12/13/18

old roses

I wouldn't know how to start to identify these lovely roses that line one side of our garden.
They have, obviously, been around for many years--probably planted when the house was
built in the '60's or '70's--and have been cross pollinated over and over.


Aside from their obvious beauty, they have a very faint but lovely smell.

Only one purple bush remains but it gives lots of wonderful blooms.
Last summer, I cut off a few limbs and stuck them in the ground in two 
places, farther down the fence. To my very pleasant surprise, both groups
had lovely flowers on them this spring!


14 comments:

Nancy Chan said...

Yes, the roses are beautiful and amazing that they are still healthy and blooming well after being around for so many years. These roses make wonderful fence.

italiafinlandia said...

In Italy we say that the rose is the queen of flowers. Nice to have roses in every garden.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Those pictures bring back all kinds of happy memories. My grandmother had lots of old varieties of rose bush one of which grew in rampant profusion over what she called her "palace" but which everyone else knew as the outside toilet!

Uppal said...

A medley of beautiful roses indeed!

Mikael Bergman said...

very beautiful and a lot of summer in the pictures

Out on the prairie said...

I like to make tea out of the hips

Jo Tracey said...

Gorgeous blooms - against a very beautiful view. I can almost smell them from here. #teamlovinlife

Nora said...

Oh my what a wonderful group of photos, here is is cold and raining and all the flowers are long gone so what a delight to see those roses! Happy Holidays!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I always love garden photography and roses are my favorite

Sue (this n that) said...

oh your Roses are superb Betty. So glad the cuttings struck too - more beauty!

csuhpat1 said...

So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Your roses are amazing. #lovinlifelinky

kiwikid said...

Beautiful roses to have in your garden and so good your cuttings grew!

Ali Honey said...

Lovely old roses. It is possible your mauve /purple one is an old rambler called Veilchenblau
from memory it is thornless and will scramble over other plants. Looks almost bruised.

Angie said...

Amazingly prolific roses. What a wonderful view you have … And more proof of what nature can do when left to its own devices. Enjoy your weekend!