|Debbie and Ken|
This rose, Eureka, was bought for me by Charlotte for my birthday in two thousand seven. Thank ou Charlotte it has given me a lot of pleasure. I decided I wanted two so I bought one also. When it started blooming, Carrel the man next door, who became my husband, wanted one. This has been a favorite of both yards, I finally found him one in two thousand eight. Liz at Selman's Nursery ordered it from Weeks Nursery.
Eureka is a wide bush but not very tall, a Florabunda. They have blooms most of the season. I only have two tea roses, Mr. Lincoln and the Peace Rose. I may do away with the Peace rose, it just does not perform well enough. I have had it since two thousand and seven.
The next rose is American Beauty a shrub rose, it will bloom some all summer. Part of the canes died so it is not real thick, however I hope it will be. This rose was one of my first roses. I bought the American Beauty in two thousand and seven.
This is the day after this bud opened.
I bought this rose in the Ashdown, Ar. at the Wal-Mart store in two thousand seven. I do not know the name of it. The first three or four years the limbs would go long and the roses were heavy and would fall down. We kept cutting them off short, and they grew bigger. Now it is a nice bush. If a rose is touching another one you can remove some cane at the bottom. They need to be three feet apart.
I bought Madi Gras in two thousand and eight. I really like it, the bush is neat and the right size. The color is great. And blooms great all season.
This rose was here when I bought the house. It is a high performer all summer. Frank. my son, moved this rose from the shade to A bed in July of two thousand seven. Carrel cut it back and said it would not live. I kept a gallon of water by it and watered it every day. I do not know the name of it.
This is the kind of rose I like. A tight rose a lot of pedals no center showing.
Frank Jr. rooted this rose for me. Charlotte and Frank went to the old home place and dug up this rose. Mrs Murphy, their grandmother had this rose and a pink running rose when I was a little girl. I do not know the name of it, however it must be a hundred years old. The fragrance is very nice. The next four roses are the fragrant part of bed A.
These two pictures are two of the colors on this rose bush. There is an almost purple color before they die. Carrel thinks this is one of Ebtide's parents.
I bought this rose at Wal=Mart in McGehee, I walked by and the fragrance was wonderful so I had to buy it.
Ebtide the first rose to bloom this year.
Sweetness was given to me by my granddaughter, Bridget, for Christmas in two thousand eight. A gift for my garden just keeps giving. Sweetness is the last of the good smelling roses. Thank you Bridget.
This is really a nice bloomer. Kimbalina was another rose that Bridget gave me for Christmas in two thousand and nine.
This tour only covered about half of my roses I will finish this at a later date. I do hope you have enjoyed this page of my blog. Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, hope you will grow one of your own. Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.