Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Le Fleur

Jim at The Gaudy Garden requested to see my roses, and since I only have two rose bushes I opted to make today a Flower Tuesday.  Besides, I have a bush that I have no idea what it is, and I'm hoping for a little help in identifying it.
This is my Nearly Wild Rose
Nearly Wild Rose Buds
Nearly Wild Roses from the deck
My Something Rose.  I don't remember what kind of rose this is, but it starts out red, then gets more yellow in it, before it fades to a pretty pink
A Something Bud
A fading something rose
My Something Rose Bush
Got this plant from a neighbor.  He called it Sweet Betsy.  It has these little brown pods that open up like flowers.  They smell like strawberry wine coolers.
Then there's this bush.  It looks like a rose bush, but it has no thorns.  It was growing behind the shed when we moved in, so I dug it up and transplanted it.
A close up of the leaves
And these are the flowers.  We've never seen it bloom.  We transplanted it last spring and it didn't bloom.  But this year it did.  In fact, it just started blooming this past week.  There are tiny buds all over.  Does anyone have any idea what kind of plant this is?  If it blooms  all over like this it will be very pretty.

25 comments:

farmlady said...

All very beautiful..., but I would love to know what that plant is that has seed pods that open and smell like Strawberry Wine Coolers. Does Sweet Betsy have a botanical name?

LindaG said...

All very pretty. Thank you for sharing. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

It looks like a wild thornless rose to me. I'm not sure though. I have one but mine have thorns but I've seen them without thorns. You have some beautiful roses. The plant you called Sweet Betsy looks like spiders on it - I know it's buds - but you say it smells like strawberry wine coolers - I have to have one - wine cooler I mean.

Ya'll have a good evening.

Becca's Dirt said...

I can't believe your zinnia's aren't coming up. It may take them 2-3 weeks to come up. If they aren't up plant some more seeds. You'll have lots of zinnias.

Doc said...

The plant that smells like wine coolers is known as Calycanthus floridus or Carolina Allspice

Chicken Boys said...

Actually, the wine coolers sound good, Becca. Thanks Doc. Farmlady was interested in it. It's a great plant!
~Randy

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

beautiful. I miss my plantings at our former home but oh well... starting over

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

i think we are all blogging about similar themes over the last day or so...just planted some roses a day ago!

The Gaudy Garden said...

Those roses look GREAT! I'd like to think that I am helping everyone to become roseaholics.LOL

Donna said...

I use to have one of those mystery roses...never can remember the name! Sorry...
LOVE the Heirloom pink rose at the top!
Great shots Randy!
hughugs

Nekkid Chicken said...

Nice work there

Christine H. said...

great photos. Thank God for Spring! I wonder if your something rose is "Joseph's Coat."

Chickens in the Basement said...

Pretty roses! I had to snatch all of mine out last summer after the Japanese beetles and deer bruatlized them. I gave them to my friend, Pretty Sam. He swears they are blooming and gorgeous. I'd rather not know!

joanne said...

purdy flowers! It's still cool and rainy here so it's going to be awhile before we see flowers.

Kat said...

I love that orangish colored rose! Nice photos of all your blooms and bushes.

bad penny said...

I thought John would know the name !
Bramble has a red tinge in his hair which shows up in the sun - it's like he has a Henna rinsce in. It's lovely. How is Stripey Cat ?

dogsmom said...

I really need to learn more about flowers. I do well with animals, but living plants are beyond me.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Very pretty!

Ames said...

Hello Matey

Just read your comment on mums blog. I get that fed up that I just think, stuff it, i am going to delete everything (nut case lol)

Anyway...have no fear ;) you are in my bookmarks so I can just click on you and it will bring me straight here to read what you have been up too (as long as you aint been eating anymore chooks!!!!)

I will probably start a whole new blog up in a few days when I feel better...we will see

talk to you soon

Ames xxxxxxx

LemonyRenee' said...

Pretty! Have any plants that smell like margaritas?? That'd be the plant for me!

Cat said...

I think I agree with Christine H. That one looks like a Joseph's Coat rose. Wouldn't swear to it, but I think so...

I am so glad I am not the only one who has "oh, yes, it's a plant" names for what's in the garden!

Cat

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are pretty roses, I have some wild rose bushes I inherited along with the house, not a huge fan of roses myself.

Gill in Canada

LemonyRenee' said...

Randy, if you had an email address, I'd write and tell you what a great guy I think you are . . . thanks for your friendship. ;)

Toni aka irishlas said...

Florals are some of my favorite pictures. Nice pic!

ticc said...

What beautiful roses and plants. Thanks for sharing them. Have a wonderful day!!!