Monday, June 01, 2015

Pink roses

Roses are still going strong around the neighborhood. I pass these on my morning walks with Callie. A couple of our neighbors have gardeners that prune and spray their rose bushes (and probably feed them as well) so that they look great each spring. I prune ours, but I don't do anything else in particular to them. So occasionally we'll have some aphids that reduce the flowering. I deal with aphids by squirting them off the plant with a hose; sometimes I'll put soapy water in a spray bottle and spray them, all with mixed results.

A rose is a rose is a rose.

The summer and winter squash seedlings are planted out now. Sunday was dry, but windy. We had a little rain overnight but it didn't amount to much more than sprinkles. I tossed and turned most of the night for some reason. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the bowl of tortilla chips and salsa I ate last evening.


  1. trop trop joli !

  2. Je suis la même personne qui a laissé le commentaire ci dessus . Votre photo m'a tellement plue que je me suis permise de la récupérer ....SVP , pourriez vous m'indiquer comment vous avez pris cette photo ? NL

  3. I have that same problem with completely unexplainable insomnia.

  4. Wellllll, that certainly is a lovely rose :)

  5. roses are perfect for each occasion

  6. Pretty. I used to grow roses. Lovely flowers yes.

  7. anon (nl), je suis ravi d'apprendre que ma photo vous a plue ! Voilá pour les détails : f/3.2, 1/500s., ISO-2000, distance focale 100mm.

    mitch, it's a curse, I tell 'ya!

    judy, thanks!

    stuart, merci !

    gosia, :)

    michael, probably too hot where you are now (oh, that doesn't sound right, does it?).

  8. Our roses have been terrific this year! We have light pink long stems, and dark pink shrub roses, magenta shrub roses, and orange shrub roses. All of them are blooming simultaneously and look great. We have to dust ours for aphids too, otherwise those darn bugs will eat the bushes to death.


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