the year of the rose

May 06, 2013

We were supposed to wake to a thunderstorm this morning, and rain would have been so welcome.  Instead, more beautiful weather, and of course I have no complaints.  Below is our view from our bedroom door.  I grabbed my phone and took a walk even before coffee!  Every rose grower in my town says this year their roses are going crazy.

From our bedroom door.

Climbing Blaze, a repeat bloomer all summer.

Iceberg, another repeat bloomer all summer long.

Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas, a David Austin rose.
 Although now as I arrange flowers and write this post, it's clouding up. 
We'd appreciate any old sprinkle that wanders our way.

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  1. Kristen, this is just breathtaking. Beautiful Roses and Beautiful Yard......

  2. Wow! Do you get a lot of bees buzzing around?

  3. Your garden is a dream. I can only imagine how it smells!

  4. Oh, my!!! Gorgeous roses!!! We've been having some gorgeous weather too! not very usual for the NW. :)

  5. 'Curtains and fountains of roses' (from The Secret Garden). What stunning photos. And what a beautiful view of your lovely gardens!

  6. Kristen, just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I first came across it last October and have been an avid reader ever since. Here in West Yorkshire it will be a little while yet before our roses are in bloom.

  7. STOP IT!!!!! THAT'S the view from your bedroom door?!??!?!! Wow...TOTALLY worth waking up to!!! I hope that rain moves in for you. We'd gladly send you some of ours if we could, but I don't think it works that way! :-)

  8. Hi Kristin! We got the thunderstorm last night and it was a doozy! Your roses are beautiful, and I'm always interested in a repeat blooming climber. The Blaze is very pretty!

  9. If you ever get another dog, I think you should name her Rosie.



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