Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pink Roses Abound at Linderhof

Pink roses abound at Linderhof. It seems as if whenever I buy a rose it is pink!!! This darling fragrant pink rose over the arbor in the garden.
It's a pretty rose as well as a fragrant rose. This year it was so prolific in bloom that bouquets were brought inside for the breakfast room table.
My Seattle rose. It's small but wonderfully fragrant. It's a sweet rose and I think it may be a bit too shady for it where it is planted but I hate to disturb it because it is so happy!
And, of course, my pride and joy -- the William Baffin -- it's a prolific bloomer and will come back with a small burst of bloom in late August or early September.
It's a darling rose and although it isn't fragrant, it's leaves do make a wonderful potpourri.

I love rose season. Linderhof is full of blooms of my mostly pink roses. I'm not sure why I'm drawn to the pink ones, but I am . . . but, shhh! -- don't tell, my latest rose is yellow!!! (One of the Knock Out ones -- and it's fragrant!)

It's Saturday which means that it's time to join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. See what other pinks there are this Saturday!!!


Pondside said...

Gorgeous, all of them. I am looking forward to seeing roses bloom at Pondside this year too - thanks to the deer fence!

niartist said...

So gorgeous Martha - I've got a million things to tie up in my garden, and quite a bit to separate. All after just one year! Who would have known!?!? Oh, and the SLUGS ARE BACK! UGUAGHAGAHGAGHH! I'll post (probably Sunday about the garden - and start up Share a Garden again!) I hope you'll play along!

Allie and Pattie said...

My grandmother adored roses and passed it on to me. Here in NC, we battle insects I've never seen before and the everpresent deer marauders (the deer NEVER touched my roses in NY!) Those are so, so pretty Martha
xoxo Pattie

bj said...

My roses are the most beautiful they have been in years. I am sure it's all the wetness we had during the winter and spring.
I have pinks and corals....your pinks are beautiful.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Those are some amazing roses!!



Marilyn said...

Your season must be much earlier than mine--I'm ready for my roses to finish leafing out and then on to the buds and flowers! We just had snow earlier this week! Thanks for the pink lovlies this morning! ♥♫

Unknown said...

Beautiful roses. I love this time of year...

Quilt Works said...

Beautiful flowers - I love that shade of pink!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your roses are beautiful! I love roses too and find myself drawn more to the pinks than any other color:).



JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely pink roses - I love them too - though I don't have any yet. I just found the most fabulous spray - Liquid Fence - all natural - and it does actually keep the deer from munching on my yard - so I'm off to buy some rose bushes.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how gorgeous and I love the arbor too. Roses are by far my favorite. Hugs, Marty

Erica (Irene) said...

Gorgeous roses......mine have not bloomed yet. It is still chilly here, with rains. Lovely pink colour, they are my favourite roses.

Thanks for sharing. :-)

Ann said...

I can just imagine the fragrance in your garden! All of the varieties are beautiful. Happy PS

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a perfect pick for Pink Saturday. It is gorgeous. I hope you are having a truly rosey day. Blessings...Mary

Bernideen said...

I love that arbor.....lovely roses indeed!

Tina said...

Your roses are spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

Howdy Linderhof
Thank you so much !!!!!!!!!
My book arrived today :)
Kitchen Gardens by Betty Crocker
What a fabulous surprise .
I truly love this book .
Thank you so much for this delightful treasure.
May you find yourself blessed as richly as you have blessed others.
Your post was simply beautiful
and your flowers are all so gorgeous .
Well I must be off to work in the flower beds before the next round of rain.
Until next time
Blessings of joy
Happy Trails

The Norwegian said...

I love your roses. The fragrance almost came through your post!
I think your roses are happy because they know how much you love them. Those pinks are heaven.