‘Gold Medal’ Rose

Posted Posted in Roses

I’ve been neglecting my roses lately. First it was because I had Painted Buntings and then baby birds in the backyard. Then it was because it just got hot. But I haven’t been spraying, and the rose blooms are being eaten by insects. Except for this one! This is my ‘Gold Medal’ rose that grows […]

Sunset Walk

Posted Posted in Birds, Roses

I enjoyed having my zoom lens along on our walk this evening.  The light of the sunset reflected on the water of the Pebble Ridge pond, creating awesome ripples of color.  Then Rich pointed out the Wood Stork about to fly in just over the pond!  Score! The sunset was beautiful.   I zoomed all the […]

First Roses of the Year

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My miniature rose ‘Minnie Pearl’ loves this cold weather.  While most of the bushes are sporting frost-bitten blooms, ‘Minnie Pearl’ is bursting with fresh green foliage and two tiny perfect little blooms.  I took out the wide-angle lens, the extension tubes, and the diffuser filter, and had fun with my camera. :)


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The roses are starting to bloom again after I pruned them hard at the beginning of September. It’s fun to see the healthy foliage and the perfect blooms. I love the mixture of colors. The Floribundas have bloomed the fastest. The hybrid teas are starting to bloom, but they are not quite this colorful yet. […]

Pretty Roses

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Normally in July my roses aren’t looking so good.  This year, they look great!  Even my ‘Pope John Paul II’ rose, which tends to wilt in the harsh summer heat, is flourishing and covered in blooms. Also blooming well this month is my ‘Moonstone’ rose, which is totally covered in blooms right now.  Isn’t it […]