Bloom Thyme Friday: When the temps drop

The temps are dropping quicker that I had hoped for — at least more drastically than I had hoped for October. Seems the number 70 has been forgotten… 80 and 90 were very commonly heard from May until Tuesday. Now today we are hearing 50s, 40s, and 30s. I really should not be complaining about the weather as we watch our southern friends crawl out from under the horror that was Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

No, fall is not my favorite. I get so much more excited (many might say tooooo excited) about spring and the rebirth. 😂  By the way, as of today, I believe it is 158 days until spring. But, who’s counting!?!?!

Next for me is to don my coat and do a bit of fall cleanup. I confess to being one of those who doesn’t do much in the way of fall clean up. If you want to read more about what I do, read on here.  I do have bulbs to plant and that’s real exciting. More daffodils, crocus, tulips and garlic! It will be fabulous to see them in the spring! 🌷🌱🌷

 

BLOOM THYME THIS WEEK

Some of the roses are ready for a break, but some have been blooming like crazy. While I should be leaving the blooms on the shrub to calmly, quietly make hips and go to sleep … I find it hard to do that and have been cutting enough for a few bokays!

Even some of the perennials are showing off! Here are some going out with a bang…

Stokes Aster . One of the best rose companions.
Champagne Wishes / Easy Elegance Collection
Fun in the potting shed…

Head Over Heels / Easy Elegance Collection
View this week from my Potting Shed porch

While we are on the topic of weather… I have to confess that I do love the snow. More each year. The days that I spend “cooped up” with Mr. G when the snow is falling are some of the very best. Those of you who know him, know that he doesn’t stay cooped up long. He has to go out and blaze trails in the snow and that is fun too.

Whatever the weather, wherever you are … BLOOM!

Rose Buzz: Weekly Rose Walk

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The rugosas and the old garden roses with their fireworks bloom displays and incredible fragrance are fading into the background, but there are other bloomers taking center stage.

 

Anna's Promise Grandiflora Hybridizer: Tom Carruth  Easy Care Fragrant

Tom Carruth’s Anna’s Promise Grandiflora
Lovely / Vibrant / Easy Care / Fragrant

Another show of Music Box.
Another show of Music Box.

Ping Lim’s  lovely Music Box is beginning to open.
Look at all those buds!

Dr. Buck's Quietness is out of the world this week. This rose is a part of he Earth Kind series.

Dr. Buck’s Quietness is out of the world this week.

This rose is a part of the Earth Kind series.

Quietness up close ... swoon ... oh how I love this rose!

Quietness up close … swoon … oh how I love this rose!

Gemini ... one of the prettiest Hybrid Teas on the planet

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Keith Zary’s Gemini … One of the prettiest Hybrid Teas on the planet!

 

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Tom Carruth’s Falling in Love … Another one of the prettiest Hybrid Teas on the planet!

 

Proven Winner's Cherry Pie from the OSO Easy Collection

Proven Winner’s Cherry Pie from the OSO Easy Collection

David Austin's The Lady's Blush ... delicate and lovely

David Austin’s The Lady’s Blush … delicate and lovely

Our Lady of Guadalupe and her neighbors

Keith Zary’s floribunda Our Lady of Guadalupe and her neighbors

 

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Thanks for stopping by.

What’s creating buzz in your world this week?

Bloom Thyme Friday: Easy Elegance

All the beauty, none of the work!

That is the way Ping Lim describes his EASY ELEGANCE line of roses. Ping Lim, the renown hybridizer, has a line of beautiful, easy care roses that has been getting a lot of attention. I’ve been thinking about adding some for the last couple of years.

Last weekend while at Lowes, I noticed they had a very large selection of EASY ELEGANCE roses and I never remember their having very many of them before, so I took that as a sign that this was the time to try them. Wouldn’t you think the same thing????? I know what you are thinking, I am very easy to persuade when it comes to roses and you are right. 🙂 My rose society also has some of the Easy Elegance roses for sale at a very reasonable price, so I have stocked up!

Here are the ones I bought: Music Box, All The Rage, High Voltage, Sunrise Sunset & Sweet Fragrance.

ADDED BONUS: This is the first rose collection to offer a 2-year homeowner guarantee to show how confident they are in their roses. You can read more about these roses here… http://www.easyelegancerose.com/

I am very excited to see how these roses do in my garden!

I’ll keep you posted!!

Sweet Fragrance
Sweet Fragrance
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Sunrise Sunset
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All The Rage
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High Voltage
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Music Box
Ping Lim
Ping Lim

Bloom Thyme Friday

Happy Bloom Thyme Friday!