November Roses

Climbing Bonica

Climbing Bonica

It’s been wet & cool here in my garden for the past three days. In spite of the dreary weather I did find buds on several of my roses that will be opening soon.  Their colors seem to be more vibrant in the spring and fall when the temps are cooler.  Bonica has the feel of an old rose with it’s old fashioned cup shaped blossoms that are fragrant and long lasting .  It does suffer some problems with blackspot in the summer months but recovers quickly come fall.

Glowing Peace

Glowing Peace

Glowing Peace is a grandiflora that grew in my grandmother’s garden at her former residence.  We moved it to my house when they moved in with us several years ago.  Luckily the tag was still attached so I was able to identify it.  She is a granddaughter to the Peace Rose and was a AARS winner in 2001.  She has a light tea rose fragrance and her petals seem to change in color from orange to pink. 

Peace

Peace

Another Peace Rose I grow is this unknown cultivar that has a more pinkish tone compared to the orange tint of Glowing Peace.  This bush was already here when I purchased my house 11 years ago.  It is a prolific bloomer from May till frost in my garden and is quite disease resistant compared to most hybrids.

Unknown variety

Unknown variety

This unknown variety changes in color each season.  In the late spring it opens a creamy color with faint pink around the edges and deepens in color as summer turns to fall to this pink shade.  She is another transplant from my grandmother’s former home.   This year has been her best year thus far in my garden.  The roses of May are the most prolific but there is something sweet about November’s roses.

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23 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful!

    Thank you for stopping by today! I’m glad you enjoyed my blooms!

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  2. I would love some November roses!! I’m lucky if there are still a couple buds hanging on in Oct. Yours are beautiful and I love how fancy you are with your photos ~ did you get some new software?

    You can share mine Kathleen. 🙂 Thanks my husband’s coworker loaded some programs on my computer & I’ve been playing around with them.

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  3. Oh I envy you having roses still in bud right now! Mine are starting to drop there leaves. I can not believe we are already into November! About another month or so now and we might be seeing snow. Were did the year go???

    I can’t believe your’s are starting to drop leaves now, but it is your cool & rainy season. The past few months have just flown on by for me too. Soon there will be nothing blooming in the garden until spring. It went fast!

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  4. I like how you have showcased these blooms. Your post looks so attractive. I too have November blooms on my Knock-Outs. It makes me smile and I tell them I appreciate them!

    Thank you Anna. I was telling Kathleen that I have new software that I have been playing around with. Oh, you can’t beat the Knockouts for prolific blooms. Mine will bloom right up until the first or second hard frost. They make me smile too & I know I need not take them for granted.

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  5. Very pretty roses, Racquel. And the presentation? Looks fabulous!

    Why thank you Kanak! I’m glad you enjoyed my presentation of rose buds today. I’ve been having some fun playing around with photo programs. 🙂

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  6. You showed them well. Very pretty. I will I could grow roses better than I do.

    Thanks Darla. Roses can be quite needy plants in the garden. I don’t baby mine though. 🙂

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  7. Gorgeous roses Racquel!

    Thank you Linda! 🙂

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  8. All photos suitable for framing! How lovely they all are amd I wish you knew the name of the one. Prolific bloomer and disease resistant-my kind of rose. I know what you mean about the last booms being the sweetest, like a parting gift. Enjoy them as long as you can, and thanks for sharing with us who’ve lost our roses for the season.

    Thanks Beckie! I wish I knew the name of it too. Unfortunately the tag is long gone & my Grandmother doesn’t remember the name. Yeah prolific & disease resistant are great qualities to be had in a rose. They are so prone to disease & insect damage. You are welcome. I am enjoying this final bloom of the season. Their going out with a bang!

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  9. They are beautiful and nicely displayed with the lovely pictures. I love hearing about the pictures you got from your grandmother. Have a great day!

    Thank you Tina. It is nice to have something passed down that will be enjoyed for years to come. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  10. Beautiful! My KO roses are pretty right now, too. Those darn deer went up on our waterfall patio two days ago and ate every single rose on the potted minature rose bush! 😦 It was loaded with blooms! I’ve since laid edging fence down flat on the ground at the access points– and that HATE to walk over wire. – Cameron

    Thanks Cameron! I just love my KO roses, they are prolific & disease resistant and you can’t beat that with a rose! Darn Deer will drive you crazy with their eating habits, I guess they thought the patio was where the buffet was set up for them. 😉 I hope the wire keeps them away.

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  11. Beautiful buds, Raquel–you’re going to have some great shots for Bloom Day! My knock out is still going strong, and the little shrub roses have a few blooms. And I agree that the colors in the fall are quite different–my moyesii looks like velvet right now. Cameron, nice tip about the deer not walking on wire–I actually didn’t know that . . .

    Thanks Cosmos. I hope so! Unless we get some freak weather before then. The knockouts are wonderful at this time of the year with their endless blooming. It’s almost as if the heat of summer drains them of their energy or something. The cooler weather brings out the most vibrant shades!

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  12. Some Roses are so very tough, continuing to bloom so late in the season. Each one is a treasure.

    They are tougher than they look MMD. Some of the hybrids have a bad rep for being too needy but these are strong bloomers in my garden especially in the spring & fall. The summer is hard on them but they bounce back nicely once the cooler temps set in. They are treasures late in the season.

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  13. I love your pics! What a cool program 🙂

    Thanks Mom, it’s fun being able to experiment with the different effects. 🙂

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  14. My goodness Racqel,
    What beautiful pictures. I thought I was looking at a David Austin catalog.

    You flatter me Balisha! 😉 Thank you so much.

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  15. What pretty roses Racquel! I really like my Knock-outs but you can’t beat those types for the fragrance. Neat presentation too!

    Thanks Susie! I’ve noticed that my Knock-outs have a light fragrance. Especially when the weather is warm. Planted in groups it is more noticeable. 🙂

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  16. Oops…spelled your name wrong! Sorry.

    That’s okay. 🙂

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  17. Love these stunning photos, Racquel!

    Thanks Joey!

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  18. My roses always do better in the fall. Spring often is too wet. But fall… they love it!

    Come May the rains have passed here but they have the benefit of the Mar & Apr rains prior. Fall is like a second spring for them.

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  19. Racquel, your roses look wonderful. How did you do that to the pictures? I was thinking about doing the drill team post on Tuesday. Is that too soon?

    Thanks Deb. I used a program called Faststone Image Viewer. It has editing options like adding these special effect frames. I could probably do it Tuesday. I just need to dig my old photos out & scan them. Are you thinking lots of photos w/a short story or a longer version w/less photos?

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  20. Raquel what wonderful blooms for you to share with us. Alas, my roses are long past their prime there are some buds that had developed on my new ones, but with temps in the 20’s I just don’t see them opening. They’re very tight too with no color showing so I’m sure they probably wouldn’t do anything if I tried to snip them and bring them inside. Oh to have to wait 6 more months to be graced with roses and their magnificent aroma is almost too much to bear!

    Glad I could share them with you today Cinj! With temps in the 20’s those buds probably won’t open so you can enjoy mine for a bit to hold you over. 🙂

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  21. Yes, I too have a miniature rose, yellow, about to bloom. It’s tight little bud is unfurling a little more each day and I take photos of its progression. Isn’t nature’s beauty a wonderful part of life? Everyone, please, take time to smell and view the roses in your life!
    Brenda

    It’s nice to really pay attention to the small wonders all around us Brenda. May Roses are spectacular in full peak but I really am partial to these November Roses because they will be the last for a 5 months or so.

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  22. I love fall blooming roses. You have showcased your beautifully. Of course, Peace is my favorite. Such a sentimental, old-fashioned beauty.

    Me too Cindy. They really brighten a gloomy day here. I’m glad you enjoyed my experimenting with photo programs. Peace is my grandmother’s favorite rose too. 🙂

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  23. Somehow blogger limits me to four photos per post. So I will just pick out the most interesting and go with them. My posts are generally pretty short, but this may have a little more meat to it. I don’t think I have ever done what would be called a “long” post. We both pulled out a lot of memories. It should be fun.

    That’s weird Deb about the limit of four photos per post. I think it will be fun too! 🙂

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