May 24, 2012

Sweet surprise

This morning, as I was ready to leave the house for school,  I spotted these beauties under a shady tree.  Such a sweet distraction, I just took a quick glance as I had to drive my  kids to school. So first things first and off we went.
Settled with the kids, I quickly got my camera, went back outside and took a few quick snaps. It was heating up outside and I was all sweaty and thirsty.
It's been a week since my last morning walk in the garden. A bit too hot to stay outside and today it was rather a wonderful surprise for me to find  these roses in full bloom.
Keeping them in a shady place was actually a good idea. They apparently  love sun but cannot tolerate high heat.
It  isn't a good time for them right now, but surprisingly they are still holding up pretty well in this heat.

Not looking their best.The heat  affected the flowers and caused the changes in colors.

Notice the edges of  the petals, crinkled and slightly burned due to the heat.

Not as bright but still exquisitely beautiful.

New life.... not so promising bloom. It's hard to predict...

....because it might end up like this. Poor thing..

Cottage Garden Party


  1. Your roses are such a beautiful shade!

  2. Yes once it gets hot here the garden really takes a beating. Except for the zinnias and heat loving plants. That is of course everything gets adequate water.

  3. I've never even attempted to have roses here. I don't even know why I keep buying geraniums every winter. They have a short lifespan once the heat and dust settle in. Another dust storm arrived today -- that red powdery stuff that goes into everything. Yuck! Best wishes, Tammy

  4. Hi Suffia!

    You are so right, roses love sun but excessive heat, especially for long spells sure slow down the blooms or worse. Any rose bloom is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  5. We are having thunder storms and I am so worried about my garden. I am like you, I cherish every flower:)

  6. yay for roses starting to bloom! i have a couple that have started to open - but agree sometimes the first ones are not as lovely as the next ones that appear! Yours are glorious! thank you for sharing over here at the garden party! xoox, tracie

  7. Always amazes me how a plant keeps on keeping on!!

  8. it is hard for me to imagine any weather being too hot...we have a much cooler climate fact..frost tonight! lol
    your photos are beautiful in spite of the heat!
    I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I always feel so privelaged to know that inspiration is just a click away when need a bit of a boost for my spirits! It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...landscaping and ideas that all the participants share, and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I have shared your post today with my facebook page for Tootsie Time. I hope you will link in again soon!
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  9. Beautiful perspectives of your roses! Especially love the enchanting colour of the first one!

  10. Very beautiful and delicate rose ...
    Nice peony and best regards, Karin

  11. La Rosa regina dei fiori!! buona giornata...ciao

  12. Lovely series. Sometimes event he neglected bushes will produce lovely blooms.

    Thank you for your participation in Floral Friday Fotos.


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