The First Roses of Spring

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 The first batch of English roses has bloomed
 I cut these the other evening,
 and the light was so beautiful it seemed to make the flowers glow




 This variety is David Austin "Evelyn" 
and it is such a romantic wonderful color

 A bit of peach....a bit of cream



 The fragrance is amazing...like sweet tea
 This is a wonderful addition to any garden...try one in your's
You will fall in love!


~kelley~
38 comments:
  1. Ohhh, those peonies are so beautiful in the blue container. Gorgeous!

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  2. Hello Kelly
    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
    You have brough a huge smile to my face...I LOVE living in Sweeeeden but what I miss most about the UK is my English Country Garden, colour and blooms and scents.
    Long my your roses and garden bloom
    LOVE PEACE enJOY
    Julie
    x

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  3. Oh, gorgeous! I love David Austin roses. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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  4. you've captured my ❤ ... again!

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  5. Those are gorgeous, and what beautiful pictures with that light! I just got a beautiful "Moonstone" rosebush yesterday, but now I want one of these :)

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  6. Your photos look like they belong in a magazine - just amazing. The roses too! Lori

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  7. In major flower love! I just put my first David Austins in the ground yesterday and you're never going to guess what happened. I mean, I knew i would have some pests with them, but I never thought my eleven year old lab would be one of them! I just walked in the door and looked outside to find one of them dug up! I'm so mad right now!

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  8. I don't think there's anything prettier than David Austin roses. Love that they smell like sweet tea!
    xo J~

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  9. Those are amazing. I love English roses! I've not had any luck growing them but yours are spectacular!

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  10. What beautiful blooms! The whole arrangement is gorgeous in that blue pitcher! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are amazing...and beautiful photography too! I love your choice of container!

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  12. How I wish I could see them...and SMELL them in person. They are so beautiful!

    I'm just about ready to give up having a garden. My thumb and all my fingers seem to be black this year. Nothing is growing except weeds. The only saving grace I have is the one Midas Touch rose in my back yard...it grows and blooms in spite of me.
    Jane (Artfully graced)

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  13. Love seeing your roses... I don't have Evelyn but it looks lovely. I just posted my first blooms of the year... pink roses as well!

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  14. So jealous! Your roses are beautiful :) Wonderful photos, too!

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  15. oh my goodness...I will never forget this post and I will be buying this rose...stunning such beautiful colour...Thank you thank you Thank you for sharing this ...All I can say is WOW...

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  16. I am not much of a rose fan, but that chair is divine!

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  17. these are beautiful....i love love roses ....and i didn't know there was an Evelyn rose! Evelyn is my middle name and my Mother's name...if i would've known this, i would've ordered some for my Mom on Mom's Day. Next yr I know the gift!!
    xoxo

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  18. I have "Heritage" by David Austin and they my blossoms are in full bloom and very fragrant...there are a few more David Austin roses I'd like to add to my garden. Yours look amazing. I've never seen that color, wonderful!
    Karen

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  19. These are absolutely gorgeous Kelley!! How I wish I had your green thumb.

    Thanks so much for the sweet bday wishes yesterday.
    Hugs~
    T

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  20. THANK YU

    THANK YOO

    THANK YOU

    Kelley ; 0 )

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  21. I love garden roses, and this variety is particularly gorgeous -- so different and so much better than commercially grow roses. And that warm, golden California light. What can I say? I love living here!

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  22. Oh my-
    they are lovely.
    Help!
    I need a rose care tutorial.
    I live in South Texas and mine are not blooming right now.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    Do you feed them?

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  23. Oh my word, I think you have the most amazing garden! Those roses are to die for! Thanks for the infusion of beauty on a Tuesday -- much needed!

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  24. Oh this David A. rose is my favorite. Just starting to bloom. In my hot climate it puts on a good show in Spring..and a little in the Fall, it's worth it tho. Love the abundance you have, thanks for sharing!

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  25. These are absolutely amazing! You continually amaze me!
    Xo Melissa

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  26. Gorgeous! I can smell them in NJ! Off to check out your other post on David Austin Roses.

    Deborah

    PS Stop by and enter my Cottage Charm Give-Away. Lots of antique and vintage items.

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  27. Threw away all my roses this year. I got tired of trying to keep them healthy. But seeing your photos makes me remember that some things are worth the work... so pretty.

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  28. Just looking at these photos makes me smile! So beautiful and I love love love that white bench!

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  29. Thank you for all of the wonderful thoughts and comments.

    Here are my tips for roses:

    They like amendments, like good compost and fertilizer. I try not to over water but we had a really wet winter so that has affected them a bit. I spray for rust/mildew and aphids three times a year. In California you don't need to prune them back until December, and I don't prune way back unless the plant has dead growth.

    Happy rose gardening...roses are so fun to have in your garden!

    ~kelley~

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  30. Just Beautiful! I have the David Austin Roses growing in my garden here in Nebraska. I love them!

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  31. I don't know what is more beautiful...the roses or your gorgeous photograph!

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  32. Your roses really are gorgeous!! I can just imagine the scent! I love how they look in the vintage blue enamelware pitcher.

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  33. These pictures are amazing...and what a fabulous adirondack chair!!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  34. Just wanted to say that because of your inspirational post on David Austin Roses last year...We got mom some last year for Mother's day. This being New England - it won't be until this year before we see them really take off - but she was DELIGHTED!
    thanks

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  35. Just Beautiful- The Smell-the simple beauty-and truly in any color..
    Love the image..Thanks for sharing
    Karryann

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  36. Your roses are simply gorgeous...yep...I think I'll have to try some roses in my garden too.

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  37. Spectacular....I can almost smell them. You have so many blooms! I just have buds. Hopefully, soon!

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