Monday, May 14, 2007

First Roses


I just cut the first rose blooms of the season! Oh my goodness, I wish you could catch a whiff of the wonderful scent! The lavender blooms are "Heirloom", planted just last year, and the light pink is "Sharifa Asma", planted in 2005. It's going to be a grand year in the rose garden. This morning I spent a little time with the rose catalog thinking about what I would like to plant this year and am about ready to order 7 or 8 more plants.

This weekend I transplanted some garden phlox from the railroad side of the fence to the yard side where we can enjoy them. Several years back I transplanted them hoping to save them from the total yard makeover. They did well and now I'm bringing them back. The low humidity we have here in the Tri-Cities is ideal for phlox and roses - no mildew problems!

Mother's Day was peaceful with dd Melanie making chicken fajitas for us after church. Then I spent the afternoon reading - what a treat!

11 comments:

Jenna said...

Oh goodness, that lavender rose is huge and GORGEOUS! I might have to try planting roses again. :)

Barbara said...

I wish I could catch a whiff of those roses!! They're beautiful!

Your Mother's Day sounds relaxing - my idea of perfect. :)

Isabelle said...

Gorgeous blooms, Von! ((((hugs))))

Connie said...

These are beautiful, Von! The roses here are not blooming yet, still very tight buds. I have a lavender one also that was here when we bought the house, and it has the most wonderful aroma of all the roses in the garden!

Rachael said...

It sounds like you had a relaxing mother's day- nice. Your roses are beautiful. Thanks so much for the picture.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous Roses :)

Carol said...

Those are gorgeous - thanks for sharing them with us!

Sharon said...

Beautiful flowers. Your Mother's day sounded most relaxing.

Dianne said...

Roses already-how lucky for you! I love the color of the heirloom.
I wanted to say too, what a lovely job you did on the wedding card. I should make one for my friend who is getting married next month.
Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

Beautiful roses Von. If I close my eyes I can smell them!!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous roses! I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely, peaceful Mother's Day. My daughter cooked for me too - such a treat!