Travel Photo Thursday | My Rose Garden

Travel Photo Thursday | My Rose Garden

This time around, I chose something a little closer to home and to my heart.  My rose garden….well, some of it….I have 32 roses in my one-acre yard and I may be forced to add to my collection if I can find the time.    These pics are the first year’s blooms, after that, I was hooked.  I just gave them a nice pruning last week and will feed them alfalfa pellets right before the next rain.  I suppose in some small way, there is an international connection to this week’s photo because my dream is to have an English Cottage garden.

It’s nice to know that I will have this to look forward to after the cold chills of winter subside.  I can just imagine sitting on my front porch, drinking sweet tea and inhaling the sweet bouquet emanating from the rose garden.  The morning dew will be just evaporating and the sun will still be kind.  But don’t worry.  I’ve placed another rocking chair right next to me.  Have a seat!


Rose Garden

Falstaff Rose


Rose Garden

Salsa rose


Rose Garden

Simply Marvelous rose


Rose Garden

Iceberg rose


Rose Garden

New Dawn rose


Rose Garden

Tuscan Sun rose


Rose Garden

Christopher Marlowe rose



Renee King
  • Cathy Sweeney
    Posted at 11:57h, 27 January Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Renee! They remind me of the roses that my parents had in their garden for so many years. Nice.

    • Renee
      Posted at 13:24h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks, Cathy….I place gardening right behind traveling when it comes to things I love to do!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 13:38h, 27 January Reply

    Beautiful! Makes me wish I had a green thumb!

    • Renee
      Posted at 13:43h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks, Kelly! And congrats on your new venture, The Go Girl Guides! Everyone check it out!

  • Michael Figueiredo
    Posted at 13:59h, 27 January Reply

    Very pretty, Renee! It already feels like springtime! 🙂

    • Renee
      Posted at 14:10h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks, Michael…..I can’t wait!

  • Christopher
    Posted at 16:10h, 27 January Reply

    I’m an avid flower photographer, so I love these. 🙂

  • adventureswithben
    Posted at 19:20h, 27 January Reply

    I read in a book that the best photos of flowers are not from above, but from the sides. The reason being – we normally see flowers from above, so a side view offers a perspective we don’t see often. I tried it once and have been doing it ever since. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

    • Renee
      Posted at 19:51h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks for that tip, Ben. I will definitely try that…seems like it would be nice to see the roses from that perspective.

  • Migrationology
    Posted at 20:37h, 27 January Reply

    I can already imagine the cup of tea to go with the lovely view!

    • Renee
      Posted at 22:10h, 27 January Reply

      Awww….thanks….I’m lucky to live on a quiet street too….nice and peaceful to go with the view.

  • John in France
    Posted at 21:58h, 27 January Reply

    Lovely. I am having summer here and we are just getting our second lot of buds on our rose bushes – beautiful!

    • Renee
      Posted at 22:08h, 27 January Reply

      Now, that’s just not fair! lol Is lavender growing in France this time of year too? Another one of my favorites.

  • inka
    Posted at 02:38h, 28 January Reply

    I love, love love roses! I envy you for having a garden and obvioulsy also a talent for growing the Queen of flowers.

    • Renee
      Posted at 05:34h, 28 January Reply

      Thanks, Inka! I’d wanted to grow them for awhile, but was afraid to do so. After doing a little research on’s Roses forum and hearing over and over again that there was nothing to fear I gave it a shot five years ago. The main thing is to treat it during the winter to help avoid blackspot, pruning them correctly so that it can ‘breathe’ in the center and establishing a feeding/watering system. I think that I am hooked on climbers now. It wasn’t always that way. I’d planted a few and started to give up when they did not bloom. I didn’t know that it took three seasons before you would see blooms (at least in my neck of the woods). It’s a learning process, I’m not a rosarian by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s certainly rewarding.

  • robin
    Posted at 04:19h, 28 January Reply

    quite the accomplished gardener if they are all in your garden!

    • Renee
      Posted at 05:35h, 28 January Reply

      Yep, they are and lots more too! Thanks, Robin!

  • Christy
    Posted at 12:14h, 28 January Reply

    I’ll come join you! :)It looks like you really enjoy gardening, Renee. Your roses look very well taken care of.

  • Laurel
    Posted at 15:02h, 28 January Reply

    I can’t believe they’re all in your garden. It appears that you’re a woman of many talents 🙂

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