'John Cabot' is now sadly but a summer memory.
One would hardly say that roses are a tour de force in the garden at the moment. In fact, they are small, scattered pockets of 'pretty'. The flowers are imperfect and a sometimes even a bit spotty, but hey, I'll take them warts and all!
Usually, a frost would have carried off the last of the roses by now. So fresh roses at this time of year are a treat and I treasure every one!
I planted 'Carefree Beauty' by the front door, because I knew I would have to walk by it frequently.
This is just one of those little miniatures you often see at the grocery store. The blooms are teeny, tiny jewels at the foot of a big, hulking hosta.
I can't resist bringing a few blooms indoors.
Many of the roses inside the picket fence have performed poorly this summer, because they have become crowded by more aggressive perennials. In the spring, I will have to liberate them, if I don't want to lose them altogether.
For fun added a rose themed quote on top of this picture of a David Austin rose called 'L.D. Braithwaite':
"I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in bed, but fine up against a wall." Eleanor Roosevelt.
Here are a few other things she had to say:
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
"A woman is like a tea bag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
I have a feeling that Eleanor was quite an interesting character. I would have liked to meet her.
David Austin's 'The Mary Rose' has also re-bloomed.
I have lost the name of this red rose.
The 'Fairy' roses are still doing well in front of the white picket fence.
Just this morning as I was rushing out the door, I noticed that 'Marjorie Fair' has fresh flowers. Perhaps these aren't the last of the roses then...
I am also going to link to Lisa Gordon's Creative Exchange. There are always amazing photographs to be found on Lisa's blog, so check them out by clicking the link.
I am also going to link to Tina's Tuesday's Around the World. To take a glimpse into other blogger's Tuesday's, please click the link.
On Friday, I am going to link to Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time. To see other beautiful gardens, please click the link.
I will also link to Photo Art Friday. With the exception of the first image, all the images make use of textural layers. The crackle effect is created using a texture that I made by photographing a piece of furniture. The antique cupboard had a beautiful cracked paint surface that I stepped to create a crackle texture. You can see the cupboard and texture in this older post.
To see some other amazing digital artwork, please click the link: Photo Art Friday.