Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sweet Roses

 Hello dear friends,
Hope you are having a lovely week
Anyway, once again some more of my roses.
There is nothing quite like homegrown roses and how I wish you could share the sweet fragrance.

On Monday this little bunch was looking pretty on the bush and think this will be the last of them, before winter comes. They have done so well and happy to share them.

 From time to time I like to bring the garden inside and as the last few days have been rainy and windy, thought these would look better in a vase where they could be admired.  I love how they fade to a  pretty pale pink. The ornament of the standard Schnauzer dog is there to remind us of our dog Oscar, we once had.

Victorias Youtube channel

Daughter Victoria has been enjoying making her You tube videos and they can be anything from DIY projects, her love of cooking, to taking a tour around the City of Auckland. She is passionate about putting one out a week, so please if you are able to take a look, would be great, thanks and she would be happy if you are able to subscribe.


Enjoy the rest of the week and wishing you a happy weekend ahead
hugs
Carolyn







57 comments:

  1. Beautiful roses from your garden. Wish you a wonderful weekend
    Hugs

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    1. Many thanks Bente, it is lovely to be able to go out to the garden and pick some roses.
      C

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  2. I seem I can smell them, my lovely Carolyn, I so loove these roses of yours !!!
    So very grateful for this post of yours I wish you too a most wonderful end of your week ahead,
    may it be filled with love and wonder,
    sending my dearest love to you

    Dany

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    1. Thank you Daniela, for your visit and I do wish I could give you some of my roses
      C

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  3. Hello Carolyn,
    What wonderful roses! They are a nice way to start my day! Best of luck to Victoria with her YouTube page.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac, for your kind wishes for Victorias You Tube channel.
      C

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  4. Your roses have so many petals! They will be pretty to dry too and keep a nice scent! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

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    1. thanks Diane and yes, they do have so many petals.
      It is a very old fashioned variety
      C

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  5. These roses from your garden are very very nice!
    Have a nice weekend, dear Carolyn!
    Monique

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    1. Hi Monique,

      It is lovely been able to pick flowers from the garden
      C

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  6. They are the most beautiful roses dear Carolyn, looking so soft and beautiful in color, and like velvet too, in your photos.
    I wish I had such a rose,-do you know the name, and sorry if you already told it !!
    Also sorry I have no time for visiting your daughter now, we are trying to sell the house, and with people looking, over and again, there is so much to do. Also it is nerving and I don`t find must rest here, in front of the computer !!
    Sending you hugs, my friend.
    Dorthe

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    1. Hi Dorthe,

      The name of the rose is Souvenir de Malmaison, a very old variety. Thanks for your kind visit and wishing you the best of luck with selling your house.
      C

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  7. I love roses and yours are really beautiful, dear Carolyn!
    And I totally understand your need to bring the garden inside, especially in bad weather days!
    Lovely photos!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Dear Silvia,
      I love roses too
      I agree, better to have them inside than getting blown about by the wind and rain. Thanks for your visit
      C

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  8. I love roses, and yours are so beautiful, dear Carolyn!
    And I totally understand your desire to bring a bit of your garden inside, especially in bad weather days!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  9. I always enjoy seeing your wonderful roses, the first and last ones of the year definitely need bringing inside. I just off to look at Victoria's you tube videos. Have a great weekend. Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Yes, can't wait for the first roses of the season and now that we are coming into winter will have to wait a while. Thanks for your visit
      C

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  10. Your roses are stunning and i can smell them, dear Carolyn. Thanks for sharing all the beauty of your roses
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you Alessandra, happy to share my roses

      C

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  11. Oooh, they smell heavenly! So very beautiful. And thanks for taking me window shopping at the Laduree. Very nice! Going to check out Victoria's channel. Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead! xo

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    1. Hi Bella,

      Thanks for your visit and checking out Victorias
      channel.
      C

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    1. Thank you and yes, the roses are beautiful

      C

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  13. Amazing! So impressed that you grew these!

    xoxox,
    CC

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    1. Hi Carrie,

      Roses are quite easy to grow, only need pruning and feeding with rose food every once in a while.

      C

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  14. I never tire of seeing your roses, Carolyn. They are pretty with such a soft pink color. It's funny how they get lighter and fade through time. Mine do the same. I am just starting to enjoy my roses, as we are in full spring here.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri,

      How wonderful that you are starting to enjoy your roses there and Spring!
      C

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  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    your Rose is georgeous, I love this colour and I love those filled Roses! I can imagine, which wonderful fragrance is coming with her!
    Victoria's Channel is great, she does wery well, I will go back and see her trip around Auckland :O)
    Have a lovely weekend, my dear friend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings to you,
    Claudia xo

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    1. Dear Claudia,

      Thank you dear friend, and wish I could send some roses over to you. Many thanks for the kind visit to Victorias channel, appreciate this very much.
      C

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  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    Your roses are such a dream and looking so perfect.
    Indeed, bringing the garden indoors is a joy!
    Victoria is really at it with her videos, she enjoys it one can tell.
    Hugs and happy weekend!
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette,

      It is a joy to be able to bring flowers indoors.
      Yes, Victoria is enjoying making her videos and thanks for taking a look
      C

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  17. Beautiful roses....love happy weekend Ria x❤️

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    1. Thank you Ria and yes, the roses are beautiful.

      C

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  18. Your roses are just wonderful, dear Carolyn! It's wonderful that your Victoria is so creative - just like her sweet Mother! Wishing her all the best with them. Sending hugs xo Karen

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    1. Dear Karen,

      Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet words, you are so kind and appreciate your friendship.
      C

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  19. The last roses in the garden are special and yours look so pretty. The fragrance must be wonderful. A good idea to gather some and appreciate their beauty indoors. Thank you for the reminder and link for Victoria's channel and also for coming by my blog and leaving a kind comment which I've also replied to there. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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    1. Thank you Linda, and yes, the last roses are always special as we come into cooler days of winter.
      Thanks for the reply and yes, we both have birthdays in May.
      C

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  20. They look lovely, the pink roses, dear Carolyn! Thanks for bringing them inside, it's a great idea. Best wishes to Victoria, off to check out her channel right now!

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    1. Thank you Arti for your visit and appreciate you checking out Victorias channel
      C

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  21. lovely my sweet friend and thanks for all you share Love Jeanne

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    1. thank you dear Jeanne, and I enjoy all you share with us.
      C

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  22. Hello, Carolyn,
    I feel nice fragrance from your roses!! I like your pale pink roses.
    You are a careful lady about roses and know how you enjoy the flowers inside. Have a lovely day.

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    1. Hi Tomoko,

      Thank you for your kind visit and yes, I do love roses.
      C

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  23. The first dusky pink roses are so beautiful - I am just about to take a look at your daughters site.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary for your kind visit - the pink roses are so beautiful. Appreciate you taking a look at my daughters site, many thanks
      C

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  24. Hi Carolyn,
    Your roses are so pretty and delicate that they look like they are made out of tissue paper. We are planting some roses this year. Toes crossed they survive.
    Now that May is just about over we are finally enjoying May weather. Spring took its own sweet time!
    Have a lovely weekend..............*s*


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    1. Hi Suzi,

      Thanks for your visit and wish you luck with your roses. I find feeding them with Rose food, mine seem to be growing well
      C

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  25. I never tire of roses, such a wonderful flower.
    I can smell the fragrance from here ... thank you.

    I do wish Victoria well with her YouTube page.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and I always love having roses around.
      Also appreciate your kind wishes for Victoria, many thanks
      C

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  26. Dearest Carolyn,
    Hoping that Victoria had a lovely birthday!
    Blessings to you all.
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette,

      Thank you for your kindness in always remembering everyone's birthday. Victoria did have a happy birthday thanks,
      Carolyn

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  27. Hi dear Carolyn ,, lindas flores ,, espero que tengas un buen comienzo de semana
    Angelica

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    1. Thank you Angelica, appreciate your visit
      C

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  28. I’ve just subscribed to Victoria’s YouTube channel and look forward to seeing more videos. x

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    1. Thank you very much Barbara, appreciate that very much

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Carolyn xx