Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Antique Roses...

Valentine

The weather has been so nice lately with highs in the mid 80's.  This is my kind of weather.  Cold temperatures and I do not get along.  


Cinco De Mayo


My roses are loving these temperatures.  They shut down in the midsummer when it gets into the upper 90's and hundreds.


Knockout Rose

Except the Knockout roses.  They tolerate pretty much everything, but I am not sure how they handle snow because we don't get any.  They are amazing and bloom straight through the hot season when all the other roses stop blooming.



Knockout Rose

The rest of the roses are antique roses that I purchased from the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Tx.  They specialize in antique and native roses that are tough and can survive on their own.



Cinco De Mayo

The owner is a horticulturist who started out collecting cuttings of deserted roses found at old homesteads.


Eutin

The roses were neglected, but thriving.  This led to the identification and reproduction of many antique and gorgeous roses that were almost forgotten.


Lafter

Many of the newly bred roses do not have any of that amazing rose smell that is so wonderful.  The smell is often lost through the extensive breeding process.  However the antiques have naturally evolved and smell unbelievable!


Picture taken at the Rose Emporium

If you ever get a chance to visit the Rose Emporium, please do.  They are located in the middle of beautiful country and the gardens are amazing.


Picture taken at the Rose Emporium




If you are unable to visit, at least check out their website and online catalogue.  You can purchase their roses online and they will ship them to you.  Their online catalogue has beautiful pictures and details about each rose.


Pictures taken at the Rose Emporium
My family loves the Rose Emporium and we visit there at least once in the Spring and Fall.  It is so nice to get out in the country on a beautiful day and enjoy the quiet and the beautiful gardens full of roses and flowers.  I hope you have enjoyed a brief walk through the roses.
Have a Great Day!~ Candace










6 comments:

  1. LOL! My reaction to the first photo was "I can almost smell that rose!" and as I read on, you confirmed my thought. Beautiful roses should have a heavenly scent and I'm glad to read that these do. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. I love your roses. Gorgeous. I could almost smell them too.

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  3. antique rose imporium is a wonderful place to visit and buy. I had a ton of antique roses when I was in Texas but haven't planted any since I moved to Florida. I miss them. They smell heavenly. I have their catalog sitting right here next to me. :)

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  4. I adore roses! My mother used to grow the most amazing ones! Thanks for the walk!

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  5. How beautiful- thanks for sharing!!:)

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  6. We have about 8 knockout roses my hubby and I planted in our back yard and I am getting long shoots of dark red thron-filled stems coming out on each one. I looked it up and they said it could be a disease. They seem to not be harming anything. Any ideas or thoughts on that?

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