Saturday, July 9, 2011

Everything's coming up roses

The summer heat has brought the roses to life.  

The Julia Child just makes me smile.  It has a nice scent, but not overpowering.  Yellow is such a happy color.

I never thought I'd enjoy roses, but I keep wanting to add more and more.

I added these rambling red ones to the archway trellis a year ago and they are still getting established.  

The left side seems to be doing better than the right, most likely as it gets more light over there.

Then there's the smaller ones I have tucked in here and there.  

One is by the front door so I walk past it on the way to the mailbox.

This little one is in the meditation garden and has smaller flowers, very dainty and sweet.  It's in one of the little sun pockets in that shadier garden.

Long Live the Queen of the Roses


  1. Beautiful, Cheryl. I'm surprised you have time to do your blog with people like me bothering you with requests for a garden tour! You gardens are beautiful. I love every little hidden gem! Thank you for the tour.

  2. What a lovely yard! I do love your yellow roses. They are so cheerful and happy. I try adding a new rose each year, but this is the first year that I've had any luck with any of them. Hopefully that is a new trend and next year they will be spectacular. I like the arbor with the climbing roses. I may have to think about that for the entrance to my yard. Hmmm. I'm at work, so gotta go. You have a great night. Hugs, Edna B.