Sunday, June 25, 2017

Roses 2017

This is a tradition on my blog, a cherished visit to a local botanical garden and their old fashioned roses.  Actually, not all of them are heirlooms, but this free jewel of Binghamton, New York is well worth a visit for its roses and for all of their flowers.  In fact, the daylilies are starting to bloom.

But back to the roses.  If only there was smell-o-blog, where I could transmit the fragrance to you, but there isn't, and I can't.

This year, I start with Rosa gallica 'Tuscany Superb', from around 1837.

This rose is supposed to darken into a purple but I love the color I did see.

 Raubritter, a "ground cover" rose introduced in 1936.
One of my favorites, Mme. Hardy, a damask first introduced in 1832.  So beautiful and white.

Ishpahan damask, also introduced in 1832.

Moving into red territory, how about Dortmund?  This is a climber, introduced around 1955.

Finally (this is a ramblin' blog after all), Albertine, a rambling rose from 1921.

I don't grow roses.  I used to, years ago, but had too many insect issues.  Yet, I love them, and hope you love today's post, too.

In today's world, I hope this blog can be a place to rest for a few minutes, so you can go forth with renewed strength. 

Happy Sunday!

18 comments:

  1. How lovely. I have only a few roses. My old favorites are just too hard to grow, so I have settled on the few that do well in my garden.

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    1. I'm down to just one (wild rose). I got tired of battling disease and the Japanese beetles.

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  2. Beautiful roses, especially 'Mme. Hardy'. I grew the 'Dortmund' for many years. It's a very dependable and hardy bloomer.

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    1. I love scented roses. Maybe one day I will have the time to grow them again.

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  3. A way to transfer fragrance would be awesome. Some sort of e-scratch and sniff! You might be on to something. Thanks for the beautiful glimpses.

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    1. I think there were scientists actually working on some kind of electronic scent transmission at one time. I should check up on it.

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  4. I too, so love roses and for the first time ever, I have rose bushes in the back yard. Luckily they were planted by the previous owner, and although neglected, we were able to bring them back to blooming twice a year. Pink Peace is my favorite bush and have taken some stunning photos of them over the 10 years we have lived here. I'm so impressed with the vintage rose garden you have featured here...amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful! I just got to stop and smell the roses at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon yesterday while running a guided photo walk for mindfulness with a couple of lovely ladies yesterday! I only took camera phone photos but it was and smelled beautiful! Nice post!

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    1. I've always wanted to visit Portland when the roses were in bloom. I've only visited once (in February!) and that was so long ago. It's on my bucket list.

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  6. These remind me of my recent trip to a Rose Garden in the beautiful hill-station called Ooty, and the gorgeous roses we saw there! Lovely sight, indeed!

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    1. I looked online, and saw a description of the Government Botanical Gardens. It sounds fantastic. A lot fewer roses in our smaller botanical garden in Binghamton.

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  7. Sure are pretty I only have to rose bushes.
    Coffee is on

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  8. So beautiful. I love roses. But I have not seen climbers in this part of my country. But, imagining they must look so good.

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  9. These are so beautiful. I noticed a rose in a garden near here the other day in a shade of orange that I'd never seen before. Exquisite!
    Have you ever had cold feet?

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  10. Oh my my! This is heaven! I love roses and these are so pretty. Thank you for sharing them with us, Alana :)

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  11. Interesting how different they look.

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  12. I agree with you about the smell track. I also wish there was a way in which one could share the wonderful smells of flowers. I can never forge the intoxicating smell of summer roses while walking through Regent's Park in London. And I also make it a point to visit Botanical gardens wherever I go http://mumbaionahigh.com/2015/11/gardens-by-the-bay-when-technology-and-nature-combine.html
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