Thursday, May 3, 2012

Petal Pusher

 Blooms galore in the desert!  Today we focus on a rose garden near my house.  I've had an excellent show in our own gardens this year.  But if inspiration is needed, you must visit The Gardens.  It's getting hot and the roses will soon be finishing up.
 Roses perform best in Tucson during the months of March/April/beginning of May and than later in October/November before our winter begins.   They do go into a hibernation but always snap back in early spring. 
 I've done a lot of writing about roses on this blog and you can find those links just by typing in "rose" up in the search box above.  Here are some of my favorite shots from this incredible rose garden. 
 Roses come in all colors.  For some reason, I enjoy the above colors better than the traditional red.
 But as you can see, there are so many choices to pick from.....where does one start?:) I started with a  couple bushes a year and always add different colors for the El Presidio gardens.  More tomorrow....

19 comments:

RoeH said...

That's worth a day trip!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, such a beautiful array of colors. I'd be sniffing them too.

Desert Dweller said...

It looks as though roses thrive in the oasis in Tucson every bit as well as they do in my region. Very nice...we are at rose peak, soon to join you in 4-5 weeks if it heats up.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shots. i managed to kill both rose bushes that were growing here.

Diane AZ said...

Those roses are really gorgeous! I haven't been able to grow roses successfully yet but I am tempted to try again...

Magpie said...

Absolutely wonderful. I have tried without success to grow roses. One of my favorites is "Angel Face". I love it's lovely lavender color and beautiful fragrance.

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty flowers, I love them.

ShySongbird said...

They are just beautiful Chris, all those glorious sunny colours! Your desert looks more like England than England at the moment especially as we lost all of April to rain and so far May is going the same way :-(

eileeninmd said...

Your roses are gorgeous, I love the colors. They remind me of sherbert. Beautiful photos.

Rohrerbot said...

It is!!! Beautiful little garden. And when you're done, there are lots of other places to visit in Tucson:)

Rohrerbot said...

I'd try Diane because they do well in certain spots....a little bit of shade that will break up the strong summer sun and somewhere out of the wind if possible. Roses HATE wind:) I've messed around with several now and as long as I fertilize and water, I've got winning blooms:)

Rohrerbot said...

I'm sorry about all your rain. I've seen and heard all about the swamps left behind. Hopefully you'll all have better weather this month:)

Pam said...

The Gardens are full to over flowing with a beautiful array colors and different roses. Its no wonder you find it hard to decide.

tracy said...

I agree. I don't care for the solid red roses so much. By the way, when I saw your post title I was wondering if you were going to confess to wearing another type of pants. :-) (You are probably too young to even know what that means!)

africanaussie said...

Now here is what you can grow in your desert and I cant in my heat and humidity - roses. so beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous roses, Chris. We grow roses here too--but ours are hybrid teas and grandiflora. We have 55 different varieties ---and all of ours have a wonderful fragrance... They are AWESOME---just like the ones you saw and photographed...

Thanks for sharing such beauty.
Betsy

Kalantikan said...

Hello Kreesh, happy weekend! If you did not say they are roses in the desert, i will think they are from some sub-tropical climates. They're so beautiful. By the way, i also made another blogsite, i call it Pure Oxygen Generators, www.pureoxygengenerators.blogspot.com. It is long because i made a lot of mistakes in creating a new one. Now i dont know how to delete the other one! haha. I am now Kalantikan!

Stephanie said...

Rohrerbot, I would love to be there... where you shot the last two pics... very captivating colours... I bet it smells wonderful also hehe...

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the name of this post too!