Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Rose by Any Other Name

You could smell the roses long before you could see them.

Roses at the Shore Acres Gardens
near Coos Bay, OR

Grandiflora
Wild Blue Yonder

Floribunda
Easy Does It

Grandiflora
Dick Clark

Floribunda
Rainbow Sorbet

Hybrid Tea
Love & Peace

Floribunda
Hot Cocoa

Floribunda
Amber Queen

Grandiflora
Tournament of Roses

Source: http://shoreacres.net/#

The roses are one small part of the gardens owned and developed by ship builder and lumberman Louis Simpson. He imported many plants to take advantage of the moist, temperate climate of the area. In the aerial photo above, the roses are on the left. The original house burned down in 1921. The gardens pride themselves on always having something in flower. While we were visiting the square gardens in the center picture were filled with masses of Dahlias…. all different! Wow! Such beauty!


14 comments:

  1. I had a hard time picking my favorite, but I think I'll go with the love and peace rose. So pretty!

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    1. I don't blame you! Each one was better than the previous… and the odor was dizzying!

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  2. Beautiful roses, Dreaming! And I loved the clatter of the cobbles in the waves in your last post. I miss that sound! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I loved the clatter. I could have sat there for hours listening to it… just as I could have pulled a chair up and enjoyed the rose garden with a good book!

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  3. For a moment there, I too could smell the roses.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Inger!
      Even though I haven't commented on your blog, I think of you often!

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  4. I'd love to stop and smell the roses.

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  5. What a beautiful setting...I don't do too well with roses, but someone sure did a great job with these!

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    1. I was amazed at the size of the stems. I guess lots of rain and temperate climates work wonders! Hmmm, gardeners probably help, too!

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  6. My wife loves roses. Where ever we lived, she planted them. During our three years in Italy she planted beautiful roses that grew up the walls of our little villa. Our Italian landlord was very pleased. When we lived on Emerald Isle, in the Outer Banks, she grew roses. But when we settled in the Blue Ridge mountains, they just wouldn't grow. No one here grows roses outside, at least that I know of, and we miss them.

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    1. We had trouble with roses in SC. Too much moisture and heat caused lots of problems with fungus and mildew.
      It certainly was amazing to see them.. without having to fuss with growing them!

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