Friday, April 27, 2012

A Riot of Blooms!

Once a year the Cecile Brunner roses growing on the fence are a riot of blooms.

They looked extra glorious with the sun highlighting them this morning.

I wish they bloomed longer, but alas, they bloom only once. Although a feeble attempt later produces a fraction of the blooms that April enjoys.

I wonder why these roses don't perform like other climbers?
Does anyone know the answer?  

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20 comments:

Mary Anne said...

So beautiful!! Your yard is beautiful as well. Love your blog and enjoy following each new poat Dee. As for those wonderful climbers that don't last the season.....if only!!! I hope you will be creating some great indoor arrangements!!

m.a. ox

Dee said...

Your garden is very lovely - what wonderful rose bushes. I always add some tea leaves to the rose bushes once a season because they like soil to be just a little acid. Perhaps a special rose feed will invigorate them!

Dee at the Carlton

PAT said...

Gorgeous garden, Delores. I love the view.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I would love to wake up every morning to that

just beautiful

Simone said...

The climbing variety of Cecile Brunner is a one-time bloomer. There is a spray variety that is a vigorous repeat bloomer.

I have one at the edge of my driveway that is around 6' tall even though I cut it down to 2' every spring and prune heavily throughout the bloom season. It's wonderful!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Those antique roses are so beautiful; yours is outstanding!
Nancy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I don't know why they only bloom once per year. I have some too and they are so pretty while they are blooming and I am always sad to see the last bloom die.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tricia Rose said...

These old roses bloom only once Delores - breeders have created the repeat-flowering roses, florabundas with tea rose shapes and lately (especially from David Austin), scented, old-fashioned looking roses with multiple blossoms and repeat flowering. My hero!
(have you tried Margaret Merril instead of Iceberg? It has a glorious scent and a better shape)

Kathysue said...

I love Cecil Bruner roses, so beautiful, what a magnificent view from your window!! I have no idea why they only bloom once. Kathysue

Rooms by Ann said...

Your Yard is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

The enchanted home said...

Everything is so lush. Just spectacular!!

PURA VIDA said...

Like the thorn bird. Your yard is stunning

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your roses are stunning!!!...there was a home in our area that was always featured in garden magazines...She had five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens...mainly roses..she used mainly the David Austin roses...

What a gorgeous backdrop of your patio...spectacular vision!!!

Karen said...

Hi Delores,
I have a Cecile Brunner and I get it to bloom a bit more by cutting some of the branches back after the first bloom. It sends out a fair amount of new blooms after that. I love spring when it rains Cecile Brunner petals.
I have a Lace Cascade climber, a direct cousin of Iceberg, that blooms non-stop March to October in Southern California (where we live).
Happy weekend. I love your garden.
Karen

Victoria said...

What a spectacular display. How lucky you are, even if they only bloom once a year.
Best...Victoria

Just Spiff It said...

Aren't they beautiful? I know, it is so sad when such beautiful plants blooms such a short amount of time. Like with the azaleas and the peonies I really do soak in all their glory because I know they are just visiting for a while. I think when they are such short bloomers we enjoy them so much more and never take them for granted!!

Designs By Pinky said...

What a magnificent show! Just glorious. I see others have given you answers about only blooming once. I wish our flowering trees lasted longer too. It is like a big tease to me:) XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Disregard the requst for the magazine: found your link on your sidebar! Can't wait to see it!

KNOCK ON WOOD said...

Magnificent rose fence you got there! Are they scented as well? No roses in bloom yet here in Bergen, Norway - season for bulbs and magnolia yet, so have to wait for the "big show" starting late may or so..! Roses are my favorite in the garden, so my heart ache for it to start. Thanks for sharing your garden with me.
Inger.

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