Thursday, September 24, 2020

Nature's Bounty

My oldest roses, some heritage breed planted before we bought our home, did not fair so well this season. I'm not sure why. But yesterday I picked a red bud off of one and delicate pink blossom off the other. The others are from a younger, thriving KnockOut variety plus some Russian sage (if memory serves).

I love my Mom's old double bud vase.
The base is even heart shaped.


Have you ever seen such a vase? Did you know many KnockOut roses lack the fabulous scent of vintage types?

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21 comments:

  1. I know very little about roses. Those are pretty, though.

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  2. Pretty. I remember having a ton of rose bushes when I was in my 20s and cutting them back left me bloody. It didn't matter how much care I took.

    Have a fabulous day, Darla. Big hug. ♥

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    1. Oh, no! I'm sorry you got hurt. Hugs to you, my dear.

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  3. Oh yes, it's downright un-cool that roses don't smell like roses!
    The old varieties are the best, especially some old bush that's been growing and blooming for years.
    The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium has an outstanding rose garden, and they all smell heavenly! Next to the rose garden, is a vegetable garden that feeds the animals, which I think is pretty darn cool.

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    1. I really need to check out the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. :) Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful blooms and vase. I have not seen one like that.

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    1. From Toffee Cat: Those are lovely rose vases. The old woman has a pretty one given to her by her late mother. It is very precious to her so she doesn't let me anywhere near it. Don't know why...

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  5. That is an unusual and beautiful vase!

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  6. I don't know a whole lot about roses other than they're beautiful to look at and smell.

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    1. That's about the extent of my knowledge, too. Heh...

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  7. Love the vase, have seen them before and they are cool. However, I am not a fan of roses, never have been for some reason. I think its cause the smell reminds me of a funeral home. I know...YUCK. I have a rosebush, it has pink roses. My friend Chris gave it to me when my mom past and I moved it here when I moved. Not sure the type, it is one of those types they come in a pot at Kroger or department store. I was shocked though since I am not a big rosebush person but it bloomed four times since March. It seems to like where I planted it for sure.

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    1. Carnations are actually my favorite but dianthus has never survived in my yard. ~sigh~ I'm glad your rosebush is doing well.

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  8. Different vase and liked the rose

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with a kind word, my dear.

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  9. That vase looks like something we have in our shop that I didn't know might be a vase! I will have to look more closely next time I go in. Love the pink rose - so pretty!

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    1. Your shop would be so fun to visit. I love some of the articles you've shared on your blog. Be well, and thank you for the kind words.

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  10. My mom had that same vase and my parents were serious cross breeding rose growers. :) - Great memories. Your roses are beautiful.

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    1. How awesome! My maternal grandfather was the gardener and didn't pass it on to his daughter. Now I wonder if he did cross breeding or not. Sad to say, there's nobody I can think to ask who might know.

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