Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old fashioned roses

Don't you just love the old fashioned roses? The ones that still have an amazing fragrance?
The ones that have not had the smell bred out
of them?

The rose bush I picked these from has been on our
property for years...maybe even centuries. I have
had the good fortune of replanting starts so I now
have three of the bushes. I want to dig up and replant
more this year so they can line my yard in front of
the house.
All I do is get a shovel, dig up a start, make a
hole and plant it. No extra fussing around
with them at all. I am blessed.

Happy weekend~


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... yes, I can smell your Heavenly old~fashioned roses all the way from your home to mine... love the luscious color and you are right, they smell so wonderful, nothing else can compare... they look so pretty in your little vintage china bowls... I gather every fallen petal of my roses... don't want to lose a single treasure... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Sandi and Happy Pink Saturday to you. Love your roses; they are just like mine! They look so pretty in their bowls.
My roses haven't bloomed yet and I'm anxiously waiting for them to. They do have the most wonderful fragrance and I love the old fashioned look to them. They remind me of lovely Victorian ladies. Thanks for sharing yours and enjoy your weekend.


Ozma of Odds said...

...just GOR-geous, dear Sandi!
simply adore your pretty dishes too:)
xo, Rosemary

A Rosy Note said...

What prettiness! I love the scent of roses too. I used to have a big row of bushes lining my sidewalk and it smell just wonderful as you'd walk up to the front door :)

June said...

Oh boy, I am in Heaven with this post Sandi! I love these pictures!!! You are so very blessed indeed!
hugs from here...

Bonjade said...

Oh if only I could smell these lovely rose leaves........
Fine weekend

Donna said...

Oh, I love all those colors! And drying the petals in pretty antique dishes - how clever!

Poca Luna said...

Sandi, the roses are so delicate in the china bowls! What a pretty post!

Elyse said...


virtual sniffffff!


Amy Kinser said...

I love to smell a rose that actually has a fragrance. You are right, that so many have no scent.

Love the way they look in your beautiful china.

A Cottage Muse said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandi!
Your bowls are just lovely too, you have quite a collection!
Happy Sunday!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

okay Sandi, please tell me what a rose "start" is. I would love to do that with some fairy roses that have spread out next to the front walk but I don't know exactly what a start is. xo

Patti said...

Love that rose. I want a start!!

Patti said...

Ooh! I want a cutting!!