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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Garden Party - Everything's Coming Up Roses!

Everything is coming up roses, both figuratively and literally!

We seem to have fixed our rat problem... or at least we've figured out how to co-exist in peace. No more dead rats in traps, and no more rat-eaten fruits and veggies.

Corn, peas, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, watermelon - all flourishing! Flowers on the peppers, pumpkins and tomatoes promise lots of produce for our future. Corn is popping. (ha) I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will all grow as we hope.

In addition to our veggies, we've got a lovely rose garden. It is the first thing that you see when you look into the yard, and is just gorgeous this year.

The Ronald Reagan...

... and the Nancy Reagan just about to bloom (ignore the aphids and bird seed)...

... one of the lovely Laura Bush's...

... another random red rose...

... and one of the most prolific of our roses...

... another budding rose - this one has gorgeous yellow and orange blooms...

... all of them keep getting trimmed back so that roses don't overtake the house...

... and one last view.

Some of these were there when we moved in and some we've added over time.  I love having these roses - they provide nearly year-round color and beauty in our yard.

Next week, I'm hoping to see some blossoms on the watermelon.  Do you think we'll have any?  Check back next week to see - in the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.

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  1. Wow, your roses are beautiful!!! We are in the process of landscaping the other half of our house and I'm thinking about putting in some roses. your pictures are helping me make up my mind rather quickly. thanks for sharing!

  2. I got two mini-roses and two hybrid teas as gifts from my students. Now I have to figure out where to put them! Hmmm, I wonder why my lawn keeps getting smaller and smaller...oh yeah, the planting beds are taking over!

    Your roses are completely lovely--enjoy.

  3. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! You have many gorgeous roses at your home!!! xoxo, tracie