovely roses you have...a great family heirloom. Your back yard looks very lush and reminds me of an English Garden with all the pretty roses.

Enjoy your garden and our early summer ;-)

Bis bald,
Doris und Gizzy!

Rosines Welt said...

Liebe Ulrike, deine Gartenbilder sind wunderschön!!! Ich liebe Rosen!

Ich komme gerade aus dem Garten und es stürmt hier auch ein bisschen.

Wir hatten 8 Wochen keinen Regen und dann eine Woche ab und zu. Jedenfalls ist der Rasen gerade mal wieder grün.

Wir warten heute auch auf Regen.
Auch für dich einen schönen Tag und auf keinen Fall einen Tornado!!!

Lieben Grüße
Rosine♥♥♥

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Roses are always beautiful, but those of them that came from our parents and grandparents are very special! Wonderful blooms! I hope you don't have a deer visiting your garden and eating fresh grows and sweet buds.
I also thank you for your kind comment on my Germany post! Happy gardening and happy blogging!

Mary said...

Beautiful roses, glad you are getting some rain - yesterday it stormed and poured here just as we finished up a ton of gardening! Trying to catch up with everything dear - thinking of you and have the postcards to send you soon!

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