Friday, September 14, 2007

Fading roses


DeeMom said...

Ah KI the last roses of Summer…
Charlotte Church
Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone,
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
No flow'r of her kindred
No rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh…

BUT great news here…Remember when I laminated about my Crepe Myrtle????????????


I am so Pumped…

Will blog about it soon

Diane O'Connor said...

Just discovered your blog. Your photos are beautiful. I love photos of flowers and nature. The photo of the "freebie rose" is awesome.

Ki said...

Hi Deemom,
My exact sentiments...winter will be here soon. Surprisingly the temps are into the 40's already and no more roses soon.

I was wondering why your crape myrtles weren't doing well when it seemed to flourish this year almost everywhere. I hope you do post some pictures of the plant and hopefully of the blooms! I'll keep looking for it.


Hi Diane,
Thank you for visiting the blog and I'm glad you liked the photos. The color of the freebie rose was very subtle yet so rich at the same time - sort of indescribable. I like that rose more every year. Thank you for your kind comments.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Something so precious about the last roses of summer. Mine are covered with buds, if the weather cooperates, I will have roses for a while longer. Friday when we had a freeze warning I covered the rose bushes to protect the buds, the freeze was not that hard and they are fine.

DeeMom said...

Ki, I just had planted it last year, this year with all the workers here there were many areas I could not get to weed and attend to. It has just been less than a week for me to severely weed several areas…that is when I discovered the Myrtle.

But I fear my bare Naked ladies will not show this season, Alas and Alack.

Too many things stacked too close to some plants

Ki said...

Hi Iowa Gardening Woman,
I'm with you. When the forecasters say frost warning, out comes the burlap, garden fabric and anything else to keep the flowers a bit longer. A futile exercise and you would think I should know better by now but somehow the instinct is strong to keep the beauty a little longer.

Just the thing I fear when workmen are anywhere near the plants. Every thing is done for expedience and no thought for the plants you may have nurtured for many years. It doesn't seem to do any good to point out the most valued ones either. I hope the crape myrtle will recover enough to bloom next year.

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Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice photos, this has been a great rose year for me, they are still going strong.

Ki said...

Hi Iowa Gardening woman,
Wonderful that your roses continue to bloom. I guess as long as the weird warm weather continues we'll have more flowers.

We are notoriously bad rose growers. The ones that seem to do the best are the bush types. The other long stemmed ones do poorly but we struggle on. The ones pictured are the bush type and remarkably they are doing quite well after being rescued from a big box store sale bin and are continually setting forth new buds.