Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Minis from Cuttings

We begin with the proud parents:

The roses above were acquired from the local grocery store 10 or 12 years ago. The pink, white and red minis thrive in our garden and reward us with cheery blooms all season long.

This little white offspring was planted in spring 2010. The plant is happy and healthy in the garden. The photo above and below were taken in June 2011.

The individual flowers are small, perfectly formed  pure white roses.

The above photo was taken in June. The pink mini is darling. This was the first of my cutting batch from last fall that rated a pot. I documented its progress in a previous post:

It struggled a bit when it was first planted out, but it has recouped admirably.

I adore the pink variations on this rose. Flowers may be dark or light at any stage, giving the bush a festive appearance. 

Now shown above in August, its already of a respectable size. I hope it begins to rival its mother across the front walk by next year.

The mother plant (above)  is a real blooming machine!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Belinda's Dream and Royal Wedding Blooming

Belinda's Dream from Chamblee's Rose Nursery arrived this spring.

Now in the full summer season, I am THRILLED with this rose!

It is fulfilling my expectations in a grand way.

A little cutting from Royal Wedding.
I wonder if the root system will be able to cope with our serious winter season?

The original grafted plant thrives here.

My decade-old bush is a favorite.
The summer monsoons have given us some lovely moments

Delightful hikes in Canyon de Chelly have supplemented our summer workouts.