Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ready for their close ups


It's so brief: Dry sticks in winter; new, tender red growth in early spring. Green leaves. The tiniest buds. Weeks of waiting, and pink slits as the buds begins to open. The first rose. A party. Then the second, then all of them; the petals are falling. The last buds have opened into saucer-wide flowers. The camera comes out. So do the pruners, to deadhead, to prepare for the second flush. For these few hours of beauty.



15 comments:

  1. I can smell them from here! Gorgeous.

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  2. Lovely! Just lovely! Your roses are all so outstandingly beautiful!

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  3. Beautiful roses and they do so well for your in you container garden of 66 square feet. I am truly impressed with your garden.

    FlowerLady

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  4. Aaah Marie - your roses are exquisite! Enjoy and be patient for the next flush - I am sure the wait will be worth it... Something (else) to look forward to, for you and Vince and all your followers. And don't forget Estorbo!

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  5. Marie - what size pot do you have the climbing iceberg in? Thinking of adding to my container garden but want to make sure I use the right size. Thanks!

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  6. I'm not a rose fan but you make me want them.

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  7. I have no space to grow roses but I would like to try growing a couple in containers. What size pots are yours in?

    I would love to have some like yours!

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  8. Thank you, everyone!

    Finch - the pot is 20" across

    Anne - 16" minimum diameter. They do need lots of sun!

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  9. Thanks for that, Marie. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

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  10. Beautiful and worth the wait!!!
    My Icebergs are having a rough go. I planted two root bare last fall and only one made it. I bought a potted one to replace it about a month ago and it has been growing like crazy, but no buds yet. The other bare root one was doing fine, but now its leaves are being eaten by something. Oy! Happy that my other roses are doing well.

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  11. Hi there....i am stumbled on your blog just now & have to say hello! I love meeting new gardeners & also host a garden party on Thursday's - the link is still open if you'd like to join?!? this is the largest party we've had so far & it's always so fun to share the inspirations of a garden with other who can appreciate it! hope to see you sometime! xoxo, tracie

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  12. Wow. Wish your terrace could be photographed from across the street for another view. Anyway, very beautiful. With so many lovely plants, the space must feel a lot larger than it is.

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  13. Beautiful photos. The color and shape of the flowers are just exquisite. I'm starting a climber 'Eden' in my Brooklyn garden this year. It's my first climber, but your post gives me hope it will be a success!

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  14. re:"It's so brief"...I think the brevity is the soul of beautiful blooms. You know they won't last and you have to stop and soak it up. Anything beautiful feels like that to me. The transience of it makes my heart burst.

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