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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Deep Pink Fragrant Roses In My Garden.

In an earlier post, I have shared about the rose plants that once grew in my garden. You can click here to see the types of roses I once had. Those rose plants no longer existed in my garden. They were attacked by the mealy bugs again and again even after I cut off the affected parts. I was so fed up that I got rid of them all.
One day, an ex-colleague dropped by my house to collect some baby plants from me and she passed me some rose cuttings from her garden. The propagation was successful and the plants grew. But after some time, the tender shoots and young leaves started to dry up. I kept cutting them off but the same thing happened again to the shoots and leaves. I almost lose heart over the rose plants.
I had with me a pail of sawdust collected from my friend's factory and I added the sawdust to some of my flower pots. I added a layer to the rose plants as well. Surprisingly after a few weeks, I noticed that the tender shoots and young leaves no longer dry up. In fact, they were growing very well. I am wondering whether it has anything to do with the sawdust that helps to retain water and keeps the soil moist? 
 I am now enjoying the blooms of the rose plants and they have a nice, sweet rose fragrance.
You can see that the young leaves and buds are very healthy.
The plants are starting to grow tall. I think I will have to shift the pot to a place where it can get support to lean on.
This is a pot of deep pink roses which is a few months old. I am very happy with my rose plants. Thank you, my dear friend for your stem cuttings.
Rose petals have many health benefits. Eating rose petals or drinking rose petals water are believed to help in weight loss, used as a natural aphrodisiac, help to ease symptoms of piles, well-known astringent for skin.

 The rose petals paste can be used for treating of acne and lightens lip colour. Rose petals in hot water bath releases the fragrance that helps relaxes the body and mind, helps to relieve stress and depression.
Linking with Floral Passions.

There the mandrakes give forth their fragrance,

and the rarest fruits are at our doors,

the new as well as old,

for I have stored them up for my beloved.

(Song of Solomon 7:13, The Living Bible-TLB)

66 comments:

  1. They are full and beautiful! You must be a natural gardener to use the sawdust even though you had not read about it. I wonder if it kept the bugs off too.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. So far so good to see the plant doing very well. And I hope it will keep the bugs away too!

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  2. So pretty Nancy. Enjoy the warmth - I'm buried in snow!

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. I wish I could send some warmth over to you and you send some snow to me too! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. They are so gorgeous! You have an amazing talent with plants and flowers, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I have to admit that I am not so blessed with some other plants. I almost gave this up too but so happy that it likes the saw dust!

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  4. Wow, Nancy! Your roses are so beautiful. As I understand it, they are quite manja, not easy to plant but you have done it! I had a rose plant in my garden once, and as expected it died :(

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    1. Yes, so manja until I almost gave up on roses. Thanks to my friend for the cuttings and another friend for the saw dust. I hope the plant will stay happy and healthy with the saw dust and no bugs to attack it.

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  5. wow!! lovely rose.. so beautiful..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. I am so happy with the roses.

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  6. Roses are fantastic this one is lovely you have green fingers

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I almost gave up but friend gave some cuttings.

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  7. Roses are fantastic this one is lovely you have green fingers

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    1. Not so much about green fingers. I think it has to do with the saw dust because there was a great transformation in the plant.

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  8. You are very busy girl! Beautiful rose :-0 I love all flowers but I cannot keep them at home because my husband has alergy on it...

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    1. Thank you, Alice. A pensioner got to keep myself busy with gardening or else I will be very bored. Have a lovely day!

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  9. Your garden is just beautiful, Nancy.

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

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. loves all those flowers, they are so beautiful...

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

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  12. You have the gift of a green thumb!!! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I think it has to do with the saw dust that I have added to the pot.

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  13. Beautiful rose and such a gorgeous colour.

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

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  14. Excelentes fotografias destas belas flores.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a great day!

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  15. The rose is so beautiful and striking.

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

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  16. Que bela colheita de imagens!!!!
    Beijo grande, Marie

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  17. I love the small of roses, so many these day with all the inbreeding have no smell left which is so sad. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I too like the fragrance of roses.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. I love that color. It just jumps out at you.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. The flowers make me smile.

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  20. That's a stunning colour! Using sawdust must be a good thing for plants. I'll keep that in mind.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I am thinking of using saw dust for other plants as well to see if it is really works.

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  21. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..

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

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  22. The rose flower is so beautiful

    My favorite flowers are daisy, tulips and roses

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    1. Thank you, Libby. Roses is one of my favourite flowers.

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

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  24. Your patience and dedication to your flowers is inspiring Nancy. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. This hobby keeps me occupied.

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  25. I'm glad you had success with such colorful flowers.

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    1. Thank you, John. I am very happy with the roses!

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  26. Beautiful roses x

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    1. Thank you, Hina Naz. I am following you. Have a good day!

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  27. Oh, my. what a lovely time to spend in your garden. Beautiful blooms.

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

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  28. A beautiful rose. I bet my wife would like to have one in our garden too. Maybe I get her a stem cutting of the roses so that she could grow rose in our place.

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    1. Thank you, Ishmael. I am sure your wife will love it and that your rose plant will bloom beautifully.

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  29. I like these roses. They are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I like their fragrance too!

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