Saturday, October 26, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS, & I Heart Macro - Masses of Roses


Today is reserved for the queen of all flowers, the Rose
here are just a hand full from my garden

be it sun kissed apricot


or soft as a maiden's blush 


a massed effect on my table


or a rootstock sucker left to ramble


virginal white


or a lover's delight


or even deep purple like the silent shade of night


they grace our existence, awake our emotions
our hearts expand to their heady scent.

I could give you reams of information but I will leave you with
just one tip: if a rose dies, do not plant another in it's place,
it too will die unless you completely exchange the soil
for more than the root space of the dear departed.

78 comments:

  1. I adore your roses. I don't think I have ever seen the purple stunner before. What is it? It looks like a David Austan, but I am no rose expert.

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    1. Thanks. You are quite right, it is called 'The Prince'. It makes a rather weedy bush prone to black spot but the actual rose is even deeper purply red than I was able to achieve in the shot.

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  2. You've captured the beauty of these roses superbly. I am rather fond of roses, but do not grow them in my garden as I've had too many encounters with their thorns where I've always come out the loser!

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    1. Richard, there are some very nice thornless roses available.

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  4. Lovely serie of flower-photos!

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  5. Wonderful roses in very nice colors.... your pictures are very nice.

    Greetings, Joop

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  6. The purple rose ist gorgeous!!!! I'm looking forward to plant these beauties in my new garden next year. I really love roses, especially when they really scent like roses!
    Greetings,
    Christiane

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    1. Christiane, I plant all my roses by nose, no scent not for me. I only have four that have no scent, two were gifts and two that were not true to their label. At latest count, I have about 150 on the farm.

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    2. 150! Wow, that is certainly a beautiful view an an wonderful scent in the air!

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    3. It is rather nice to sit among them, I might plant a few more.

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    1. Thank you Laerte, I know you love roses too.

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  8. Pretty amazing...so beautiful flowers

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  9. Your roses are all very beautiful.

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  10. I agree, she is the Queen of the flowers and my favorite...

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    1. So nice to have someone agree with me once in a while, thanks.

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  11. you definitely have a green thumb for roses. LOVE the white one! wow!

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    1. Theresa, that white one is JFK, developed in memory of your so tragically assassinated president. It is reasonably tough and as our climates are similar, would do well in your yard as well.

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  12. Exquisite flowers and colors and superb captures, Arija! What a beautiful way to start my day!! I love them all! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!!

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    1. So happy to oblige Sylvia. Hope I manage to give you beautiful starts to your day a little more often as our spring is in full force.

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  13. While mine are waning (being upside down from you), yours are doing THIS. I would stick my nose right into that dark purple one ... can almost smell it from here!

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    1. Mickie, just come over and stick your nose into anyone you like although that particular one is so flat, it is hard to stick anything into it.

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  14. Each of these roses is beautiful.I am glad I don't have to pick a favourite.

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  15. Just think how hard it is for me with 150 of them!

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  16. Oh so cold and wet here....love your roses...

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    1. Wish I could send you some blue skies.

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  17. I could almost smell them from here.

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    1. I'd love to bottle the scent and send it over except that customs would open it and get all the pleasure.

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  18. I can't grow roses, yours are gorgeous!

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    1. Karen, roses are tough guys. If they can happily grow in the Baltic States in Europe, which extend further north than Ontario, you can certainly grow them where you are.

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  19. But you do have a lot of photos. I go through your blog and read your old posts. I love reading your old posts. I have a shortcut of your blog on my phone. :) Thank you.

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    1. My dear girl, I'm so glad there is some use in my blogging.

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  20. Your roses are absolutely lovely! We are very limited on the roses that will overwinter here, but I have several in pots that I put into cold storage. Not near as satisfying as having them growing in the ground, but for that we have an abundance of wild roses growing all around our yard.

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    1. I would dearly love to see your wild roses Elaine, there are so many different ones around the world and quite honestly I enjoy the primeval ones much more than quite a few of the modern cultivars.

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  21. Hi Arija How wonderful to have these beautiful blooms in your garden. Great shots of them.

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    1. So pleased you enjoy them Margaret. Come smell the roses anytime you're in Aus.

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  22. Love much rose, the last flowers is wonderfull big and colored, thanks for hosting. Greeting from Belgium
    http://blog.seniorennet.be/louisette/

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  23. My morning has just been blessed, for the poem, the images of these gorgeous Roses, all just thrilling to see unfold I am certain, as well as the fragrance in the air, must assuredly bring a smile. Lovely, all of them. I never knew about the planting of the Rose, yet will try to remember. Hugs~

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    1. Dear Mary, you are a doll! The other thing that is nice when you have so many roses is that you can pick extravagant bunches and give them away.

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    1. I think all roses are beautiful, mot just mine.

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    1. The roses are the stars, without them there would be no photos.

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  26. Delicious photos, beautiful flowers, great!

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  27. Dear Arija,
    I'm not sure if you speak German, or not. So I write in English. Your photos of the roses are so beautiful. I love all the enchanting colors and the light. Roses are so fascinating flowers. Thank you, for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I send Autumn greetings back to Australia!
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Katrin

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    1. Well, I do, Latvian, German and English in that order. Thanks for coming to have a look at my site.

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    2. Oh, das ist toll, da freu' ich mich! Ich bin leider kein Sprachtalent und ein Spätzünder bin ich auch!
      Anstatt des schönen Sonntags, wünsche ich Dir wohl lieber eine wundervolle Nacht und morgen einen guten Start in die neue Woche!:)

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    3. Inzwischen ist es schon Viertel vor eins, also Montag und heute setze ich eine Pfingstrose vom Topf in den halb vorbereiteten Boden. Ich habe saueren Boden und muss ihn erst mit Kalk und anderen guten Sachen vorbereiten.
      Hoffentlich kriegst du einen sonnigen Sonntag!

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  28. Lovely photos ....makes me feel nostalgic for summer!

    Happy Sunday,
    Ruby

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    1. Summer will come soon enough, enjoy the beauty of autumn while it lasts.

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  29. Liebe Arija, deine Rosen sind wunderschön , aber bei meinem Flowerday geht es nicht um Blumenfotos, sondern das Arrangieren von Blumen. Lies dir bitte meine "Spielregeln" noch einmal durch und schau dir die Beiträge der anderen Blogger an.
    Ich werde deine Verlinkung leider löschen müssen, bitte hab' Verständnis dafür. Wenn du ein geeignetes Foto hast, kannst du dich gerne wieder verlinken. bitte nicht böse sein !
    Viele herzliche Grüsse und einen schönen Sonntag, helga

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    1. Mein Blumenstrauß auf dem Tisch gilt nicht??

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  30. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro and for your thoughtful comment. Each day is truly a gift.

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  31. Divine photography for I heart macro 2 ~ thanks, carol

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  32. I LOVE your illustrated ode to the Queen of the Flowers. Beautiful pictures, perfect words. I did not know that about planting a new rosebush when an old one dies. How very interesting.

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  33. Wonderful roses! Roses are always special.

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  34. such beautiful roses! love the last one. amazing color!

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  35. oh my gosh, they are all so beautiful! I wish i could smell them too!

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  36. A rosa é mesmo a rainha das flores! Lindas palavras!

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  37. Hi! All of photos are very beautiful. What a wonderful garden you have! I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. A delightful series, love all the colors in these beautiful roses. Thank you Arija :)

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  39. Beautiful roses. I have not seen violet color rose before. It looks different.

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  40. The purple rose is amazingly beautiful, Arija!

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  41. How beautiful! I noticed I have two rosebuds, but with overnight temps forecast at subzero C., I am not confident!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  42. The many petals of the purple rose are so splendid! I also really like apricot roses, the color of sunset.

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  43. I absolutely love roses. I miss my rose garden (which had 20 different roses). It was my pride & joy.

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