Sunday, January 10, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ Summer Roses

Roses burning in the summer heat. A dry 42C is not a comfortable
temperature for either bush or bloom. It dessicates the petals in a
matter of hours.





















In our mountain garden the temperature is 7C cooler due to the
adiobatic lapse rate. The roses last a little longer there.

This is Rosa Noisettiana, one of the oldest roses in our garden, it was
planted in the 1870's when the gable end was added to the house.



















A delightful survivor of another era with delightful scent and
extraordianry hardiness. It blooms but once a year and bristles
with sharp thorns yet it is one of my greatest treasures.
I have only ever seen one other specimen in Australia.


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38 comments:

  1. It's nice to dream of roses while looking out on the snow!

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  2. I love very old roses; their scent is pure heaven and the many petals and blooms makes them worth all the wicked thorns they frequently have.
    I am down to three antiques, names unknown, but I do love them when they bloom....

    XXOO!!
    Anne

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  3. Such beautiful roses, and such intense heat. I think we each could use a moment in the other's climate to be refreshed. I'm afraid winter and its bitter cold, winds and snow will be here for much more than 6 weeks. But one can always hope. And I wish you cool moments in your relentless heat.

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  4. The summer heat sure is intense where you are. The temp. took me by surprise. Here we are nothing but cold--all over the continent, it seems. Your photos are graceful and beautiful though the flowers are suffering.

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  5. 1870? wow that's ancient! thanks for sharing!

    Love the photos.

    Mine is here..

    Euphorbia

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  6. At first I felt envious of your summer when I saw the roses. Then I read about the 42°C heat. End of jealousy. :)

    The roses are beautiful, Arija! I'm fond of roses and am imagining I can smell their aroma. Mmmmm.

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  7. Lovely pictures on the roses and thanks for sharing !

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  8. Holy moly that is hot! I will have to look for a source for that rose here, it is so lovely.

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  9. 42C! I am not sure which is better,-29C or your temperature.In an ideal world we would meet somewhere in the middle.The roses are a nice breath of fresh air
    Blessings,Ruth

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  10. I love scented roses and these are so beautiful. Great shots. I know it's hard on them with the heat.

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  11. really beautiful pictures of flowers and a wonderful week right:)

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  12. How can a rose last so long? It's so beautiful and delicate!
    Good week, dear!

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  13. I'm always so amazed when you showcase your older roses. They have withstood the test of time and still give so much pleasure.
    Wishes for cooler temps for you and the flowers.

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  14. Oh how I wish we had roses to smell!! It's hard to imagine that its that warm where you are.

    Have a great day!!

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  15. Indeed your roses are treasures. Lovely treasures. I can almost smell them through your lovely photos.

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  16. OH, 42 is very hot, I would wilt too. It shows how hardy roses are to survive hot and cold. It is lovely to have the roses for such a long time, like in Europe where they seem to be in the gardens for ever. My roses get scorched too when the sun is out. I like the overcast days so it is still hot but humid.
    Thank you for your comment, Arija, I appreciate it. I hope you get some rain.

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  17. I'm blown away by the age of this rose. They look so delicate, especially that last image. I wish for you some cooler temps Arija.

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  18. Those roses are really lovely and delicate. Your photos are beautiful.

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  19. I can almost smell its scent!

    Stolen shots from the store. Have a b blessed Sunday.

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  20. I can almost smell them Arija. Such beautiful old roses and amazing pictures of them. They have got to be the best.
    Sorry about your heat. I'd like to send you some of our cold weather to mix with yours.
    B.

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  21. Oh Arija, how gorgeous those roses are! That temperature of 42 C would kill me. I remember that I was always ill, when the weather was too hot and so humid. This is one of the reasons that I don't like to go to Australia in your summer. I always go in our summer.

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  22. Yes, it's a pity to see them wilt due to the burning sun. Hope you will recover from too much summertime heat over there. We get that now and then at intervals between hot and cold; temperate and mild.

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  23. Such amazing beauty! These are treasures indeed. We were just talking today how it would be so nice to have something blooming right now, as our landscape is pretty bland looking. I can enjoy blooms through your photos!

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  24. Hope your intense heat will cool down. Such beautiful blooms. I could almost smell the scent.

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  25. I am fascinatied by the picture of flowers on your blog. It looks wonderful.I admire the camera you have.

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  26. SO BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ;)
    and have a nice day!

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  27. Your roses are lovely.A 140 years old rose, that is really a treasure.
    I've never thought roses live so long, thanks for sharing your beauties.

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  28. There is something special about wild roses and wild Arija.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  29. Very lovely roses - and so weird to look at for a blogger who has a lot of snow outside - and almost minus 20 degrees Celcius!
    But I keep warm with warm clothes, both for me and my little dog! :)

    Have a nice week Arija!

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  30. They make for wonderful photos Arija and never ceases to give us wonderful delights. Have a great new year to you and yours!

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  31. Beautiful summer roses, thriving!

    Already, I am planning and dreaming my summer garden. :)

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  32. I hope it is cooler for you now Arija...such a lovely rose...glad you can be cooler on the mountain!

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  33. I love exploring another part of this great world. Thank you.

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  34. Dearest Arija,

    I saw on Ces's post that you really are not well. I'm heartbroken. Sending you lots of prayers and good wishes and a cool breeze every now and then.

    xoxo
    bella

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