Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Valentine's Day Roses - Simply Neutrals #33

Hello Friends,

Happy Valentine's Day! Such a day celebrating love deserves roses. Possibly red ones, but not in Simply Neutrals Tuesday! Here are some from my garden last season...














Wen at Apple Apricot is hosting Simply Neutrals Tuesday #33. I am linking up to Wen's blog here.



If you liked my post on the wildflowers of the Snowy Mountains, Part 2 has the more colourful pictures...It's here

Have a wonderful loving Valentine's week appreciating and being appreciated.

Hugs,
Jesse XX


13 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous roses you have in your garden, dear Jesse! They're truly the queens of the flowers, don't you think? So soft and elegant (apart from the nasty thorns, lol). I really love the soft pink ones on the shrub you shared here, so beautiful! Big hugs and love, xx

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    1. Thanks, wen, I adore roses - any colour - but the creams and pinks are my faves :) And the price of a vase of roses is almost always some blood!!!
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  2. Dearest Jesse,
    I heartily thank you for sharing always such romantic and charming articles, these photos of yours are truly outstanding!

    Wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week

    XOXO Dany

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    1. Thank you Daniela. I'm glad you enjoyed them :)
      Jesse XX

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  3. So beautiful and well edited, a truly nostalgic feeling. I imagine, that I stand in the dark hallway of an old castle in a white dress and he comes and gives me a white bouquet and we go in the ballroom together and the orchester plays this
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm8kpZoX32k

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    1. Oh Mascha, that's a great romantic story for the roses here :)
      Jesse

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  4. Adorable , stunning roses, Jesse- I so love soft pink roses , too, and yours, looks so beautiful. Do you have a great climate for roses where you live, dea r friend ? Thank you my dear, for the most lovely photos.
    Hugs from Dorthe, XXX

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    1. Hello Dorthe,

      The climate here is not always the best for roses, but our Spring is fantastic if it's not too rainy. We get high humidity here, and the plants often suffer from black spot, especially later in the season. As the Summer cools into Autumn, the roses do better with another rich flush of blooms, and some bloom through Autumn and Winter, making it hard to choose when to prune them :) Some roses are stronger than others at resisting diseases. We have many pests too, as the climate is mild. For 8-9 months of the year I can fill vases with roses.
      love,
      Jesse XX

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  5. WOW Jesse these roses are simply divine! So delicate and am sure the fragrance is also. I would love to know the names of these??
    Hope your Valentine's Day was special dear and that you were loved and are loved and appreciated every day!
    Love and hugs,
    Suzy

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    1. Hi Suzy, I've been away with work again for a few days.
      These roses have a light fragrance, but I chose them for their shape and colour. The first two pics are Champagner, then Mother's Love, then the next two are a vigorous rambler called Albertine. There are many more pictures of it here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=albertine+rose&rlz=1C1CHWA_enAU601AU601&espv=2&biw=1265&bih=858&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjFhfO174_KAhWOT44KHULMBUUQsAQIIA

      It is huge and very thorny, and only blooms for about 3 weeks. Spectacular, but so much work to keep under control and prune out dead branches. You'd need a huge garden to just let it ramble, I think.

      The last one is Champagner again. I highly recommend that one.
      Much love to you,
      Jesse XXX

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