Sunday, August 14, 2011

Roses

My William Baffin roses are thriving this year.  Far Guy cut them way back in the early spring.

William Baffin Explorer Series

This is the only rose of the Explorer Series that was developed at the Morden Research Station in Morden Manitoba. I understand that even if they no longer research roses that they have display gardens. William Baffin is a wonderful rose, he is kinda a climber, he will climb to about twelve feet.  Mine are not nearly that tall because I have this pipe dream about them climbing up the metal wagon wheels.  I think they get too warm next to the metal, and their growth is slowed.

William Baffin in bud

  I could move the roses, or I could give up on the metal wheels..or maybe I could try some extra water and some fertilizer..I hope they don’t croak from some attention:)

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18 comments:

  1. I've never seen this particular rose before, Connie. It's a pretty color. Hope you have a wonderful, restful day. Mildred

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  2. They are beautiful! Far guy is doing a great job with them ;)

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  3. Please send smell:) They are pretty but its the smell that I love the most.

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  4. There is something about pictures of roses that triggers a smell in the room for me, Changes! And believe it or not, I smelled them when I looked at these pictures.

    I am always pleased to see that your banner still has the summer chairs and kayaks. I'll know summer is over when it changes...

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  5. Mmmmm... what a yummy color!
    How 'bout some wood wagon wheels?!!

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  6. I like all the Explorer roses......but Henry Hudson (the white one) is my favorite and does better here than the rest.

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  7. Your Baffin looks great. I need to start all over with mine. If I can find a sprout I will move it away from the drainage area of the garden shed. It is a wonderful rose and I leaned from it on a garden show on pbs. Bought mine in Duluth many years ago.

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  8. Nice roses. I want some for the front of the house. Having lots of flowers and plants is work, though, isn't it?

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  9. Beautiful!

    I have discovered roses love rocks at their feet and thrive with that extra warmth.

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  10. Lovely.
    I have never had luck with growing roses and eventually just gave up. Thanks for letting me enjoy yours!

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  11. They are beautiful !
    Sorry about last comment blogger went wacky on me ! Have a wonderful day !

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  12. I like the last picture of them the best. I love roses but don't spend any time in the yard on stuff anymore - - - it's too hot out there for too many months.

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  13. This is a beautiful rose. I will have to make note of it. I am looking for a 'bit of a climber' to grow on my shed. I really do like this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. As soon as your site came up, I smelled the scent of roses.

    Well, almost.

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  15. Love the colour:)
    You might be surprised what a bit of food and attention could do for that rose, ha ha, just sayin':)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie