Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Special Tour

Debbie and Ken

 Debbie always comes to see me sometime close to Mother's Day.  They brought me a Daily Devotional Book I know I will enjoy reading this with my morning coffee.  They brought my lunch fish, hush puppies, and slaw.  We all enjoy ourselves.  I opened my card and folding green fell out and it was just the right size.

 When you drive into my drive way, this is what you will see from your left window.

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.

Queen Elizabeth is my favorite rose.  Forabunda, tall, slender, pink and blooms a lot.  However you need to cut it back a lot after every blooming, because it will grow to nine feet tall if you don't.

Gold Metal,  I bought this to go with Queen Elizabeth.  I am not impressed.  The rose fades quickly and do not last long at all.  Gold Metal is two years old.  It takes about three years for a rose to fully develop, so we will watch this rose.
This is Gold Metal after a few days.  A well formed rose and looks like it may bloom well.  The court is still out on it.
The buds are really yellow with pink around the edges.  This bloom still has some pink on the edges.  This was taken today,May 14.

This was Gold Metal on May 9, you can see how quickly it fades.  You can see the pink on it.  However before it is opened all the way it is almost white.


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.

Madi Gras
  Madi Gras is a very colorful bush.  Saw this bush first in Charlotte's yard.  I did a blog page on her yard, hope to do another one.
      Fantastic pink was Carrel's rose.  I had space to plant another rose and since this one was not getting enough sun he planted in A bed.  A bed gets about ten hours of sun.


 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.
 You can see by the buds it has had a lot of blooms.  I planted it in two thousand six.  I call it my frog rose because in October of two thousand eight, I found this frog in it.  The morning was cool, maybe the rose was it's blanket.


Ebtide the first rose to bloom this year.
This bush has a lot of blooms on the end of the limbs and we have to tie it up.  I am hoping it will have stronger limbs in the future. It is a heavy bloomer,all season.
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.





  1. What wonderful roses you have.


    1. It has been a while since I have seen your lovely smile. Thanks we both love roses. thanks for the visit.

  2. You have such beautiful roses. It will be fun to follow along to see all of them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    1. I really enjoyed yours. You have a nice garden. Looks cool all the green. I have to find the Mother's Day peony. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Hi Juanita,
    Just wanted to come by and say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.
    You certainly have some beautiful flowers!
    God bless~

  4. Love, love, love your roses! Is that a frog in a rose? What's he doing in there?
    Glad you came by to visit my garden.
    Enjoy your roses and have a great weekend.

  5. Thank you . He is my my preacher son-in-law, came with my daughter. He doesn't come much. Too busy. Glad you to have you visit.

  6. I thought you were taking about the man. In rereading this I know you are talking about the frog. We went out on a cool October morning it had rained in the night the rose was almost on the ground. Carrel picked it up there was the little frog. I have had them in other roses and in day lilies. Last year is the first time since 2008 that I have not had a frog in a flower. I think they are gone. I have not seen one at all this year.