Sunday, April 15, 2012

First Bloom

This is the first spring bloom on my Leonidas rose plant. My roses have suffered with a dry winter
and fighting aphids on and off.

If they were going to have an official rose for the color of the year 2012, 'Tangerine Tango', I
would nominate this rose.


Desire Empire said...

She's beautiful. Oh how you must relish Spring with all your gorgeous roses.
PS Wishing you a wonderful week

beachcomber said...

a lovely burst of colour! happy spring to you.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a beautiful rose and what a gorgeous color!

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

the color of the rose is marvelous! here comes spring

do you want to follow each other? Follow me and i'll follow you back :)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

AND YOU, Susan, always have the most GORGEOUS colors of roses I have seen in any place! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME!!! Anita

The Style Crone said...

Oh yes! Orange is my favorite color and 'Tangerine Tango' is the perfect name for this beauty. said...

Ooooh, me too! That color is just stunningly beautiful!


Luciane at said...

Awww.. this is a beauty!!!

I had a minute and wanted to drop by to see how you're doing. Your posts are always a gift for us. Thank you!


Luciane at

Erin said...

Drop dead gorgeous roses! How do you not just spend all day everyday in your garden staring at God's beautiful creations?


Erin @

FashionJazz said...

Love the colour :) Happy Friday hun xx

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Beautiful! Love the flower =) X

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Susan!

Thank you so much for coming to visit and for even thinking about not wanting to miss a post!!! Very kind of you! AND how are those roses doing? Our spring SPRUNG early this year, but the REAL Minnesota has finally shown its face: it is NOW COLD and our tender new buds are shivering and freezing!!!!!!

Have a great California day! Anita

Mitha Komala said...

beautiful flower! i could stare at it the whole day. the color is amazingg <3

design elements said...

your roses are wonderful. thanks so much for the lovely comment. happy Monday


Be Inspired! said...

Just love the name!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Susan,
I agree the Tangerine color tones in this rose are beautiful. Great photos.
Smiles, Paula

Karena said...

Susan it is such a gorgeous bloom!! Tangerine Tango is perfect!

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita, our Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, & her Giveaway on my site!

Art by Karena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there dearest!

I just sent you an email. Please check it. I need to know about your Etsy order! Anita

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I have rose envy. It is absolutely magnificent!