Today is Sandy Jones' birthday I am sending my best wishes through this blog page. Hope you have the best of everything today. Sandy has two sons, Tyler, Trace and a daughter, Madison. Two of cutest little grandsons, Ethan and Frank. Sandy works for a judge, a very good job. Sandy has always loved people and she meets a lot of them in this job. A teacher told me once she could not move Sandy to keep her from talking in class, she would talk to everyone. She loved to socialize. I just received word that I have a new Great Granddaughter born today on Sandy's birthday. Joe and Casandra Evans have a new little girl, Sieblee Mae, eight pounds, two ozs, length nineteen and one half inches.
|Sandy and husband|
Keep you eyes on the roses, you feet on the path, and your nose on the fragance of the air. EJS
Being a florabunda Eureka is not a tall bush and flowers in clusters. Not all florabundas bloom in clusters but most do.
|All American Beauty|
The All American Beauty is a bush rose and the first rose I bought. I past by the little place and turned around and went back. The lady told me she was saving it for her son, but her husband told her to let me have it. Not a heavy bloomer, but I like the color. I planted it in 2007.
|All American Beauty|
If you said I could only have one rose bush I would have to choose Queen Elisabeth. This rose bush is all that I am not, tall, slender and beautiful. A grandaflora, I planted Queen Elizabeth in July, 2007, bought it at Wal-Mart on summer clearance.
I planted Gold Metal 2011, it was not a good year for me and my roses. Almost lost this one did loose one, Plum Passion. I have never lost one except dry root in August. Never a good idea to plant dry root in August. When it gets through blooming I will cut it back again. The limbs are too small and lanky. If you cut the length off the limbs will thicken.
Madi Gras has several color on it orange, pink,yellow and white. All blooms are just a little different. Planted in 2008 ordered from Selmans Nursery, a Weeks rose a grandaflora.
Carrel planted this bush in his yard many years ago. The label said it was a tea rose, however it blooms in clusters and it is a wide bush. I think it is a florabunda or a grandaflora. Carrel dug it up and planted it in our yard because it was not getting enough sun. It has more blooms today than it had all last summer.
This red rose came free with the house, however it was on the other side of the yard, in shade. Frank, my son, moved it in July of 2007. When he moved it all the dirt fell off. I put one gallon of water on it every day. Carrel, my neighbor (now my husband) cut it back, now it had no leaves. Carrel said it would not live, but it did.
Mrs Murphy, my children's Grandmother had this rose in her yard when I was a child. My daughter, Charlotte, and my son Frank, dug this rose up and both took a piece home. Frank rooted me one. I will be seventy six in June, so this is an old rose. Only blooms once, we keep it cut back.
I do not know the name of this rose, bought it and planted it in 2007. I gave the name Frog Rose because one cool October morning after a night of rain, we found a frog asleep in it.
Ebtide planted in 2009, florabunda, has small blooms and has a lot of flowers in the clusters. This bush was very shabby at first but we kept cutting back until its limbs were strong. a great bloomer and don't you smell This is my fragrant corner.
|Rose in a rose|
I do not know the name of this rose, it also came with the house. Frank moved it and I watered everyday until it put out leaves. It is a grandaflora and has lots of blooms all summer.
Cinco De Mayo is the next rose a florabunda, we planted this rose in 2011. To be a new rose it is doing well. Cinco De Mayo means Fifth of May Mexico's Independence Day.
|Cinco De Mayo|
|Cinco De Mayo cluster|
Cinco De Mayo being a florabunda blooms in clusters.
Sexy Rexy is a pink rose, flourbunda, does but not always, blooms in clusters. This is the third year for this rose bush, Sexy Rexy has not preformed to my standards so far. Hope it does better this year.
|Dream Come True|
Dream Come True is a grandaflora this is the third year this rose has been here. We planted it in front of the house did not get enough sun here it gets plenty.
Sandy the next rose is Shock Wave, would you believe yellow? We planted this one in 2010, two years old and doing great.
The next rose is one we bought in Tyler Texas, Hi Neighbor, a florabunda. I have not been as pleased with this rose as I should be. This is the third year maybe it will do better.