Marvelous May. Fragrant Roses in Bloom🌹

Roses are a absolutely loving our cool May weather, especially my David Austin English roses. Each rose a decadent color with such an intense rose fragrance that one can sink their noses into each flower – just as my Dad was doing when I took these photos 😀🌹.

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This year has to be the best showing of my English roses in over a decade, I think it must be the mild weather we have been having. Perfect temperatures in the 60s and 70s, loads of sunshine, with a cool breeze – can our weather be any more perfect?  Gosh I love Northern California in May. Here is a look at my David Austin English roses that have been showing off their beauty in my May garden this year.

Strawberry Hill

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Mary Rose

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Munstead Hood

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Munstead Hood

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Peachy colored Lady Emma Hamilton and yellow colored The Poet’s Wife

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Red colored Heathcliff & Darcey Bussell

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Princess Anne & Princess Alexandra of Kent

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Intensely fragrant Pat Austin

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Lady of Shallot

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The Alnwick Rose

 

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Bishop’s Castle

 

Rose bouquets featuring David Austin English roses

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Wish you a wonderful rose season. 🌹🌹🌹

21 thoughts on “Marvelous May. Fragrant Roses in Bloom🌹”

  1. Wow! These photos are absolutely Breathtaking … Love to see our Jagan Athimber enjoying the Fragrant Roses …. My dad had a Green Thumb and in his retirement years , he cultivated a Rose Terrace Garden that had Roses of every Color and every Texture except A BLUE ROSE … your fragrant post and your dad’s photo brought back memories of our Delhi Stay in Gulmohar Park , New Delhi …

    Waking up and smelling the Roses ….

    1. Ask your Appa about the significance of Blue Roses in Vedanta … on another note , i changed my Gravatar image to SHOW OFF a Bouquet of multi colored roses i received on Mother’s day 2018 from Guess who ?

  2. Those roses are so beautiful… and I cannot even handle your bouquets!! *sooo gorgeous*

  3. Well, this does happen to be one of the best places in the world for roses; even better that Portland, the so called ‘Rose City’.

  4. Enjoyed looking at the photos of roses. We also have roses blossomed in my back yard garden but not that many what you have. Kalpana, you have a magic touch probably inherited from your mother ( as the saying goes back in India).

    1. Thank you Del, happy you enjoyed my flowers. Yes, I do get my gardening passion from my Mom though she rarely grew flowers and prefered to grow vegetables instead.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous!! This cool weather down south CA is helping my very small Rose garden! Your photos are heavenly! 💕

  6. Wow, absolutely gorgeous!! I can almost smell them as I’m scrolling through your photos! Heavenly…🌹❤️

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