Sunday, July 26, 2009

Surprise Rose Garden

Remember this? Well, I know I told you the mystery would be solved next Spring, but that should tell you how much I know about growing roses. To be exact: I know precisely 3% of all that there is to know.

It seems that $5 surprise rose bushes are just itching to bloom.

They're in a race against the clock to see who can win my deepest affections.

Some seem to think I'm the thoughtful, demure, romantic type.

Others are gambling that I'm loud and rowdy and a little lusty.

So far, it's a four-way tie for the lead...and Cinco de Mayo and Hot Cocoa haven't even left the gate. (They're playing hard to get.)

If this doesn't count as a Metamorphosis, I just don't know what does.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses. I'd love to see this rose garden when it is filled in. It will be wonderful!

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  2. Sooo pretty. I just love your garden:)

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  3. Gorgeous! What a lovely metamorphosis. :-)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your flowers are beautiful and I, too, enjoy clipping flowers from my garden... even the wilted ones. :) Thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

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  5. Pretty roses. Your flower bed is going to look wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful garden! The roses are looking so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Tina

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  7. Oh I love roses, and these are all so pretty. What a beautiful flower bed this will be. Hugs, Marty

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  8. The roses are so pretty ! I love the way they smell and they last for such a long time !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  9. That is a great transition!!

    I am going to post my before and after some time-- unless the bugs and hot sun keep it from coming true!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

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  10. Oh it counts, Girl, It counts!
    Lovely!

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  11. An honest-to-goodness metamorphosis! Isn't it amazing that such a mean-looking plant (thick stems, awful thorns) could produce such incredibly beautiful flowers?? You may only know 3% of what there is to know about roses, but it looks like you've got a knack for growing them. Good for you! They're gorgeous!

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  12. Honey, yes this is a metamorphosis! I count myself as a halfway decent gardener, and here in Texas we've had some horrid heat. I don't have even ONE single rose blooming! Yours are gorgeous!
    Brenda

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  13. Lovely! (sorry it's Monday, and I am all about brevity.)

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  14. Aren't roses great, they go from sticks-with-stickesrs to blooming their hearts out.

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  15. i missed seeing you @ church!
    how's the ruby?
    we should make post recovery plans!

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  16. I just love how they all have their own personality. Amazing how each is so different.

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  17. What a fun surprise! I hope you are better with roses than I was. I ended up pulling all of mine out because those nasty beatles loved them so much and I couldn't get rid of them.

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  18. Oh it definitely counts...from bare sticks in the ground to beautiful roses. Lovely!

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