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November roses (and one mum), oh my!


By Raquel


I am ecstatic with my roses this year, I can hardly believe they are blooming as splendiforously (is that even a word?? it just sounds right!! lol) as they are!! I bought most of them on sale, for $2.99 and they were a little dry and droopy when I got them, though most had flowers. These dropped failry quickly though and the plants remained green and quickly took an a healthier sheen. Then a couple weeks ago I started noticing all these buds…and now here we are, with the buds open or in the process of opening…oh they make me happy!
Presenting the yellow rose:

Another shot of the yellow rose, the large flower is the first one that opened…

Life happened and I couldn’t take a picture of the red rose at its best…hopefully I’ll have better luck capturing the second bud that is opening!

Lavender roses (far more beautiful than I had dared hope, they have an airy papery quality to them):

The peach rose turns this pale beigy color once it’s been open a while:

The coral rose with the biggest blooms I’ve ever had:

Even the white rose (it starts out pink and then runs white) has a bud:

And of course the mum, which turned out to be a deep maroon rather than lavender, it had been so long since it had flowers I actually had forgotten what the exact color was! lol

A close-up of the mum:

Such a feeling of joy to see the garden blooming.

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I think that the word splendiforously sums them up well Rachael, wish you hadn't shown me the beautiful yellow one though, I can't get that song out of my head....The yellow rose of Texas.....;-)) They all look healthy too.

19 Nov, 2010


Beautiful roses Raquel,and lovely colours..look so healthy too..:o)

19 Nov, 2010


Roses in November - how lovely! :-)

19 Nov, 2010


Lovely colours Raquel, I presume you are just coming out of summer , way down south. ( I can't get that one out my head Heron ) LOL

20 Nov, 2010


Lovely roses and blog.

20 Nov, 2010


Thank you Heron! Actually that's why I always get a yellow rose, thought not THE yellow rose, since I'm living in Texas and all (yes, it's a little cheesy but oh well!)

Thank you Bloomer!

Thank you Spritz, it was a nice surprise to have them do so well! (I also hope Henry's doing better, I saw onon eof your blogs that you had to take thim to the vet! )

Yes, Littlelegs, it is now officially Fall!, it isn't until November that the weather breaks in Houston, and even then it doesn't always get very cold. From June to November the weather is hideously hot, from November to May it is very nice, like a very looong fall or spring...

Thank you Clarice!

21 Nov, 2010

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