Monday, November 8, 2010

The Last of the Roses



Despite the evening frosts, two little brave roses continued to blossom in the garden. All of their friends had gone to sleep days ago. There they stood, together, through the dark cold nights, awaiting the warmth of the next sunrise.

I took them in hopes of extending their last few days of soft beauty and heavenly fragrance.

This variety is called New Dawn, which are wonderful climbers. I planted two along our picket fence and a third grows on a trellis near the dining patio.

xo

47 comments :

  1. New Dawn is my absolute favorite rose. It has such a delicate colour and a stunning perfume. They look so pretty in your pots.

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  2. So Sweet! One for each Baby Aww! Hope all is going well and soooo excited to see your sweet lil one's.~Cheers Kim

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  3. Just beautiful roses.
    Have a nice afternoon.
    Teresa

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  4. They are gorgeous Trina. We have a New Dawn that covers the back of our garage, but it hasn't bloomed since last spring. Enjoy those beauties.

    -Rene

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  5. Stunning!! I can not believe you still had two lone survivors!! Imagine the conversation they had between the two of them at how lucky they were to be brought into your beautiful home to spend their remaining days!

    xo,
    joan

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  6. I'm in denial that summer is over and I'm happy to have a little validation from your roses. These "late summer" flowers seem all the more precious.

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  7. What lovely roses, and shown at their best in a super vingette.

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  8. Hi Trina,

    Soo beautiful!! I have a New Dawn rose too!!
    I just love the color. Your photo is lovely!!
    Do you know the pattern of that transferware?

    Thanks,
    Rachel

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  9. Simply beautiful! New Dawn is really a wonderful rose! Have a nice week...

    Raffaella
    http://melogranoantico.blogspot.com

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  10. how lovely they are...love the way you write...such beautiful words of description!

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  11. Hi Trina, New Dawn - had that in my last house, with a clematis (tiny cream flowers) growing through it - stunning. Alas, couldn't fit one in this house, so happy to see this rose again - great choice.

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  12. i noticed a few small roses in my backyard just this morning, fascinated they are there. i love those little vases!

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  13. So pretty. I've always wanted to try a climbing rose. So far, shrub roses have been all I've attempted. Maybe next spring I've find a spot to put a few.

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  14. Beautiful! I like that you post what type of flowers you have around so that I can write them down to plant when I have my own yard someday. My mom had a huge green thumb, but mine is barely emerging. :)

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  15. So pretty! I have that climber but its in a bit of shade so it doesn't bloom as beautifully as yours appears to.

    ~Melanie
    www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

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  16. Beautiful! I was thinking the same thing...one for each sweet baby!

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  17. Such a nice photo on a cold and rainy Fall day. Thanks for the Summer reminder. I just love roses. Kit

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  18. Pretty roses and I love the transferware platter.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  19. Gorgeous. Our pink roses bloomed up until a couple of weeks ago. I have never seen the likes of it. And it has been cold here a few days. We are Zone 3b, so that isn't pleasant for plants! Love the pink roses - still hanging on my plant too but looking faded.
    Hope you are well. xo Terri

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  20. Wonderful photo of beautiful flowers. I look forward to each and every post you make.

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  21. They look so pretty in their little silver vases and even prettier against the brown transferware in the background. I'm sure they are appreciating the warmth of your house and the warmth of your nurturing care! A sweet rescue...
    xo J~

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  22. How gorgeous they are!
    I rushed outside the morning after the first frost to save the last rose. Brought it inside and it totally lost all of its leaves. Guess the temperature change wasn't too good.

    Annelie

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  23. that shade of pink is lovely!

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  24. Just beautiful Trina,
    Hard to believe they lasted this long but now you get to enjoy them inside. It's always hard to let go this time of year isn't it. I love New Dawn roses...I had two in the garden and two on my trellis back in the city and hopefully next year we'll plant some here in the country. Mostly I'm looking forward to planting David Austin roses again...I love English roses. Enjoy your roses and the last of the season. Maura :)

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  25. love it when you post pics of the beautiful flowers that grow in your garden. We too are still getting roses that are blooming. We recently moved down south and I have tons of rose bushes in different varieties. Not sure what they are all called, but I know they are different because they all bloom with different color roses.

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  26. I still have a few pink blooms and I am enjoying them while I can. Yours are lovely...

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  27. Trina, I have to quietly tell you that here in South Australia it's ROSE TIME!! As I drove around today my heart was bursting at the riot of colour in gardens everywhere. I even took a peak at our old house & the glorious display of roses that MOTH so lovingly planted. Your New Dawn is truly stunning!
    Millie ^_^

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  28. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the variety. I will be looking out for this one.

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  29. I have New Dawn up here in Canada too. Lovely scent and hardy. Beautiful photo!

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  30. Beautiful roses, Trina! The last sweet reminder of summer......*sigh*..... I just covered the climbers on my arbor with burlap today --- in 60 degree weather! It's been a perfect autumn here in Michigan. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  31. My roses are in their final throws as well, but I'm enjoying every minute that I have them! Yours are lovely! I planted a New Dawn this fall and can't wait to smell it when it blooms next spring!

    Kat :)

    P.S. I love the pink with the brown transferware!

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  32. Beautiful! Hope you savored every last day with these beauties.

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  33. Always a bittersweet time of year.. goodbye garden yet looking forward to winter and the holidays :)

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  34. Oh My!!! The sweet sympathy you made me feel for those roses!!!

    I LOVE roses.... I have tried for years to grow them.... I never was patient enough.

    http://jonathanhowefineart.blogspot.com/2010/11/call-to-interior-designer.html

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  35. Truly lovely!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  36. Exquisite et very inspiring photo. New Dawn is one of the best roses in the world. I am never disappointed with it.


    ♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

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  37. Okay, this is the first time I've seen this blog. Your house is seriously stunning. I will definitely be popping in frequently to drool. As for the roses, I feel ya. Our breathtaking fuschia climbers just had their last bloom; made me so sad. I put them in a big vase on our coffee table to enjoy.
    Take care, Jen

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  38. hi trina,

    i am down to my last few roses also. a few more bloomed this weekend but i think that will be it until next year. glad you are enjoying yours.

    ~janet

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  39. Hi,
    just wanted to tell you, I LOVE your blog. It's earthy and quaint but honest and rustic...if that makes sense? lol. Found it on Wendy's
    'Beautiful Day' and immediately it jumped out at me. Good luck with your babies...I look forward to sharing more of your time and family life through your blog. It's inspired me with a few ideas for my own actually! xx

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  40. OH BTW, the roses and their little pots...gorgeous. Have to say my favourite rose...we have Pierre de Ronsards in a standard weeper. They ....are....spectacular. VERY envious about all those blueberries though! lol

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  41. Hi Trina,

    I'm not sure how to contact you other then through this comment section, but I'd like to recommend a website/blog that I think you might enjoy. It's called Fly Through Our Window or www.flythroughourwindow.com. This young mother has a husband and three young children and she loves to share her family life with others. I've learned so much from her. Her latest entry talks about a book she keeps documenting each of her children's birth that a close family member journaled. Take a look when you can.

    All the best,

    Maggie

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  42. Divine roses and divine blog. Glad to have discovered this little piece of blog heaven :) Paris in Pink

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  43. I KNEW they were New Dawn from the picture. Here in NW CT I have some brave buds on MY New Dawn climber. We have already had a hard frost but since they're near the house (or ON the house) they persevere altho all around them is over. I love New Dawn -- and this is yet another reason to love them.
    lucia

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