Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Promise of a Rose

Having moved to The Singing Woods two years ago, I had to leave behind all my wonderful roses at
my old Victorian. Last year , I decided I needed my roses again, & sent for some Old Fashioned Roses
from Heirloom Roses. I had to BABY these bushes, as soil here is just not compatible to growing
When I came back from the Folk Art Show @ Cinammon Creek Cabin in KY this last Sunday, I was delighted to see the promise of this rose, Reine de Violette, with it's wonderful buds. The weather has turned quite cool here
but I am hoping she will bloom this week. I can smell her fragance NOW!! alas I am to be blessed with
one of my favorite roses blooming here in the wood.

Life is good, take time to stop & smell the roses~***~ Deena


Christine said...

I'm so glad that you have this rose,too,Deena.
I have an old one climbing my trellis with a deep blue clematis weaving it's way through it.
It's not even close to blooming yet, but seeing your beautiful rosebuds, I know that it'll be soon.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful singing woods.

Lana said...

Oh Deena! I had a Reine de Violette for a few years. It smelled heavenly! I had to move it several times in one year and it died. Be sure to share when it's in full bloom.

Suzanne said...

Deena, all my roses decided to bud and bloom this week..we are having warmer weather. Yours is beautiful! Can't wait to see a photo of it when it's full of roses!


Wendy said...

Lucky you Deena! Those look like really beautiful roses ready to blossom. I can smell them all the way over here :)

Christine said...


It is beautiful. I am so happy that I live a short drive to Heirloom Roses here in my Oregon. You have reminded me that I must get a new Cecille Bruner, for it is among my favorites and this new (old-1889)house of mine requires one. I'm on it now!!!
Christine L.