Saturday, July 7, 2018

Magnificent Obsession...

Our roses are in their glory this summer.
Such a wonderful display and so many blooms.
I am obsessed with roses...
it is a passion with such power that surprises me even to this day.

It started out so innocently with a couple of rose bushes
which has, over the years, become an obsession.
I suppose there could be worse things to be so crazy about...

Look at some of the roses that are putting on a show this month in our garden.


Summertime in The Humble Bungalow Garden 
Constance Spry roses....


Foxgloves


Such a pretty flower
the bees like to fly right up inside 


Here's a bee gathering pollen from the Pink Pavement Series rose.


Gertrude Jekyll
a really fragrant rose in The Humble Bungalow Garden.


William Shakespeare a David Austin red rose.


Our most recent David Austin rose Jubilee Celebration.


Rose Petals litter the garden
like pink snow.


Climbing Royal Sunset
this rose continues to amaze me
its a lush climber with an apricot rose 
whose fragrance smells heady and intoxicating.

I have not shared the Iceberg climber, Graham Thomas, Jude the Obscure, Abraham Darby, Joesph's Coat or the 4 Claire Austins in this post...


I am trying to figure out where in the garden that I can plant a few more roses!

Hope you have enjoyed these snippets of roses from our garden. 

Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~

36 comments:

  1. Your roses are so beautiful this year! You have put me in a rosy frame of mind. I bought Bella Amore rose patterned linen pants, Kimono Rose candle for the bathroom and 1000 Roses night cream. I have one small yellow rose bush in a parking lot garden. It has a lot more blooms than it did last year and I hope that it will continue to bloom.

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    1. The weather has been really great for the roses this year...sounds like you are indulging in some pretty things and you have more than earned them this year.
      Hope you have a lovely relaxing summer holiday.

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  2. I am drooling with envy. This is all so lovely. Alas all of my roses have finished up until cooler weather arrives and that is several months away. Yesterday it reached 119 degrees here, it was absolutely devastating to the garden. In my next life I want to live where you do, such a gardener's Eden.

    I appreciate your comment on my last post, I know that you paint and that makes it even more significant. Thank you!

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    1. Oh my 119 degrees is unbelievably hot!
      We do have the cooler ocean breezes but we get many months of grey skies and rain here in the PNW...and I frequently wish to be in S California!

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  3. Ooh, we also have that lovely pink Constance Spry rose, and it is such a delight. All your roses look so wonderful and lush with blooms. You are obviously a very good gardener, and the temperate climate perfect for roses. I never tire of seeing them.

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    1. The garden needs much more time and energy than I can give to it...but I know my limits and so I have to resign myself to a wabi-sabi garden!
      The roses always need tending and there are always weeds to be pulled...a gardener's job is never done!

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  4. Love,love your roses. Due to humid weather roses do not grow well for me, my obsession is camellias and vireyas (tropical rhododendrons). Love seeing pictures of your beautiful garden with plants that do not grow well in Northern NSWl Australia.

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    1. I know each growing zone has different varieties and species of plants.
      We planted a white camellia last year and I am looking forward to the blooms...I love the idea of floating some in a shallow bowl but our cats may think that we have provided them with a play pool if we set it on the table!

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  5. Your roses are so gorgeous, are they particularly so this year? I've been on the east coast for a few weeks, and worried about seeing what my roses look like after the heat wave in So. California when I go home tomorrow.

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    1. Yes, this has been an extremely good year for roses...everyone is commenting on what a stellar year it has been for them...we think it was the hot May that we had here. Hope your roses have survived the scorching heat wave...

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  6. Your roses are really spectacular. Rose scent is so special. My #1 personal favorite. Your garden space is like an oasis, pure joy and pleasure. Thank you for sharing, Susan

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    1. Susan I am more than happy to share these roses with you!

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  7. As gorgeous as these photos are, I can imagine how much we’re missing—that wonderful fragrance of all those roses warmed by the sun....Mmmmmm! Your garden is magic!

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    1. Oh so true mater...the fragrances are quite lovely.

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  8. My comment/question is along the same lines as some of the other commenters. Do you have any trouble with bugs eating the leaves or black spot? I love roses, too, but only have a few because they're so finicky here in the midwest (SE Michigan). I spray them, but sometimes they still succumb. :(

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    1. I do have a few issues with black spot and we use Safers soap and I hand pick off any spotted leaves...they need to be disposed of niot left on the ground or put into the compost. Watering during the day and not at night allows the leaves to dry off which helps alleviate the possibility of black spot.
      Aphids are usually found in plants that are weak so it is very important to keep the roses well fed with organic compost and they love water.
      The David Austin roses are a very hardy and disease resistant rose that is why I try to chose them over other roses.

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  9. New to your blog and just love your roses!

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    1. Welcome to the blog!
      Hope you enjoy the posts.. they are not all rose posts...its a mix of topics.

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  10. Oh, I so enjoyed that show of roses, foxgloves, and hostas. Absolutely beautiful. Wish I could smell them!

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    1. The deer have been munching on the hostas out front...when my husband went out to put on the spronkler one was feasting on the hosta by the tap and he had to shoo it away! My neighbour woke up to find 6 deer in her back garden!

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  11. What a wonderful display! I love pink flowers and your roses are beautiful! I have a long stemmed white rose and a yellow dwarf rose in vases on my balcony. Both were gifts so I do not know the names of the roses.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. There's a quote that goes something like "a rose by any other name is still a rose."
      You must enjoy your balcony...roses elevate our home and gardens making them much more attractive.

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  12. Your roses are truly just gorgeous, especially Constance Spry!

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    1. Constance is a star performer and her fragrance wafts out to the sidewalk for passers by to enjoy!

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  13. I can almost smell them from here! Heavenly!

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  14. Beautiful roses and the scent must be heavenly.

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  15. Beautiful roses. Beautiful colours. And my favourite scent is Rose, too.

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    1. Rose scents are rather intoxicating...what rose scent do you wear?

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  16. Your roses are truly captivating! I have a pink rugosa, Therese Bugnet, and a white rugosa, which I don't remember the name. The rose chafers here are horrible. I do not like to spray harsh chemicals, which is all that will kill them. Oh well, they'll be gone soon.

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    1. I know that Bugnet rose...it is lovely!
      We don't use harsh sprays either...the soap seems to help with the aphids but ultimately keeping the roses fed and watered seems to make for a sturdier disease resistent plant.

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  17. Magical!
    Roses are the Queens of flowers and your kingdom is especially gorgeous-a lot of work done and love given to them
    Dottoressa

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    1. I've been outside deadheading the roses every day this week! It certainly keeps me out of mischief!

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  18. Your roses are beautiful! My husband has fond memories of his grandmother's garden in England. He said she had over 100 rose plants and he still remembers the smell of her garden! Bridget

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    1. Oh I would love to see pictures of that garden! 100 roses would take up a LOT of garden...what a wonderful memory!

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