October 12, 2011
English Roses in the Fall
My english roses are putting out their last flush before winter. Above is 'Abraham Darby'.
In the fall, english roses often send out really tall stems with roses at the ends. My 'Eglantyne' bushes, above, have a few of these super tall stems right now.
'Sister Elizabeth' had more flowers this fall than it did in its first flush in July.
Here's another shot of 'Sister Elizabeth'.
'Teasing Georgia' looks more peach than yellow in the fall.
This picture shows how 'Lady Emma Hamilton' fades as the flowers open.
'Princess Alexandra of Kent' had enough flowers to make a bouquet . . .
. . . so here's what I brought inside. I also included white 'Claire Austin'.
The 'Claire Austin' roses shatter quickly, but 'PA of K' holds up well in the vase. They both smell delicious. It's nice to have this cheery arrangement to enjoy while the weather outside is cold, grey and rainy.