Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ambridge Rose is Off to a Good Start!

David Austin's Ambridge Rose is one of my Chamblees purchases from  last year. It was planted in spring of 2011. I am pleased to have roses to photograph on November first; it has been an unusually mild fall.

She is planted near Climbing America, and I love the colors together.

Climbing America
They should make a lovely, melodious duo by next season when Ambridge Rose puts on a little more bulk.

Already a full little bush
As it is, I am so pleased with her progress. With her alluring color and fragrance, she is a delightful, sensually stimulating addition to my garden pleasures.

A charming round bud is filled with promise

Sweet little twins
Her weak stems detract somewhat from her beauty, making her a shy little creature. If she realized how beautiful she is, she would surely hold her head proudly to the sky.

She shares her loveliness reluctantly; I mush prop her up on a driftwood log to photograph her.

So pretty together! Climbing  America and Ambridge Rose

 The temperature goes down to 21F tonight; this will be our last vase of cut roses for the season.
A previous post describes my purchases for spring of 2010:

You may click to enlarge the above photos


  1. Sandra, I love your 'Ambridge' rose, what a beauty! I also really like 'Climbing America'. You are right they make a stunning pair. The little bouquet in the blue vase is so lovely. It is a little sad to know that it will be your last bouquet for this season. I am surprised that it is getting that cold in your neck of the woods already.

  2. Thank you, Christina. Yes, our cold is inevitable, and the forecast for tonight is grim, though nothing like what they've had to cope with back East! We've had a remarkably mild fall, but winter is finally upon us.
    Thank you for your kind comment!
    Best Regards, Sandra

  3. What a beautiful rose and so lovely with America. Chamblees has great roses!

  4. Thanks! Chamblees has been a reliable nursery for me. I have always received healthy plants from them.

  5. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Organic Garde Dreams.' Your photos of the roses are baeutiful. I love roses too, especially red. While I was reading, I noticed that you have two daughters also. We started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful photos, and maybe you could take a picture for me of the beautiful red rose. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Thank you, Sheri!
    I would love to visit your blog. I hope you follow mine, too!

  7. Sandra-
    You are hiding a budding talent - get it? Your rose growing is going to have to take a backseat to your comedienne career! Love the video! And you!

  8. Thank you, Anita.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it!
    Love, Sandra