Rose Buzz: Some Like It Hot

Rose Buzz_7_whiteI don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but around here it is HOT. As you know, it has been RAINY and I mean RAINY. Now it is HOT and I mean HOT. Or at least around here the 90s are HOT. In the deep south my friends are hotter but 90 is hot enough for me … HOT.

I thought as the temps soared, I would have very few roses blooming but that has not been the case. Although I am wilting, the roses aren’t. There are certainly a few that are laying low or sending out small blooms, but today we are going to focus on the ones that don’t seem to be bothered by the heat…

Lady Salisbury (David Austin) Looks delicate but it one tough rose!
Lady Salisbury (David Austin) Looks delicate but it one tough rose!
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe (Jackson & Perkins)
Coral Drift
Coral Drift (Star Roses & Plants)
Poseidon (Kordes/Certified Roses)
Another shot of Poseidon with her neighbors
Another shot of Poseidon with her neighbors
Red Drift (Star Roses & Plants) Rarely without bloom!
Red Drift (Star Roses & Plants) Rarely without bloom!
Beverly (Kordes/Certified Roses/Winner at Biltmore International Rose Trials)
Petit Pink
Petit Pink (Proven Winners OSO Happy Series)
Charlotte DA
Charlotte (David Austin)
Black Forrest
Black Forrest (Kordes/Certified Roses)
Falling in Love
Falling in Love (A beautiful Tom Carruth HT)
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Smoothie (Proven Winners (OSO Happy Series)
Quietness (Dr. Buck) (left) and Music Box (Ping Lim) (right)
Music Box Up Close
Music Box Up Close
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie (Proven Winners OSO Easy Series)
Little Mischief
Little Mischief (Ping Lim’s Easy Elegance Collection)


Some of these lovelies made their way to a vase…



ย I have a new shrub rose that I planted a few weeks ago, Sunshine Daydream.

I’m excited to see what it’s going to do. It’s another pretty, fragrant yellow! ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you grow it? Any advice on it?

7 thoughts on “Rose Buzz: Some Like It Hot

  1. So lovely to see all your blooms, Teresa. I came across Poseidon at the Peggy Rockefeller garden and I just loved how the buds were peeping out from behind the blooms. The list of blooms I want to paint after my trip to NY is very long but Poseidon might just be floating up to the top!

  2. I wish all my roses were as healthy as yours! they are beautiful. I always have blight, bugs and blackspot to deal with all summer long. I still have nice blooms, but the foliage looks terrible (zone 5b- Nova Scotia Canada)

    1. We have our share of problems too. I have some that have been cut back completely due to fungus and a few that are dealing with midge. In a garden my size there are always THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY! Glad you stopped by and best of luck with your roses! If this year hasn’t been the best, there is always next year. We gardeners are the perennial optimists!

  3. I have to congratulate you on having the most gorgeous and healthy looking roses in the middle of summer. Really stunning! They all look so healthy and vibrant. Mine are decidedly ragged right now! Im hoping for a better display in the fall. I love the DA rose Lady Salisbury. Wonderful post and pics! Thanks for sharing.

    Kate R

  4. I have Sunshine Daydream. I’m a novice grower, and it’s in the first full growing season (planted last fall). It’s a lot bigger than Beverly (its next door neighbor), and has really taken off. I never spray, and it looks great. Enjoy!

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