Friday, June 19, 2009

Gardening Gone Wild Photo Contest


The Gardening Gone Wild June photo contest is the Rose. Here are a few of my favorite rose photos. Good luck to everyone.

Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

Lutea



Climbing Hybrid Tea Rose 'Peace'

Peace


Climbing Rose 'New Dawn'

Shared_Rose

30 comments:

Tootsie said...

what beautiful photos!!! thanks for visiting...I don't use anything as an edge...but I just dig a trench to keep the grass out. I use the week wacker to keep it trimmed up. I did a post on it a while back...here is the link with close ups if you want to see them!
http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/2008/05/scoop-on-my-flower-bed-edges.html

Jamie and Randy said...

Tootsie,
We do the same thing, I was just wondering if you had a different method. :-)--Randy

Roses and Lilacs said...

I remember when I lived in Alabama the huge lady banks roses. I was disappointed to learn they are not hardy here in Illinois. None of the climbers or ramblers here get over 8 feet high:(
Marnie

Chandramouli S said...

They all look lovely, Jamie and Randy! I love the yellow ones - their photo came out really well.

Jamie and Randy said...

Marnie,
I want to collect all the Lady banks. I need Purezza and there is also a purple one. I love them.

Mouli,
Those are tiny flowers, only about a centimeter wide. I'm glad you like it, it's one of my favorite photos. :-)--Randy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely photos Randy. I hope someone that I know wins.

Dirt Princess said...

If you or Phillip don't win, then it is RIGGED I tell ya!

sweet bay said...

LOL, I agree with Dirt Princess. Lovely photos -- Cl. Peace is a beauty.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I like the first one best; it has an old-fashioned/sepia feel about it.

Jamie and Randy said...

Lisa,
These little competitions are fun, this only like the third one that I've entered. :-)

Dirt Princess
You are so funny! I've ALWAYS loved that bench picture that phillip has up. It looks like it's right out of a magazine.

Sweet Bay,
I had two of those Peace roses for about 13 years. We just dug them up and gave them away. They suffered so very bad from black spot we thought they might flourish better in a new home and so far they've been very happy with their new owners. :-)--Randy

Jamie and Randy said...

Monica,
You slipped in while I was responding to the other posts! That first photo has always been a favoritie of mine. It was really overcast the day I took that picture.

Gail said...

Your photo of New Dawn is the best I've ever seen ND look! I would vote for her if I could! Gail

perennialgardener said...

Gorgeous shots R & J! Good luck with the contest. Your roses are beautiful, especially love the first one 'Lutea'.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Wonderful photos! The Lady Banks photo has such a great old fashioned look to me. That's my favorite photo.

Good luck with the contest!
Cameron

Jamie and Randy said...

Gail,
You should see that New Dawn when it is in full bloom. Wow! I've never been able to take a picture that does it justice.

Racquel and Cameron,
I love that Lutea shot. It was very overcast that day and the blooms were so incredibly full they were reflecting the golden light you see in the picture. It's completely untouched.

Jamie and Randy said...

PS to Racquel and Cameron, I did crop the photo though.

Chandramouli S said...

One cm? Wow! I'd have never guessed it. It must bloom in bunches, eh? You really have unique plants and that's one of the reasons I soooo loooove your blog.

compost in my shoe said...

All beautiful pics....well done!

Darla said...

I can't decide which is the prettier soft color......really leaning toward the yellow though. Beautiful!

Rurality said...

Nice ones!

Teresa ~ Gardening with Soule said...

The top photo is so nice. That yellow just grabs you. Pretty roses.

Meems said...

Beeeeautiful photos! The roses are stunning.
Meems

RainGardener said...

What beautiful rose photos. Just stunning!

RainGardener said...

I can't believe this - I just looked up at Meems comment after submitting and we wrote almost the exact same thing. Normally I read comments but the roses were so gorgeous and such quality to the photos I just jumped right into the comment section. Well, ya know what they say - great minds . . .

Jamie and Randy said...

Thanks everyone!
RainGardener it's Okay. :-) there are only so many words you can use to describe a photo or a pretty flower. Sooner or later we have to repeat ourselves. LOL--Randy

the inadvertent farmer said...

You can almost smell them...lovely! Kim

Frances said...

Hi Randy, Ms. Banks Lutea looks like a winner! :-)

Frances

Lozza said...

Just gorgeous roses, Randy and Jamie. Your 'New Dawn' just blows me away. Wonderful pics :-)

Wayne said...

I loved 'Peace'

Marilyn Jones said...

Beautiful roses! If only I could grow them:( Mine always look so ratty.