porkpal said:I love the new creation - a beautiful blend of soft colors!
Very very pretty!!! Not everyone can have a rose named after themselves! Lucky!
I got a few blooms today. The weather's been much more "temperate" and "normal", meaning that it's not the high 90s, low 100s. Yay! So the roses are showing MUCH more prettier colors. Still pretty stingy on blooms this year. My season's already winding down as everything's getting into their fall flush. *sigh* 2 months of blooms almost doesn't make it worth it... especially when the roses get fried the same day they open! All these images are true-to-color.
My original Blue Girl. I wasn't sure if she'd made it through this past winter. She had winterkill 100% down to the ground & then, with our season starting SOOOOOOO late, I didn't see any growth until June. And now? 2 flowers!
Charisma is such a pretty rose.. I have too many of them! Luckily, they're all tiny plants. The biggest one I have tops off at about a foot tall.
Della Reese is gonna give me another bloom! I'll definitely have to take pictures when it first opens & before rain / sun beat it to snot so I can give the extreme beauty of this rose. I love it!
Distant Drums is going pretty good, too!
Molineux is just SOO tiny this year... never been a huge robust rose for me.
But Star of the Nile.. what she lacks in stature she makes up for in brightness!
One of my absolute strongest roses, however, is Summer Sunshine. Bought this rose back in '09, have neglected it woefully.. heck I even forgot it was around until I saw blooms! But she blooms!! Consistently, all summer I'll get 2-4 blooms at a time.
Another small rose bush is Vavoom. I think it's due to such a short season this year. I wonder how many roses I'll end up losing this winter due to this?
And I do have some non-roses blooming, too. The fall plants are going pretty good. Mostly agastaches.. but my daylilies are also blooming. But I really cannot wait until my hibiscus start! I bought this as a single plant back in.. '10?
And in my daylilies is a Lucifer Crocosmia
Back also in 2010, I dug up this Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Rocky Mountain Beardtongue (Penstemon strictus)
) from my mom's property in the southern NM mountains and it's finally really blooming! Didn't bloom in '11, bloomed once in '12, but this year, it's been blooming for almost 2 months straight!