Monday, 2 May 2016

Roses and more

My Rugosa Roses are starting to bloom. They are such a hardy bunch and smell divine. They sure are prickly though. I used to have a yellow one but it didn't do well at all; now I have various shades of pink.

            I believe this purple flower is Campanula Glomerata. Lovely but invasive.

These tiny white stars pop up everywhere. Again, I'm just guessing, but I'd say they are Allium Mollis. I don't remember ever planting them but somehow they got here and I welcome them.
Here are a few new additions purchased today. I've started potting them up but it was 30 today (86F.) and a bit too hot to be outside for long. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler so I'll finish the job then.

Thanks for visiting . Hope you had a lovely day.

Granny Marigold


  1. The Rugosa Roses are stunning, such a beautiful shade of pink, eye catching.

  2. Glad you made mention of the Campanula becoming invasive. I was given seeds of that and intended to plant that this spring. Might "rethink" that idea!
    Your roses are so lovely. Have a good week in the garden.

  3. Oh your flowers are just beautiful. I had one Rugosa Rose, a purple color. I noticed just this spring that it has died. It bloomed every year for 4 or 5 years. Your Roses are beautiful!

  4. Such lovely roses...reminds me of Mom's rose bushes on the farm. About your little white flowers - they look like "Star of Bethlehem" which I have tried to eradicate for years. They can be very invasive and I have had to sift the soil in that flower bed every spring using a metal kitchen sieve in order to get all the little bulblets that were everywhere (and very deep in the soil too).