Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coming Up Roses

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses” - Ziggy

I did something yesterday I never thought I'd do...I bought rose bushes.

I know, perhaps not scandalous, but you must understand that roses and I tend to not get along very well. Yes, yes... I kill them. So I've avoided getting any until now. The fact is, I need some pretty, compact bushes for the front of my house. They need to be able to take brutal, hot, full sun (and not your average full sun -- my house is VERY pale gray and gets full sun all day, reflecting that heat down on the plants and cooking them. Even most full sun plants can't take the heat.) and still look pretty.

I'm told these roses can, but if not they have a one year guarantee. I told the lady at Agway that I'd know by July if they'd make it!

Here they are... aren't they lovely?

And I'm told they'll bloom until first frost, so I'm happy. They haven't passed the husband test yet -- he hasn't seen them, but he should like them. If not there were these yellow deciduous bushes with tiny white flowers that were my next choice.

Still, I like that vibrant red. Hopefully, I won't kill them.


You Are an Orange Rose

You represent desire and enthusiasm

Your vibe: Sexy yet familiar

Falling in love with you: happens instantly - it's a fast ride

I'll take their word for it... but the picture is pretty :-)



Ceri Hebert said...

I love roses. Maybe someday when I have a place of my own I'll plant them. I'm just happy my peas are still standing.

Maria Zannini said...

In the picture, they look almost velvet.

What's the name of the rose?

MomJane said...

Iilove the orange you picked too. My two favorite colors orange and lavender.

Your rose bushes are beautiful. Good luck. Hope they don't fry.

You Are a Lavender Rose
You represent love at first sight and enchantment.

Your vibe: intense and intriguing

Falling in love with you is: deep and meaningful

Brandy said...

Whenever I've planted a rose bush I plant a banana peel with it. They like the potassium. Your roses are beautliful.

You Are a Light Pink Rose
You represent sweetness and grace.

Your vibe: Kind and gentle

Falling in love with you: is like falling in love with a best friend

Geez, I sound boring. Must ask hubs what he thinks. *G*

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tori Lennox said...

Wow! Now that is RED!!!

Dru said...

Your rose bush is pretty..love the deep red color.

re quiz: I'm an orange rose (not me at all)

I hope you had an enjoyable day.