Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Bloom Day

There are a lot of flowers so I had to do this over a period of a couple of days.  To see other bloggers, blooms...Click HERE for May Dreams Gardens.  I have well over 100 rose bushes so I did not label/or take individual pictures of them all.
Back Rose Garden

Green Ice

Blue Girl


Sunny Knockout

Rock & Roll



Climbing Golden Showers

Climbing Golden Showers

Purple Tiger



Tangerine Streams

Gold Medal


Climbing Iceberg


Back Rose bed





Unknown pink rose


Rainbow Knockout

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Lady Diana

Hydrangea bed

Bougainvillea and Hibiscus
Back porch container plants


Thorned begonia
 Back porch flower bed



Pinata up close

Front porch flower bed

Moss Roses
 Front yard flowers


Mexican Petunia

Gold Medallion


Iceberg closeup

Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming


Memphis Music

Mexican Heather



I have a tree that has tiny magnolias in it.  My mother suggested removing the tree.  But it is pretty in bloom.  It is the tallest tree in the rose garden.

Purple Tiger




Double Delight


Gold Medallion


Double Knockout

Climbing Golden Shower

Climbing American Blaze


Peaches are growing

Wild Lantana

I don't remember the name of these but they smell fabulous

Weeping, not in bloom

Museum that I volunteer at.....I take care of the roses and the butterfly garden


Stormy Weather that I have been taking care of.

Stormy Weather

Side rose garden

Back rose garden from porch

Moss Roses


Journal Notes
Took me seven hours last feeding day for roses...I found this at the thrift store..yeah!

Mowed front field

Put in irrigation manifold for back rose garden


Lea said...

Wow! I'm overwhelmed looking at all those roses!
Other blooms pretty, too! I am rather fond of Moss Rose- such a sturdy little plant with so many beautiful colors.
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
Lea's Menagerie

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

I have yet to figure out moss roses. Moss roses are in my rose books but those aren't these...they open about once a day when the sun hits them and they are annuals if I don't put them in the greenhouse.

NellJean said...

Moss roses in the rose books are a real rose, very old with a mossy growth on the sepals and stems.

Rose moss annual is Portulaca, not related to roses are all but called moss rose/rose moss because the flowers look like little roses. I don't know why it's called moss. It comes from South America, great for hot dry areas.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Thanks Nell...I knew they were called Moss roses but I knew they were not roses....

bookworm said...

WOW! I have to admit - when we bought our house (upstate New York) years ago, there were two rose bushes - we ended up taking them both out because the Japanese Beetles were so bad, and we do not use inorganic pesticides. I have never seen many of these roses. You have quite a collection.

Nadia Ameri said...

Beautiful! I love blue girl. I feel like I can smell her even when I look at pictures of her!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

@bookworm...I definitely took on an ambitious project with the huge rose garden. I have been gardening barely over a year...the one thing I learned is that if you are going to plant a lot of plants, especially high maintenance plants like them. I do have to deal with pests...I have used sprays but not sure if their effectiveness. I do think the Bayer Advanced all in one helps...and I want to say coffee grounds do to...can you imagine being a bug eating a coffee ground?

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

@Nadia...I looked up if they actually had a blue rose...which is the holy grail of colors for roses and it appears that they do not...I think this is odd since there are would think that blue would be possible..and it might girl is a lavender looking rose....but it does appear a bit blue in the picture...its really a pink purple..

scottweberpdx said...

Wow...I've never seen so many roses in one garden before...happy Bloom Day!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

@scott...I seem to have an obsession with having different types of roses...this back rose bed will probably act as my trial gardens for the rest of the property.