Growing roses that love Florida
Ingrid is right :). Beautiful photos, especially Duquesa (sigh). I wish my garden could stretch so I could fit more roses in it...
Masha, that photo of ‘Duquesa’ was taken about a month ago. Today she’s cream – no where near pink. How changeable they are. Must be the heat.
I think Ingrid was wrong :) They all look pink to me except for Becky Linn and the ?? daylily. Those I'd have called on the purple side.
I do enjoy your posts Sherry, gorgeous photos, great eye candy!!!!!
I must agree with Ingrid. A pink-themed garden bed has myriad hues and shades from creamy blush to hot magenta. It isn't just a big bubble gummy blob! I LOVE pink!Sandra
Yep, I agree! I was never really a pink fan until I had my daughter, now I can't get enough. Drooling a little over the 'Mary Guthrie' daylily!!
Love those pinks... not sure who Ingrid is (did I miss something?) but I agree. So many values and depth in flower variety. Always enjoy photos of your roses... with names I can't even pronounce.Meems
Pink is one of my favorite colors and I'm in love with every shade of pink in your garden. So soft and splendid looking.
Now we have a man’s opinion. Thank you, Professor.Thank you, Cydney. We all have sweet tooths, don’t we?Sandra, you said it well. I used to think it was all too pink, but know all the pink doesn’t bother me anymore. In fact, each one is uniquely beautiful.Oops, I guess my labeling wasn’t very clear. ‘Mary Guthrie’ is the rose under the name. I think the daylily you’re referring to is labeled “??” because for the life of me I can’t figure out which one is in that photo. Sorry, WG, I’ll try to let you know what the name is.
ALL of my plants are labeled "???". :D
Meems, Ingrid is a friend from Southern California on The Antique Roses Forum whose post by this name was my inspiration which is to say that I, basically, stole her idea. We have a lot of fun on that forum. There are many very bright rose lovers/growers who discuss their passion with great creativity. Inspite of our diverse growing conditions, Ingrid and I grow many of the same roses. Speaking of names that can’t be pronounced, when I first found The Antique Roses Forum, I was amazed that the people posting their were discussing roses by name as though they knew and were familiar with each and every one of them – similar to the way you discuss Florida native plants. I was in over my head for a while but sooner or later every newbie catches up.WD, you made me laugh AND you know how to keep it simple, my friend.
Yes, Susan, in the garden it has become one of mine, too. I love all the many shades. Some of them them are just so pure.
I love pinks, but mostly have peaches. These are gorgeous. I especially like Lillian Austin.
Yeah, HolleyGarden, I hope she stays a keeper.
Sherry, you clever girl, you took it one step further by including other pink flowers. And you're right; I couldn't live without my fuchsia pink pelargoniums. Talk about trouble-free and floriferous. I'm honored you chose my post as your inspiration.By the way, just wanted to let you know how much I love the pictures on the side bar on the right of your beautiful roses, lilies etc. And lots of them are pink too!