Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Rose By Any Other Name...

...would smell as sweet.  ~William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

I think roses are beautiful.

While at my in-laws this past weekend, I saw several beautiful bushes of a rose called Belinda's Dream.  There is quite an interesting story behind this rose and you should read about it here. It was stunningly gorgeous - the palest color of pink.

My mother-in-law gave me a snipping to bring home so that I could try a transplant.  This rose is very fragile and delicate.  The petals fall off at the slightest touch...that's why my snipping is missing most of the rose petals...I couldn't stop touching it!  Let's all keep our fingers crossed that it lives under the tutelage of my brown thumb!  If not, I found that Lowe's carries them so I will at least get the chance to "try again".  

If that doesn't work out, you will see a photo posted of a dead rose bush sitting beside the The Stool Pigeon next to the fireplace!  I might be working on a collection of items for the fireplace.  :-)

In the meantime, here is a photo of a rose from the bush by our garage door.  Since it was here before me, I have no idea what type it is and since the rose has its petals, you can see that I haven't been touching it!  I will cut some later for the vase!




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  1. Two old fellers are talking about the troubles of aging. One of them claims, "My doctor has me using associations to help my memory, and it works great!"
    "Oh, yeah? What's your doctor's name?"
    "Uh...mmm... help me out here. What's the name of that bush that has the sweet smelling flowers and the thorns?"
    "A rose?"
    "Yeah. ROSE!" he yells into the other room. "Rose, honey! What's the name of my new doctor?"

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    1. Thank you for the funny for the day! :-)

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  2. Hi Benita,
    I just planted 3 Knock Out Rose bushes that my hubby gave me for Mother's Day. I love the Knock Out Roses. They are very low maintenance and you do not need to dead head them. They will bloom all summer long and they are so vibrant in color. I do easy peasy when it comes to roses.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, you are right, Knock Outs are the best! They look pretty and are easy to take care of. Those are even hard for ME to kill! :-) I enjoy the antique roses also, but they are high maintenance and are so susceptible to bugs and disease - they usually die a slow, painful death under my care! Have a great day!

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  3. Great comment above. Love your rose. I can only have what I call ditch roses. The kind growing along the road. You could spray paint the dead bush white.

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    1. The hubby is always full of it....great comments, that is! ;-) Thank you ma'am. I'm surprised they are doing so well given that we had 3 days below freezing after they started blooming. LOL @ spray painting the dead bush....I may be doing that! Don't give me ideas. No maintenance that way - just the occasional touch-up! Have a great day!

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  4. I have a black thumb, so I can totally relate! My husband has lovingly labeled me a plant murderer. If anything in our yard makes it, it is because I have stayed far, far away from it! Good luck with the roses, they truly are fabulous, delicate...and therefore completely absent from my yard! ;)

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    1. See, another thing you and I have in common! LOL I am horrible with plants and I don’t understand why. Maybe it’s because I love them to death, you know, overdo the care and maintenance. However, the weeds in the yard seem to thrive and I use everything I can get my hands on to try to kill them. Hmmmm, now there’s a thought. If I try to kill the plants, maybe they will live??!!! LOL Thanks for the luck…the poor bush is going to need it! :-)

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  5. I found your blog today up on surfing the web. I had to smile when I came upon this post. My husband is from Texas and after 15 years of marriage and living all over we finally made our way to Texas.

    I wasn't to keen on the idea let me say. For our wedding anniversary that year he went out of his way and found a special gift for me. It was two of the Belinda's Dream roses.

    I have always loved roses and had just left our dream home in Arkansas where we had worked on our yard for many long years and yes it was filled with roses. Long story short these two Belinda's Dream rose plants were just what I needed.

    We have now lived in Texas for almost eight years and my two plants are more beautiful each year. And they will always hold a special meaning......especially their name!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Belinda

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    1. Belinda, I'm so glad you stopped by! What a wonderfully sweet story! And I'm glad to know that they will thrive in Texas for when we finally make our way back! Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your story! I love to read comments and hear about other's stories and life events! Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you will visit again soon!

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