Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Roses

Spring flush is still weeks away, but a few roses are already beginning to open. In my garden, potted roses are usually first because their roots warm up faster.

My new baby from Vintage, Mme. Edouard Herriot, displaying a vibrant mix of cool pink and warm terracota red typical of many Pernetiana roses

 Next are the florist roses in a south facing protected spot, then teas. Austins and once bloomers don't get going until late April - early May, but by then I am too busy watering, deadheading and feeding to mind.

Fade color on the same Mme. Herriot bloom
We stopped briefly by the Heritage Rose Garden today. There too, only a few blooms have opened, but even those few were a delight to see. All pictures below are from the Heritage.

Windermere (hybrid wichurana)

Fun Jwan Lo?

'Point Stuart Climbing China' (Old Blush?)

Susan Louise

Cl. Pompon de Paris

Sharon's Delight

Dragon's Blood
...and a pair of lovers


  1. That number from Vintage is a beauty ! I have no roses yet here in Napa , but this was one of my 'heavy prune' years. Things were getting a tad out of control.

  2. First Roses of the season, oh joy! I love them all. Thanks for sharing, Masha!

  3. I like your lovers, but I am sighing when I see already flowering roses, I especially Pompon de Paris, this one is still on my wishlist. Today we have some sun, so I continue pruning roses this afternoon, spring is in the air.

  4. Masha, wonderful spring! It's warm, sunny, and roses! I love 'Dragon's Blood', is this a tea hybrid?
    Have a nice week!

  5. Love the color of that Dragon's Blood, Masha. Nice to see some roses, even if they're still just a distant dream in my area.

  6. Roses blooming already! How wonderful! I can't pick out a favorite - they are all so wonderful to see!

  7. Good to see Roses already Masha, here, I am still waiting for the Crocus to show some colour.

  8. U Ciebie zaczynaja już kwitnąć piękne i pachnące róże, a u nas śnieg za oknami. Pozdrawiam.
    In you already begin to bloom beautiful and fragrant roses, and we have snow outside the windows. Yours.

  9. Wow, wow, wow, how wonderful your roses are already bringing you flowers. Overhere we have to wait until the begin of June before the first roses are opening up. At the moment we keep our fingers crossed the roses did survive the long and cold winter overhere. I hope you make a lot of posts of your roses so I can dream about is coming up in a couple of months. Beautiful photo's Masha.
    Have a wonderful day.

  10. Lovely! My roses aren't even leafing out yet. Wish I could smell those beauties by blog!

  11. Oh, roses already !!! Marvellous photos, Masha !!!

  12. adorable blossom!
    that white one looks special...

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  13. Mme. Edouard Herriot is amazingly beautiful.
    You are so lucky to have roses so early in the spring

  14. So lovely! And a beautiful shot of the doves!

    The color of Mme Herriot has unique coloring. It's wonderful.

  15. Huuuu... I'll have to wait another two or three month for the first rose blossom *sniff*. Lucky you! The photo of the Lovers is very sweet.
    Have a lovely day

  16. You have so many beautiful roses and what a variety! Mine have yet to bloom, but the weather has been so mild that I expect to see the first blooms any day soon. I get the best blooms in May. I can hardly wait! Our doves are out and about too looking for a suitable home.

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  18. Your blog needs an app that lets us sniff the roses. :o) Gorgeous!

  19. Thank you for including us on your tour.....beautiful and the last photo really touched my heart♥

  20. Wow!!Wow!Just Wow! So beautiful pictures of fresh flowers. I love pink roses. Truly Awesome post!!!


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