Thursday, March 8, 2012

First Roses of the Year

In my yard, the roses are still getting ready for spring, but at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, quite a few are blooming already. I have been very busy lately, but managed to spend half an hour there today, and here are the blooms I saw. I hope you enjoy them and have a great weekend. Spring is coming!

Général Schablikine


Miss Lowe's Variety




Susan Louise


Dragon's Blood



Mme Alfred Carrière



Cocktail



Mutabilis



Bon Silène


Climbing Old Blush



La Nymphe



Indica Purpurea


 Climbing Margo Koster

28 comments:

  1. Trochę czasu Cię nie było na blogu, ale po przerwie pokazałeś cudowne, już kwitnące i z pewnością pachnące róże. Zdjęcia piękne. U nas do wiosny jeszcze trochę :-(. Pozdrawiam. *** Take the time you were not on the blog, but after the break showed wonderful, and certainly longer blooming fragrant roses. Beautiful pictures. We have to spring a little. Yours.

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  2. Just beautiful photos! So detailed! I can almost smell the roses!

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  3. Way to depress me Masha. Here,(newly moved into Zone 6 without moving my garden) I'm about 2 months from seeing first bloom. (Sob)

    But thanks for the picture of Dragon's Blood. I just ordered it and had never seen a picture except for the commercial website. Love that deep red color!

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  4. So many roses! Just beautiful! How nice that you got to spend some time among roses. I hope your roses start blooming for you soon. Happy spring!

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  5. Hi Masha, I just bought three roses and came across your blog trying to find photos of them to send to my partner who is in England. The roses I bought are: Julia Childs, Lady Emma Hamilton and Pat Austin. They will grow beside my veg garden in Vancouver, not in my garden in England, and look spectacular. As they will be Pacific West Coast roses I was very careful to look at their hardiness. Anyway, I'm completely in love with your photographs and will carry on reading. I'm so glad I found your blog!

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  6. Thanks for the reminder about the garden! I've only been once, on a blistering hot day in July, where both roses and visitors wilted noticeably! In my garden Mutabilis keeps on being great, as does Mme. Alfred Carriere with a spare off season bloom. The Chinas are about to burst.

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  7. Hi Masha, thanks for featuring the first roses of the SJHRG. It is so nice to see these roses blooming again. In my own garden none of the roses that are planted in the ground are blooming, yet, mostly due to my late pruning and fertilizing, but many show buds already. Can't wait to for the spring flush in my yard and looking forward to photos of yours :-)!
    Christina

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  8. Lovely, lovely. No Roses here until May or June, but I wonder if any Roses will be blooming in New Orleans when I'm there at the end of March?! Thanks for sharing your amazing photos!

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  9. Wow those are quite early huh? I have very few in bud, none in flower, unless you count Banksia and... those don't count. After rushing through early February we have definitely had cooler weather and things are slowed down considerably. Soon though. Looking forward to seeing whats going on in your personal garden.

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  10. Beautiful roses, artistically photographed !!! Thank you Masha !!!

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  11. Seeing the first roses feels soooo good! Thanks Masha! My roses are far far from flowering at this time, I still need to be patient. Alberto.

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  12. Such lovely varieties! I especially like that Generale Schablikine - that's one I had never heard of before. Thanks for sharing them - it'll be a while before I can see any real roses in my area!

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  13. Wunderschön deine Rosenfotos, hier wird es leider noch einige Zeit dauern bis wir wieder so eine Pracht in den Gärten betrachten können. Liebe Grüße Annette

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  14. Your photographs are so good - I feel I can almost smell them :)
    Beautiful!

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  15. So many beautiful roses! I think my favorite images are Susan Louise and MAC, they couldn't be lovelier.

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  16. I wish you had a Smellavision app so I could sniff my way through this post! What beautiful varieties. I'm adding two new roses to the garden next month - Abraham Darby and Graham Thomas. Excited!!

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  17. In response to your comment on my post - the pots are big but not gigantic enormous. Have you thought about a big fiberglass pot? Pottery Barn online has some pots that are lightweight but look heavy. :o)

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  18. Wow, back into your territory of expertise Masha. The simplicity of Susan Louise looks very special.

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  19. Gode billeder af de smukke roser. Det er lige før man kan dufte dem.
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha` en god aften.

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  20. You have such a beautiful selection of roses and really wonderful images of them. I do like your climber.

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  21. Thank you for this beautiful tour! We just pruned our roses and they are valiantly trying to grow leaves and canes now in this blustery weather (it snowed last night here in the Pacific Northwest). I'm looking forward to buying my first David Austin rose this spring!
    Elaine

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  22. What a beautyfull roses you are showing. How do you capture it so sharp. Great photo's
    Have a lovely weekend
    marijke

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  23. Margo Koster is lovely! Never seen it before. Thank you Masha for the beautiful pictures

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  24. Oh, how wonderfull are your roses, I like them all.
    Each one is stunning, and the photos make them perfect.

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  25. So beautiful to stroll through a rose garden in bloom. Thanks for the pictures! Amazing roses.

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  26. How wonderful it is to stroll through a rose garden in bloom. Thanks for sharing these pictures.

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  27. Your photography is amazing with images in sharp, crisp focus and your roses are simply gorgeous.

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