Sunday, October 19, 2008

Carpet Rose/ Today's Flowers

Carpet roses grow close to the ground much like...you guessed it...a carpet. Not many roses are hardy enough to grow in East Gwillimbury, but these are! And they bloom without ceasing all (YES ALL) summer. In summer's heat they don't bloom as profusely, it's true, but look at them NOW! Pretty nice for this late in October, eh?

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36 comments:

Judi~Gmj said...

Yes very nice! Such a rich red color almost like a... Ruby :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Such vibrant colour! Another lovely photo you have given us to enjoy!

RuneE said...

A real pleasure to look at! I haven't seen those (I think) around here - do they like rain?

ellen b said...

A very nice treat for late October!! have a wonderful week...

Gill - That British Woman said...

we call them rambling roses in England........great shot.

Gill

krisuh said...

Oh yes! So very nice and what a splendid colour!

Leora said...

What a nice flower to have nearby. A great shade of red.

fishing guy said...

EG: This is a great little flower. I must say that I'm surprised you have anything growing.We went under freezing last night in Ohio.

Neal said...

What else can I say besides that is just beautiful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

FG,
These roses have been known to survive several frosts. One year they bloomed into late November. That was a very nice year!

Rune,
They must like rain as we had a very rainy summer and they have never been s happy. ;-)

Carletta said...

Striking!
That would indeed be lovely to look at all summer long.

Yen said...

Beautiful! And thanks for the name:) Mine is up HERE. Hope to see you there! Happy Today's Flower!~

Denise BC said...

Hi,
Great moment, magnificent carpet rose, red is very special, enhance the Today's Flowers this week, thank you for participation.

Denise & Santilli - TF Team

Rob Ripma said...

Very nice shots.

Arija said...

Truly a great achievement for your latitude! Floribundas are such delightfully prolific bloomers and this one ia also so bright and ties in nicely with autumn colours.

guild-rez said...

Enjoyed every picture..the birds, the Carpet roses, the beautiful and colourful trees, blue skies and ...
- Cheers Gisela.

dot said...

Very pretty! Sounds like something I need here if they could survive the heat.

Becky and Gary said...

That is such a really great color. Beautiful ! Thanks for sharing. I still have a couple rose buds trying to make it before winter.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Wonderful...roses are a favorite of mine....lovely color.

Rose said...

They are such a brilliant red! I sure wouldn't mind having some to brighten up the place about now!

Paz said...

Lovely red flowers!

Paz

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are beautiful and i like that they are close to the ground so many different kinds of roses

ilanadavita said...

Very beautiful. Nice choice.

Inkivääri said...

Beautiful colour!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Really pretty! I love roses. I was wondering why they called them carpet roses so I'm glad you gave the answer. :-)

Blognote said...

Very beautiful to look at!!
I have still blooming roses on my terrace, which is increadible so late in October...

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photo of a beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing.

If you have the time, pls stop by my blog for the last of the morning glories.

Have a great day!

John said...

Great shot and nicely use of depth of field.

Marcel said...

The look beautiful to me. And, what a nice carpet.

tr3nta said...

Beautiful vivid color.... this is the kind of shot that cheer u up... :-)

Craver Vii said...

Though not as far North as you, I wonder how far we can take "Today's Flowers" into the fall and/or winter. Thank God for carpet roses!

marina said...

That's the reason we call them here in Greece "wild roses"!

marLou said...

Love the red color. Also like your bird shots in the previous blog.

Denise said...

Great flowers, thanks so much for sharing.

PERBS said...

So pretty! Just when one thinks all the flowers are almost gone, you see a beauty like yoru rose!

Mary said...

oh, they are lovely!

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