Sunday, July 3, 2011

I think I'm in love!

My first ever rose bush has its first bloom! I've been like a new mother, checking it every day for aphids and spraying it if I see even one. As you can see, it is gorgeous! Here it is from a bud to a full blown flower. And as a bonus - it smells good. I take full credit!

Don't you love the color?


It was raining today as I took these photos. I always knew I could grow roses! I am just sooooooo proud!

My rose is "Tropicana." The label says "Very fragrant, coral-orange, flowers bloom above glossy, dark green foliage. Hybrid Tea Rose." I planted it this spring (early May) as a bare root plant.

Join Mary at Little Red house for Mosaic Monday and see what everyone is up to.

21 comments:

Mary said...

Your "baby" is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at MM> :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is a beautiful rose and such a pretty tangerine pink! Lovely!

Vee said...

That is a delicious color. I want some lipstick that color. I just purchased a knock-out rose this evening so that I might hope to grow a rose. They don't look as lovely as yours, but colorful. You should be proud!

Shelia said...

So beautiful and thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jill Harrison said...

gorgeous colour. What is the name of this one. Roses are a plant that will continue to shower you with beauty in your garden year after year.
Enjoy and have a wonderful week.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your rose is so gorgeous. I just love the color, simply stunning. Thanks for stopping by.

Paula

Carol said...

It's a gorgeous rose! And I am sure it smells just heavenly! Stunning shots, so pretty.

Pondside said...

I love the colour - and every rose should have a wonderful perfume, so I'm glad your Tropicana is scented.

Bernie said...

It is a beauty! Well done.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous rose and to have a photograph with the raindrops is wonderful. Jackie in Surrey, UK

Maggie said...

Congratulations, your first rose is truly a stunner, I can almost smell it's sweet perfume all the way over here in Normandy.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maggie

Carol at Serendipity said...

Nancy,
Just a beautiful rose - my favorite color! Gorgeous photography.

Carol

{oc cottage} said...

What a gorgeous color!!! ENJOY!!!

m ^..^

Loretta said...

Wow, what beautiful color...you really captured the essence of them! I've always enjoyed your blog and now I am your new follower...won't you come over and follow us too...we would love having you and your wonderful ideas? Have a beautiful day...Hugs!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Gorgeous, I love roses.

A Garden of Threads said...

I feel very motherly toward my roses. Your rose is gorgeous love the shots with raindrops.

Suzy said...

Tropicana is a great one to grow. I love taking water drop rose shots and you took some good ones!

Janet said...

Beautiful rose; I think I can grow roses and I can't! Very sad, but I try every year and fail...miserably ;(

Cindy said...

So pretty Nancy!!!

Emreen said...

Ah!! The joy one gets when flowers bloom...!! Love the orange rose... Beautiful snapshots..!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an unusual color and a perfect bloom! You have a green thumb...you should plant some more! ♥