Monday, August 15, 2011

Shopping For A New Rose For My Garden

I've been thinking about adding to my rose garden for a couple of months now
and this weekend I bought a new rose for it. Here are the roses I looked at
and the rose I finally bought.

Once I saw this rose it was a serious contender but I had my heart set on an
orange rose. I still might get this rose, too.

This is 'Tuscan Sun' and it was on my cart but......

I liked this two tone rose so much but still looking around for a perfect orange rose.

This is the rose I bought. It is 'Leonidas' a hybrid tea. Altho I loved the 'Tuscan Sun'
rose, this rose won my heart over with it's soft yellow center. It is a cutting rose
and disease resistant. While I was at the garden center, I took photos
 of other flowers and plants I thought were beautiful.  
I think this is a fancy hibiscus.

Fall will be here soon and I'm attracted to all the fall colors like in this sunflower.

What do you think? Do you like my choice or do you have a personal
favorite that I haven't seen or one of these. Maybe you are tired of
my roses, and want to see something else. Next week I will be back
in the Shabby Chic Garden with new additions.


beachcomber said...

beautiful photos that remind me of summer : )

adele said...

I love your choice - the colour is perfect & great that it's disease resistent xoxo

FashionJazz said...

Always love seeing your flowers hun! Happy Monday xx

Ann said...

Your photos are stunning...

I love pics of flowers,

I'm leaning towards the first one ♥

Paula Parrish said...

I love the Tuscan Sun rose; the deep orange is so pretty. My personal favorite is the sunflowers; just love them. I never get tired of roses.
Smiles, Paula

design elements said...

your photos are beynd wonderful! happy new week and BIG hugs

Susu Paris Chic said...

I second your emotion, dear. The soft center wins my heart too. Plus the in vogue fashion color - yay! The chicest rose in tinsel town.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I really like the rose that you bought! It is such a beautiful color. I really have missed you visiting my blog. I sure hope you will stop by again real soon!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

all of them are so beautiful! I would love to have a garden full of those flowers!

Luciane at said...

Oh, they're all beautiful. I've told you before, I also love roses. I want to have a rose garden some day. I just plan it here because we're trying to sell this place.

Your choice is great. I also like the gentle yellow in the middle.

Have a great day,


Luciane at

lvroftiques said...

They are all beautiful! And I love your choice.... but I'll take one of each please *winks* Vanna

Anonymous said...

Awesome choice. I LOVE the colour!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Friend,
Lovin' roses here too. Your choices are beautiful I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. Now I want to pack up and head for the nursery and have a look around.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Tabby Horse said...

Nice choice of the leonidas rose. It is really beautiful with that yellow tone at the center. I would love to have one like that.

Doll House said...

Such beautiful flowers! I also have a lot of roses in my garden but my love is one similar to the one you bought!