Sunday, November 2, 2008

TODAYS FLOWERS ~ 4


Claire Matin, described as a climber, I would
say it is more a very large shrub. Disease free
constantly flowering from early spring well into
winter with masses of gently scented blooms.



Souvenir de la Malmaison, a very old rose hard
to come by. A tribute to the Empress Josephine's
rose collection at Malmaison where she spent her
latter years and commisioned Redoute to paint
portraits of her beautiful roses. The flowers spoil
easily with rain and excessive heat, but the delicate
shade of pink and wonderful scent make up for lack
of hardiness.



Princesse de Monaco, a tribute to Grace Kelly,
another perfumed, hardy rose that lasts well on
the bush and in a vase. Disease free and hardy.



A change from roses, some orange blossom
I wish I could send you the scent that wafts on
the breeze aroud two sides of our house right now.



This amazing climber covering the side of my shade
house is a constant flowerer during the growing
season, very hardy, blooms are rain and searing
heat proof, it's scent is that of a basket of freshly
picked apples combined with one single rose.
It's name? Fourth of July.



A close up of the above.



Mount Shasta, in the rain another hardy, healthy
bush with delicate scent and long stems for cutting



For a total change of scene, my almost back
Tree Paeonia.



Juat a few of the flowers in my garden to-day.

My thanks to LUIZ SANTILLI Jr. and
DENISE BC for organising this meme.

To visit blooms aroud the world, click on the
TODAYS FLOWERS logo on the right.

55 comments:

  1. So-o-o beautiful!I love roses,even my 2 1/2 year old grandaughter knows that roses are Grandma's favorite flowers.Unfortunately they do not grow well on our yard.Thanks for sharing yours.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous! I keep forgetting you are in Springtime there. I look at your flowers and say to myself..."How is she doing that???!". And, then I remember.

    ReplyDelete
  3. My favorite of these beauties would have to be Souvenir de la Malmaison. It's very similar to the Eden roses I have here at the Manor. I love that soft pink and old fashioned fluffiness. Happy Sunday to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are very, very nice flowers...
    Great shots too !

    ReplyDelete
  5. All beautiful flowers but I especially like the first one with the bee in it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Outstanding, Arija! I would love to have one of the Claire Matin roses and the peony tree.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have a beautiful garden, can you come do my garden as i don't have a green thumb

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your series of flower photos is wonderful! Roses are breathtaking. And your Mount Shasta flower is so beautiful and charming. I would so much love to have it in my own garden. Great shots, indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a beautiful selection of roses! Spring is so wonderful in your garden!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Roses are always beautiful. Yours are no exception.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your roses are beautiful; thanks for the information about them, also.

    My mother's favorite scent was Orange Blossom. I never smell that fragrance without thinking of her. I would love to have that perfume wafting around the corners of my garden.

    ReplyDelete
  12. A truly beautiful series of flower photographs. I wish I had your garden full of these splendid blooms. Have a grat week.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Arji: Everthing blooming and just lovely, mine are gone up North.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a treat to see for those of us up north here at the 42-parallel, and heading into autumn!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am impressed with your garden, your rose knowledge, and your photography. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh gosh! They are so beautiful! Ours are, of course, gone for this year. Thanks for sharing your spring!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Each of the photos are beautiful! I specially like the thick petalled rose with lots o' layers! Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The garden of Eden both in color and scent.

    ReplyDelete
  19. All beautiful flowers! Beautiful photos.

    Paz

    ReplyDelete
  20. wow! what a beautiful collections of roses...I love them all..

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh my, if these were in my yard, I'd never go inside! Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Quite a garden of lovely flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Whoa beautiful shots of these flowers; and u do know your flowers, eh?

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love all those flowers! Amazing shots too. Love the roses!:)

    Mine is up too, HERE. If you get a chance;) Happy TF!~

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow those are awesome photos. My flowers will soon be gone but I am thankful for everyday I can still enjoy them.

    ReplyDelete
  26. so many lovelies to choose a fav from.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely array of blooms! Roses are so beautiful and you indeed captured them well in your images.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Arija your spring garden is superb.
    It has now opened its doors in a marvellous way. Love your roses. I am writing down some of your hardy ones to buy next winter.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful shots ! and so clear !

    ReplyDelete
  30. I wish I could walk in your garden! You have such a love of flowers that your garden must be in very good condition. The photos are very good! Thanks for showing ...talking about a bonus.. well I think it's a bonus to have a blogger among us who knows so much about gardening.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your pictures are wonderful- I really enjoyed look at them ( I should be working!!)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fascinating collection! And I could almost smell the roses. Lovely Malmaison which must have delighted Redoute as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I so love your series of flowers in this post! Not sure which is my favourite, but i am tending to that musky dark wine coloured flower! It has an intriguing shape too!

    You ask on my blog if I have just passed through the half century gates! Ummmm...I am now moving into the ethereal realms of the decade on from there! Nearly at those gates!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hello!
    I really like roses.
    you flowers are all beautiful.
    I like Princesse de Monaco!
    yes, it's beautiful like Grace Kelly!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful and well kept flowers. Not much flower-color here nowadays as we are going into winter. MB

    ReplyDelete
  36. gorgeous shots! I think my favorites are the one with the bee inside and the deep beet-colored one.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Yours is very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Absolutely gorgeous photos. Souvenir de la Malmaison is a favorite with anyone that loves heirloom roses. Mine are still blooming sparsely after three nights of temps in the mid 20's F.
    Marnie

    ReplyDelete
  39. Great post. I love roses, too. My rose garden is small, but I have a 4th of July. It has the worse thorns!!, but it is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love roses. These are great shots. I see you had a little visitor in the first one. :-) I really like the red and white ones which I found out are called peppermint twist. Great name for them. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  41. They are all fantastic, nice work.
    Thanks for visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Your roses are absolutely beautiful! They are all so lovely looking. Happy gardening!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hello! Your flowers are just beautiful. I really love the delicate pink. I also enjoyed your great shots of the pelicans!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. beautiful photos. I just wanted to say I enjoyed your comments regarding burial on my site.

    Gill in Canada

    ReplyDelete
  45. Hello, spectacular selection of images, a magnificent flowers, congratulations for the post.
    I thank the participation.

    Denise & Santilli - Team TF

    ReplyDelete
  46. They're all gorgeous! It makes me feel ashamed of my failed attempts at planting roses :P
    I wish I had your green thumbs :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Just a few of your flowers? You must have a really amazing garden. Of course you have lots of room. I love that I am learning about flowers as they are so special to people...

    ReplyDelete
  48. What beauty you have in your garden and I so enjoyed seeing your photos. Roses and peonies do not like the soil and growing conditions where I live unfortunately as I would love to grow them.

    Thanks for your visit to my Today's Flower! I am so sorry to be so late in visiting yours! It has been a hectic weekend with company who have just left today.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Arija

    Your collection is marvelous!
    Thanks for your support!

    Luiz

    ReplyDelete
  50. Breath-taking flowers, Arija! It's wonderful to be able to see your beautiful spring while we are enjoying our fall...the flowers are such a treat!

    ReplyDelete
  51. India sent me over to look at the paeonia. Your green fingers amaze me.

    ReplyDelete
  52. This was indeed nice to wake up to (after my walk)..thanks for sharing these lovely delights with the info-

    ReplyDelete

Blog Widget by LinkWithin