Saturday, May 14, 2011

Iceberg Roses Galore


White Iceberg Roses are the most popular white rose ever, and in my opinion, the most perfect rose!

The standard tree version is one of my favorites. I have them planted along the sunroom window and when the window is open, the aroma is wonderful.

The uniformity of all-white roses is very pleasing to my eye. The boxwood hedge keeps them framed and orderly.

Iceberg roses are a lovely companion to the fountain too.

More standard tree roses in front of the window box, newly planted with boxwood.
Cecile Brunner climbing roses are a riot on the garage arbor.

Someone wants to get out and smell the roses!

What makes the Iceberg rose so perfect?
They are prolific bloomers, blooming all summer long. They are also disease resistant, quite hardy and have a soft, sweet fragrance.

In Asti, my Iceberg roses have been left to their own devices, unattended and unpruned, proving just how hardy they are.

They will grow up to 5 feet, forming a hedge if allowed.


Although they aren't the best for cutting bouquets, I do it anyway. Just having them last for one night by my bedside is a special treat!

I'm joining Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday.



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18 comments:

cityfarmer said...

these could win a prize ....
everything seems so perfect at your house

Liz- said...

Oh I love these! I ordered them once but they never came back after the winter. All the white makes a great impact- their supposed to glow in the moonlight too! That's what Jackson & Perkins said anyway! love the picture with the kitty! I just picked up all white begonias for my garden area, my son is getting married this year and white seems to be on my mind! Your boxwoods loook great!

Vintage Gal said...

Wow ~ those roses are absolutely stunning. Now where can I put a bush or two. Gotta go look in the garden ;-)

The Sewing Loft said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I do love the little boxwood all trimmed and looking great in the window box. Your roses could be in a magazine.

Barb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are beautiful - thanks for sharing them with us!
Enjoy your weekend.

My Cozy Casita said...

I love them! I'm planning to take 6of them with me to Florida. I hope they like Florida, we have some here in California. I always have some in my master room, they so romantic. You have a beautiful garden and home too.
Blessing
XO
Isora

Sarah said...

Oh, my! These are gorgeous and what a marvelous fragrance they must give you. Just yesterday I brought home a Ice Berg rose standard tree. Deciding where to plant now. Wish I had purchased a pair for pots on my front porch. Perhaps they still have another. ;-)
Love this look! ~ Sarah

Kathysue said...

Aaah Haaah!!! That is just what the Dr. ordered for my yard, icebergs!!! Thank you for always inspiring me!!! xo Kathysue

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Did you say white roses and boxwoods? Put the coffee on, I be right over to sit and enjoy the views!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love them. They all look fabulous and I love how the white just pops against such a fabulous backdrop. Hugs, Marty

Tricia Rose said...

Ah, Delores, have you ever planted Margaret Merril? Floribunda habit but tea-rose form, and exquisitely scented - has spoilt me for iceberg for ever!

Might be available at the Russinan River Rose Company.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your roses are delicious! So beautiful! I love icebergs because they always seem so graceful and gentle but yet they are so wonderfully hardy. Your gardens look spectacular.

Babs said...

Delores, Your Icebergs are lovely trained to standard,and in beds with boxwoods which go perfectly with your home, but I love them best at your Asti house in their lush and casual, "doing their own thing" form... a lot less work keeping them maintained, too. :)
Thanks for sharing them and have a great Sunday.
Babs

Coco Coterie said...

They are lovely, as picturesque as a Jane Austen novel ~ Alexandra

Becolorful said...

I have never been a fan of roses but these images may have changed my mind. I will be bookmarking this post for sure Thanks for the inspiration

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Delores, this is so gorgeous!!! I would love to grow roses....again. In our first house we had over 30 rose bushes, GIVEN to us by a man who worked at Star Roses near us!!! I was in heaven! Now, living in the darn woods, I can't grow them and miss them so!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing yours!!!! I THINK I can smell them:):) XO, Pinky

cge4211 said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful White Roses and green garden. Makes a grand statement.
Carolyn NC

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love them Delores! My grandmother had a HUGE pink one but I love the soft calming effect of green&white! They are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your beautiful landscape with us.
Hugs,
Donna

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