Saturday, 11 October 2008

Roses and Me....

I had to share a pic of my roses with you not just because I am so incredibly proud of how well they are doing out here in the garden but more so because I'm really kind of shocked that they are growing at all. You see, I've never had much experience with roses - I love them - but they always seemed a little too delicate to be able to cope with my renegade gardening style! It wasn't until a friend told me of their coping virtues and that they are great growers in almost anyone's patch that I decided to give it a shot. And didn't I underestimate the heart of these little babies. They are going great guns and flowering to boot. And what a beautiful addition they are to the garden. So much so, that I've added a few more....

5 comments:

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Shannon, good on you for giving the roses a go. I did the same thing 4 years ago and they are thriving i just put some piccies on my blog! Who would have thought they can grow like this in hot humid qld! Take care, Mel xx

niar said...

it's really beautiful rose...
I like rose too

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Shannon - just thought i would pop back and let you know which roses thrive here. We are in the Gold Coast hinterland so should be similar to where you are. The BEST is called Nahema (the brand is Delbard), its a climber - grows like a weed - the most beautifully scented blooms (and heaps of them) named after the Guerlain perfume Nahema (or perhaps the perfume is named after the rose??). Also have 2 others that seem to thrive here - The Childrens Rose and one called Athena! It was terrific to hear from you, Mel xx

Shannon Fricke said...

oh, thanks so much Mel. I'll look into getting some of those. I have a friend whose bringing me over a climber to plant in my garden - I wonder if it's the same type. I'll let you know.
sx

Shannon Fricke said...

thanks niar,
yes, roses are just sublime. they take my breath away.
sx