Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer Roses

Work is still getting the better part of me, but I wanted to pop in with a quick post about roses that have bloomed this summer for me. Despite the scorching dry heat that we are having here in San Diego inland at this time of the year, some roses produced very lovely blooms in my garden.

'The Prince' outdid himself, again. This little casual arrangement brought so much joy to my heart.

'Auckland Metro' also delivered some outstandingly beautiful blooms...

...despite the adverse conditions of summer.

I am still fascinated by the lovely blooms of 'Lavender Crystal'.

This rose is planted in a very difficult spot, but is still able to gift me with its pretty blooms.

'Moonstone was doing great so far this summer.

This rose really loves the heat.... 

...and even needs it to bloom well.

'Yolande d'Aragon' surprised me with a decent second flush this year.

The fragrance of this rose is out of this world.

Another rose that flourishes in the heat is 'Pope John Paul II'. 

The only red rose in my garden: 'Mister Lincoln'.

This is 'Climbing Devoniensis', a Tea Rose. It is a shame that it is still growing in a two gallon container and hasn't made its way into the ground, yet.

'Chandos Beauty' another rose that seem to like the heat of summer.

'Reine des Violettes' is one of my favorite roses in the garden.

This year the second flush was great for the first time that the rose is in the ground.

It seemed to be mature enough now that its ability to rebloom has increased.

To my eye the blooms of this rose are absolutely lovely, the straggly bush itself is another story, though. But nobody is perfect, right?

This is 'Captain Christy'. I am pampering this beauty in a container, but it is still not decided if this rose will be able to live in my garden.

It has very little vigor and even though it is producing blooms from time to time the little bush itself hasn't grown in size.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and my roses brought a smile to your face as they did to mine.

See you in the garden!



  1. Just love that first photo, and everything else!

  2. Son maravillosas Christina. Besitos y felicidades.

  3. These are absolutely beautiful!!

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. Although the drought your roses look so fresh! Groetjes,

  5. I'm sorry that work is taking time away from your lovely rose garden, Christina. I've taken note of your heat-loving roses. My own roses are looking very sad at this time of year.

  6. Plusieurs variétés de ton jardin identiques aux miennes ont mieux supporté la chaleur dans ton univers que dans le mien. Je suis étonnée et ravie de voir la magnifique floraison du rosier Moonstone. Quelle merveille ce buisson, sa silhouette et harmonieuse et bien équilibrée et la production florale imposante.Ton rosier Yolande D'Aragon est merveilleux.
    Belle journée Jocelyne

  7. I had to sigh when I saw all these beautiful roses. I saw Yolanda d'Aragon, also one of my favorites, but due to the transplanting last winter that rose has a miserable year, hope next year she is more settled and give more flowers. Your Auckland Metro, is on my wishlist, just for the name because we were once in Auckland, how silly I can be, but it's a nice rose. First photo of the Prince is wonderful too, this rose died in my garden, may be not enough heat, haha.
    Thank you again for showing us your wonderful roses and wish you a nice Sunday!

  8. Beautiful roses Christina! I wish I could smell them through my computer screen.

  9. I am so impressed with your roses. Perhaps 'Moonstone' and 'Reine des Violettes' are my favorites of the ones you show, though 'Pope John ll' would have to be on the list as well.

  10. The red one is really touching my heart... Thanks for sharing the beauty from your own garden.