Garden Update – Roses

How about some roses from our garden this week!

We have four rose shrubs in our yard. That climbing rose shrub pictured above was planted before we bought the house, and planted a little too close to the corner of the house.


It hasn’t done too well over the years, but this year, it started to bloom early, producing these beautiful flowers. How lucky!

We have another new red knockout rose shrub that is getting bigger since we planted it and is blooming quite well this summer.

We also have two pink rose shrubs that always thrive.

As a kid, I always thought it would be cool to have roses growing in my own yard.

I didn’t realize how easy roses are to grow. Lots of water and good soil. I hear they bloom better with fertilizer but I’m frugal and don’t feel like buying fertilizer, especially when plants are thriving without it.

14 comments

  • You just keep coming up with one garden hit after another! We need a panorama photo of your yard:)

    • Thanks Vicki! That’s a great idea to show a panorama. My husband told me about a new app for my iPhone that can do that, so I’ll work on that. It’s such a wonderful sanctuary out there that I love sharing it with you guys!

  • so pretty! i love to grow roses and it seems that this year i am having some success getting the deer to leave them alone. so happy about that!

  • Hi Terri! I’m happy to see that your roses are flowering so well! Here the soil is not good for roses and they need lots of care to grow – and watering! Your photos are really beautiful!
    xxx Teje

  • Well they certainly are thriving and I bet they smell heavenly too. As children we used to pick the thorns off the roses and stick them on the ends of our nose so we looked like a dragon or a witch lol. I think the one in the corner looks lovely and it’s nice that it’s finally blooming so well. If they are thriving so well it seems unnecessary to add more to the soil – they are obviously very happy.

  • Love the orange one:) We have one bush,I would like to get some more. It is the knockout variety. What kind are yours btw?

  • Love rose bushes. The best I had were when we lived in England. I had 4 and they never stopped growing. Big thick and alot of roses were on them. I have never had any problems with them. I miss not having any now in the apartment. I can’t wait to get back to house living. I bet your yard is beautiful.
    Have a great week.

  • Hi Terri
    the roses are amazing and such pretty pictures..our garden is full of roses at the moment
    Sandra

  • Your roses are beautiful! They really add a touch of elegance to a garden!

  • Hello Terri,

    They seem to be growing so well. Love the pink ones. Roses are some of the toughest plants that provide so much happiness.
    Happy gardening.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Pretty! I love when it all starts to bloom!

  • If you have room for one more, I recommend the BEST.EVER.ROSE. Double Delight. It is perfection. Unbelievable fragrance, gets more and more beautiful as the buds open, and makes the most fabulous, long-lasting cut rose.

    Also, I have read that you can put banana peels at the base of each rose bush, and also used coffee grounds.

  • Beautiful! I had some lovely roses when I lived in California… they are easy to grow if you plant them in the right place, anyway! I had one in the front not do too well, but possibly it was too shady where I’d planted it. Another in the backyard went wild… it was a Cecil Bruner and it spread all over the back fence. Lovely, but you have to really cut them back! I just loved the scent of them when they bloomed… magical!

  • My husband and I have been putting banana peels on our roses and they are doing well. Remember to take the labels off or while weeding you may encounter a bunch of Chiquta and Dole stickers…

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