The Roses

If asked what I am most proud of in my garden, it would have to be my roses.  I have lost count of how many varieties I have now, well over 50, many old roses that I have saved here locally as well.  I love them all, could not pick a favorite... I love whatever is blooming the day you ask me.  In the spring of 2011 I created my dream rose garden in the walk-out area from our basement in two large raised beds.  I planted over 30 new roses in one growing season.  I cannot tell you how excited I was to see each one bloom for the first time.  I can honestly say I had roses blooming from early May to the first of December.... never missing a day.  It was the first year I started cutting my roses and bringing them inside..... Here are just a few of my favorite pictures, look to the sidebar for names of a few favorite varieties.

Coquette des Blanches
Tropical Sun

Queen Elizabeth

Welcome Home Rose
Raspberry Swirl

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Queen Elizabeth
Gene Boerner
Oh So Easy Peaches and Cream
'Oh So Easy' Strawberry Roses
Strawberry Hill by David Austin Roses

Nearly Wild Rose
Pink Double Knockout in standard form.
Tropical Sun
Amber Flower Carpet

The rose garden, Summer 2012.