Wednesday, October 15, 2014

French Lace, Seduction & a bit of a laugh!



With the warmer weather approaching.. 30C yesterday, 35C today.. roses are flourishing everywhere with gay abandon :) Here in my garden my favourite Floribunda Seduction below is experiencing a bit of stiff competition from my newest standard also a Floribunda French Lace above. The delicate French Lace wins as far perfume goes, but oh la! the colours of Seduction, c'est très très beau oui!


I couldn't resist sharing one of my funniest birthday cards..one of my best buds, possibly tired of my constant lament 'I have to lose that 5 kilos' decided she'd give me a solution, I just have to increase my height, hilarious :) Hope that you're having a good week, take care..





27 comments:

  1. Fabulous roses and photographs, Grace!
    The cartoon made me smile, nice :-)

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  2. Such gorgeous roses, Grace, and I do agree with Karl, you captures are superb! Love the detail!
    Now, as for the birthday card -- I needed one just like that and will need it even more next year when I turn 82!! Holy Cow, how on earth did I ever get so old???? Guess I haven't been paying attention to the calendar!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

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  3. You obviously have a master gardener's touch.

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  4. Beauty and laugh ! a very positive post !

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  5. The roses are gorgeous but, that birthday card gave me a good laugh. I've always said that I'm the perfect wait for someone 4 inches taller.

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  6. French lace? Seduction? You're getting me all hot and bothered on my return to the USA. (I used to grow French Lace, too, but I gave up on rose gardening and enjoy Elizabeth Park's roses as a proxy.)

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  7. The first rose is brilliant with just a hint of pink, and if it has a great smell, all the better.

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  8. Superbes roses ! Be careful when you learn to use stilts though Grace. They can be treacherous you know?!

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  9. I could almost smell those roses. ...and thank you. Now I know the problem ..I need to grow taller!

    I have not picked out the courses yet. Crazy busy around here!!!

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  10. I love the French Lace, Grace! Cool card. ;-)

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  11. There is just enough of a hint of pink in the French Lace to make it my favourite of the two. (not a fan of pink, to tell the truth)

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  12. Those are some really nice rose photos. I'll show them to my favorite daughter so she can do a painting. She loves painting roses.

    Also, a great picture of Grace on stilts.

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  13. Beautiful roses.
    FUN CARD!
    A big SMILE from me "up north", in Stavanger

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  14. Perfect DOF. The subtle colors in the first photo are exceptional.

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  15. What a smashing rose!!!!!!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3

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  16. I like the birthday card, very understandable! Those five kilos never leave I am afraid, they belong to us for ever....:)

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  17. That's a pretty good one. I'll have to remember that one. Funny.

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  18. Such beautiful roses! I like the card! :)

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  19. the roses are beautiful, wish i could smell them! oh that card made me lol, literally! too funny!

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  20. Gorgeous roses Grace. I love the birthday card too.

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  21. Beautiful roses...but I love the birthday card best!

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  22. Wow, beautiful roses ( which you are growing).
    The roses is smiling :)

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