Monday, May 17, 2010

Wealth of Roses

I'm just an average working gal. Don't have much money, but enough. But right now I do have a wealth of roses. We're going to have a rain storm later, so I had to go out to my two rose bushes and cut all that I could.  I have over a dozen, a bonus from my own garden!
The photo does not show the colors well. There are deep red blossoms from the Don Juan climber, and burnt red from the Cocoa Via.   I have had the Don for a long time now, the Cocoa I bought a few years ago for the front of my house. It is very thorny which discourages unauthorized picking of the blooms.
The best way to keep roses fresh is to keep them in a cool spot, change the water and clip the end of the stems every other day.  Also, make sure to remove any leaves from the stems in the water.  I know I will be enjoying my blooms for the rest of the week!


SendingLoveGallery said...

I love roses! your Don looks glorious : )

Made By Tammy said...

Those are Stunning!

Silver Canyons said...

absolutely beautiful1