Saturday, June 5, 2010

A few roses for the weekend

I've seen so much on the blogs about David Austin roses this year, I had to go out an get one. It rained last night so I thought I'd shoot a few photos while the flowers were wet. I think they're even more beautiful--if that's possible--with water on them, and the frangrance just hangs in the heavy air. The yellow roses are the David Austin roses, called Charlotte, and the pink roses (not David Austin) are a climbing rose called Dream Weaver.

Please enjoy!

I have to say, the David Austin roses are gorgeous. In fact, I heard one of my neighbors outside one evening this week literally screaming "Oh, my god! Look at the gorgeous roses!" Even if I just brought the thing home from the nursery, I love that people appreciate my garden.
Up next are the coneflowers. I love how the petals on this echinacea pallida develop. I think they kind of look like cartoon characters at this stage. Even thought the petals are standing straight up in the air, eventually the long, skinny petals will dangle off the bottom of the cone. It's fun to see them change every day.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Your roses are gorgeous! I love the David Austin roses but unfortunately they don't seem to be available here. Maybe it's too cold for them. I can enjoy your photos though!

  2. hi steve,

    the roses are so, so beautiful. my coneflowers are just starting to bloom too.

    hope you are having a nice saturday.


  3. They're beautiful! Are they shrub, ramblers or climbers. Now I'll have to get a Davis Austin rose. I love fragrant roses. Actually, all my favorite flowers have a wonderful scent. I guess I'll just pop over to the Antique Rose Emporium, it's just a few miles from here. You can see all they've got to offer on their website-

  4. Your roses are beautiful! Wow the yellow ones are just amazing...(the pink ones are too :) )


  5. Hi,
    I found your blog via the gardener's cottage and am glad I did. I have a David Austin 'Heritage' that I bought 13 years ago. It just keeps getting better with age. That 'dream weaver' is exactly what I have been craving-- have not seen any David Austin climbers before. Beautiful!

    On another note, my daughter is attending college in Boston in the fall at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. I live in southern Illinois and have never been to the Boston area. If you have any points of interest or tips to share, I would be most appreciative.

    I am looking forward to strolling through your blog and have become your newest follower.

    Take care,