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Thursday, 8 October 2015

GROWING ROSES IN MY GARDEN.

I love roses and I think most people love roses too. There is something about roses that has a special attraction. I enjoyed the rose garden in Cameron Highlands. Roses are not easy to grow in the lowland and most of the flowers can only last a day.

Since I can't resist from growing roses in my garden, I looked for the more hardy local roses to grow. At least the lowland roses can last longer. I managed to get some cuttings from a neighbour.
This is the local specie that is growing in my garden. I planted it in a pot and it has been faithfully blooming the whole year round. But it is susceptible to pest!
The flower has many petals and they are very compact.
It is a lovely, sweet red with rose fragrance. The flowers can last longer. The branches can grow tall and I have to keep cutting them to keep the plant short.
Scientific name for roses is Rosa.
I love this song by Bobby Vinton - "Roses are red, my love....."
You can listen to the song on Youtube.
There are many species of roses and they come in many sizes and colours.
They are very bright and attractive.
A rose bud....
I have another white rose plant that is a climber.
A friend gave this and it is also potted.
This climber rose can grow very tall and it needs a support.
At one time I tried to support it with some tall sticks and strings.
It bloomed beautifully and the flowers have nice fragrance.
The flowers are in clusters and they can last many days.
I have no proper support for the climbing plant and the branches began to droop down. After the flowers faded, I cut off the branches to keep it short.
I then shifted the plant next to the chain link fencing.
Roses are woody plants and they love the sun.
Some are shrubs and some are climbers.
Roses have thorns which are called prickles.
Roses are grown for their beauty and some roses for their sweet fragrance.
Some roses are big, and some are miniature.
New branches of the white rose plant.
Orange miniature rose.
This I bought from the nursery.
I tried to resist but finally bought it after a few trips to the nursery.
It was growing well and blooming well.
About a few years later it died.
Another deep pink rose plant given by a friend.
The flowers are slightly bigger than the miniature rose.
I realized too late that it was infested with pest. It couldn't be saved and I have to dug out the whole plant to destroy it together with the pest before it spread to my other plants.
 The morning sun after the precious night's heavy downpour.
Looking forward to the morning sun rising in the haze free days.

Linking to Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,

shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;

they do not know what makes them stumble.

(Proverbs 4:18-19, NIV)

56 comments:

  1. Really wonderful photos, nice and good looking flowers. Greetings!

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    1. Thank you, Blogoratti. Have a happy and wonderful day!

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  2. Such beautiful blooms, I am a great fan of roses and love the heavy fragrance of some of the varieties.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I feel the same way too! Have a beautiful day!

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  3. I love roses are beautiful and often fragrant. Sorry to see that your rose pests invaded and you have to dig. Regards.

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    1. Thank you, Giga. Plants are never permanent. I guess I just have to grow new ones. Have a beautiful day!

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  4. At one time I was crazy over Rose plants but hard to take care so now grow Mandevilla....more hardy :p...you got green fingers...everything grows well in your garden...beautiful roses

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    1. Yes, I remembered that time and you bought so many of them.

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  5. At one time I was crazy over Rose plants but hard to take care so now grow Mandevilla....more hardy :p...you got green fingers...everything grows well in your garden...beautiful roses

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    1. I am choosing the more hardy ones to grow but they are very susceptible to pests!

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  6. Anything else, thank you for your good wishes for my son. :)))

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    1. You are most welcome, Giga. Blessings to you and family!

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  7. Lindas e belas rosas, são muito bonitas.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful and a blessed day

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  8. The only plant that my hub always failed to plant is roses. They are hard to take care of. Yours are growing well & with varieties of colours. Indeed you have green fingers.

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    1. Irene, now only left 2 rose plants in my garden. The pests just love to attack the plants.

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  9. So sad about the pests. Is there any way to keep them away? Probably not. Pesticide is bad for everyone...plus the plants, right?

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    1. Stephanie, I try as far as possible not to use pesticide on my plants.

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  10. Hi, lovely roses you have. I have just planted two new ones by our entry fences this spring. Surprisingly, both of them have already done awesome!
    ~Lisa

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    1. I am sure your roses will be blooming so lovely by your entry fences very soon.

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  11. Beautiful and everything does so well in your garden because you know what you're doing.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a beautiful day.

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  12. I'm with you Nancy. I love roses. My wife & I have 12 rose plants growing throughout our backyard. We have different red roses, pink, blue, white, yellow & orange roses. The challenge is fighting the bugs that enjoy eating the leaves and the roses themselves. One new thing that my wife does and that is after our coffee she takes the coffee grinds and places them in the ground where our roses are. We've noticed that our roses are growing so much better. healthier and stronger. I don't why but they are.
    Well, have a red rose day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Paul, I can imagine your lovely roses blooming in your garden. What a beautiful sight to have so many coloured roses blooming. How I wish our weather permits growing these roses. Yes, bugs is our greatest challenge! I have heard about coffee grind. I think I will do the same thing too. Thank you for the tips.

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  13. Hi Nancy,
    Lovely pictures with beautiful roses. Hmm.. I've just attended a lesson on species of roses. I like the white rose although my fav is yellow roses ... Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I love all the colours. Yellow is lovely too. Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Most people love roses, they just don't love the work often needed.

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    1. Tom, you are right! In fact the work is a real challenge especially having to deal with the bugs too!

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  15. eye catching, eye candy... gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Shug. Have a beautiful day!

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  16. So beautiful! Wow! I can see how much you love flowers and plants, Nancy, and they love you back! How they thrive in your care.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It is a joy to see these beautiful blooms smiling back at me.

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  17. hoping the rain cleared the smog. i like your roses - especially climbing the fence.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Hoping for the smog to clear soon.

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  18. It's so cheerful to see these roses!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a cheerful weekend!

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  19. I love roses too! So beautiful. Were these photos taken very long ago for the orange roses plant? I am wondering if not, how else you would know that it died in a few years but yet have photos to show for it.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Yes, the orange rose photos were taken when the plant was alive. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    2. So that means the orange rose photos were taken a few years ago and you still managed to find those photos? You must have a very good digital photos mangement system.

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    3. Oh yes, it all started when I took over my son's smartphone and I was enjoying myself learning to take photos with it. That was when I bought this rose plants and I have kept most of the photos.

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  20. I love roses and grow them in my summer garden. My favourite colour is white and red..

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    1. Gosia, I am sure your roses must be very beautiful. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  21. Beautiful rose shots, and I like that sky!

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    1. Thank you and have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a lovely day!

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  23. I do love roses and you have some lovely ones. I like how the white one now vines/grows through the chain link fencing. - I lost a lot of mine last year due to a very cold snap we had in Nov. and hope to replace them this coming spring.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. I hope your new roses will grow and bloom beautifully.

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  24. These are beautiful, Nancy! I am still finding my way around plants. My plants get only a couple of hours of sun in the evening. The rest of the corners are in full shade.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. I hope you are able to find your way around the plants and placing them in the right places. Some plants need only a few hours of sun and some do well in full shade.

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    1. Thank you, Thomas. We are hoping for the haze to clear to be able to enjoy these beautiful sunrise again.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a happy weekend!

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  27. Beautiful roses! But I know to steer clear of these fussy plants by now. Will just enjoy from your pics.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Lol! you are right! They are really fussy plants to take care!

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