Monday, January 11, 2010

January Roses

As I emerge from the cocoon of my sick bed, I notice the roses blooming in all the gardens. I could see them blooming through my windows as I lay sick. I even crept out from under my covers once to take some photos.  They are a joy this time of year. They will be pruned soon to make the plants strong for their splendiforous bloom in spring. So now to enjoy them.


First Prize

 
and it's sun-dried version

The blaze of bright orange waved to me from the yard and I followed it as it budded and slowly opened.


Sundance



 

 


 
Peony rose opens



Peony rose fully open




 


 
Peace rose



Peace rose and Calamagrostic acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' grass

24 comments:

Noelle said...

Hello Mary,

It is so good to hear from you! I'm sorry to hear that you have been sick. I do hope you are on the road to recovery. I love roses and First Prize is one of my favorites. It is so hard to prune them in January when they are still so beautiful :-)

susie said...

Welcome back, Hope you're feeling much better. Get out in the warm sunshine & smell those beautiful roses.

vrtlarica said...

Welcome back Mary Delle! I hope you feel better.
Lovely roses and great photos. Where do you find roses this time of year?

FlowerLady said...

Beautiful, each and every one. What a joy to behold in January. I sure hope you are feeling much better.

FlowerLady

Kiki said...

Yay! These are such super gorgeous shots Mary! I love roses..so this is a treat for me! Lovely blooms..and I especially loved the last photo..so poetic and enchanting!Like a visual poem!Hope you are feeling all sparkling and well soon!
Kiki~

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Mary Delle, I am so glad that you are feeling better. I have missed your posts and am glad that I can now soak up a bit of sunshine through your roses. They are beautiful.

Jo said...

There are some lovely roses there. I don't have any roses in my garden but would like to get a pale yellow one which will grow in a container. Glad to hear that you're feeling better, I too had flu right the way through the festive season.

evolutionofagardener said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful sight to see. Everything is covered in snow, here. It's been several days since the last snowfall, but it hasn't been above freezing since.

LeSan said...

Mary Delle I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. I too am just getting over some Swine flu or as I like to think of it, Piglet Fever. I didn't think it was so bad for me. Just wiped me out. Your roses are simply beautiful and quite a treat to see on the day that is outside my window right now. Dumping rain, fog etc. bleh. The peace rose is so delicate and innocent looking. I really liked that one. The others are amazing in their color and size. Wow those are big full blossoms you have. You should be incredibly proud of those. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Now crawl back into bed and take care of yourself. ((hugs))

Tufa Girl said...

So sorry to hear you are ill. What a wonderful site for you as you are feeling puny. A little sunshine and roses does the body good. ;D

Wendy said...

wow, I could swear I caught the fragrance of that first rose. Hope you're feeling better!

Cottage Garden said...

Good to hear you are feeling better!

You have some wonderful roses in your garden Mary Delle, unfortunately my little garden is currently full of snow, in the midst of what has become quite a harsh winter here in the UK.

So these blooms have warmed my heart. Thank you!

Jeanne

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi MaryDelle,

So happy to hear you are feeling better...I have missed your blog posts!
These roses are so pretty and I am sure really made your healing speed up just by the sight of them.

xoxo
Rosey

Joanne said...

Gorgeous rose photos.

joey said...

Do hope you are now feeling as perky as your winter roses :)

Blossom said...

Oh wow ... lovely! I bet they smell great, too!
Hope you're better now. Take care!

Douce France..... said...

Good morning Mary Delle.
How are you doing? Just thinking of you,
France

GardenJoy4Me said...

Mary Delle !
I have been down for the count too .. just getting back up now but I am so envious of your simply stunning flowers blooming right now ? You can't imagine how gorgeous they are to see from a cold Canuck here in winterland !! haha .. ahhh ! the promise of Spring ? months away yet DRATS !!!

Bangchik said...

Its refreshing to get out and see these lovely roses. They really are therapeutic!! ~bangchik

fairegarden said...

I hope you are on the mend now, Mary. Thanks for going out with the camera, seeing those roses is so cheering, and healthful. Such brilliance! :-)
Frances

Msrobin said...

I hope you are on the mend now, so sorry you've been ill! But your roses are gorgeous, and they make me long for mine. Alas, it will be five months or so before I see them. I can hardly wait.

James Missier said...

Hope you are feeling better.
I also hope that those roses also lift your spirit and give you strength.
Wonderful, beautiful roses - love all of them!

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

I'm totally astounded by how many lovely roses you have now! They sure are a way to make anyone feel better, including those of us plagued with cedar fever. Yep, it will be painful to put the pruners to the lovelies. . .

CIELO said...

Roses already? Wow... at least two more months here for roses... ;)

Enjoy them!

cielo