Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Lady Banks Rose

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This is the first year that my Lady Banks Rose (Rosa Banksiae) has done really well. It’s so beautiful this year I had to share it with you!

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Not only is she drought tolerant but she’s thornless!

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I never have any problems with her other than she grows quickly. She’s growing up the Crepe Myrtle! I’m going to have to prune her hard after she stops blooming.

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Lady Banks only blooms once. So you have to enjoy her when she does as you won’t get another chance until next year.

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My poor one eared rabbit! I've been looking for his other ear - it must be somewhere in the garden?

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I hope you enjoyed seeing one of my favorite roses. All the roses seem on the verge of blooming!

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The Toile & Rooster Giveaway is open until tonight. So there’s still time if you haven’t already left a comment and would like to do so. The post is below this one, the winner will be announced on Wednesday morning.

I'm linking to Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday.

76 comments:

Anna said...

It's fantastic!!And is it thornless?I'd like to have it in my garden!Bye from Italy.Anna.

Stacey said...

What a beauty! Your yard is already looking really nice. Ours is coming along too.

I have to tell you that I have a plate hanging on my potting bench. My girlfriend, who is not a gardener at all, came last summer. When she saw that plate in the backyard she was completely perplexed. I think she could not understand why on earth someone would hang a plate outside. I just laughed. :)

1 Funky Woman said...

I am in awe of your gorgeous yard. Those roses rare beautiful. I love how you have those vintage plates on your fence. They really add to the whole setting!

Sew Fun! said...

Your Lady Banks is so beautiful! I must also tell you...I adore your plates...on the fence and as a border for your pretty garden. Thank you for the inspiration to pretty up my own wooden fence with a few pretty plates from my collection!
xo

Darlene said...

It truly is GORGEOUS and thornless makes it even better!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Christy said...

You have such a beautiful garden! Love the plates and the casual, cottage feel! And your roses are gorgeous!

Always Nesting said...

Oh, beautiful!! Love the photos and I love the creativity of showing off plates on the fence.

Michelle Hoad said...

That's gorgeous. We are in a new house and I'm trying to decide what to plant along our back fence. I would love something climbing. I usually don't care for roses because of the thorns, but those would work perfectly. Now to figure out if they would work in Texas.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Gorgeous! She is a beauty. I don't really love yellow roses, but these made a believer out of me!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful rose. I love the color and I am a big fan of climbing roses. Your plates look darling on the fence!
Hugs,
Penny

Pen Pen said...

What a beautiful, beautiful rose bush. I have been studying antique roses from a catalog and would love to grow something like that. Your display, with the plates, the one eared bunny, etc. are so pretty... so feminine! Maybe you can find that bunny a hat, if you can't find his ear. LOL

KJ's Restart Button said...

Oh that is absolutely beautiful and I like the plate decor. I always get good ideas when I visit your blog:)

Claudia said...

Your rose bush is beautiful - what a wonderful climber! And I love your charming garden.

Angie said...

It is gorgeous! We had one of these at out old house in Athens growing up some lattice on the side of our deck. It got huge! I need to get one for our yard now. I had forgotten how much I loved it. Oh, and I adore the plates hanging on the fence. I may have to do that too. Yours is such a cute little area!

Happy@Home said...

I'm so glad that you chose to share it with us at is gorgeous. So pretty with your plates too.

kim said...

I love that gorgeous rose bush. I did not know they only bloom once. I got so tickled reading about the missing bunny ear! Hope you find it.

The Working Home Keeper said...

You have such a beautiful home Manuela, both inside and out!

Mary Ellen

Cozy Little House said...

Your yard is simply beautiful, Manuela! My neighbor and I both purchased a Lady Banks rose last year (hers is the same as yours; I think mine will have white blooms). Hers is growing in leaps and bounds. But after the winter we had, I felt "compelled" to trim mine back. Mistake! Now I have no blooms and hers is full. Oh well, live and learn.
Brenda

Becky K. said...

What a very sweet shade of yellow!
Gorgeous! Our roses have only just begun to leaf out.

Becky K.

mizdarlin said...

Your rose is beautiful. And I love your vignette in the garden! The Bunny and plates look wonderful-great idea, and great way to add 'art' to a garden!

Mary Ellen said...

When I was a young girl I used to help Mrs. Melton in her garden. She had a Lady Banks Rose and it became one of my favorite roses. I had a huge one at our previous house but haven't purchased one for our Colorado home yet- You have reminded me to be her on my list!! Thanks!

Did you know there is a white variety also?

bee blessed
mary

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It looks like the bunny had a rough winter. :)

Vee said...

Oh I am laughing at your one-eared rabbit... Okay, your lovely Lady Banks is really putting on a show. And she's covering up your plates. ;>

Kelley B said...

What a lovely rose! I will have to find one for my yard. Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard with us.

Becca's Dirt said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am visiting from Jean's Bloomin Tuesday. Nice blog you have. I am drooling over the rose Lady Banks and that it is thornless. Your plates are beautiful hanging.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Oh, the roses are stunning! I love the plates on your fence.

Julie Harward said...

I love it...so beautiful and I also love the plates hung out like that..very pretty! Come say hi Manuela :D

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, sweet lady. Also love the wall plates.

Barb

Darla said...

Lady Banks is a beaut and you have shown her off quite well!

Marianne said...

I love your Lady Banks! I wonder how it would do in hot, dry Arizona.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

They're absolutely gorgeous!!! I adore roses so much.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your Lady Banks just takes my breath away. I do so wish they would grow up in this area. I'd have one cascading over the garage and another on the barn.

Love the things you do with plates. Very unique. Gives the impression of an actual room outside. Funny how little things like that make an big statement.
Marnie

perennialgardener said...

What a glorious bloomer! Thornless to boot, that's a great Rose. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday. :)

Donna said...

I love the Lady Banks Rose! Yours is a beauty. I'm enjoying mine too and just noticed today there is a dove building her nest there.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love roses and these are just stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

What a lovely example of a true southern belle!! Delicate looking, and tough as nails:). Shame she doesn't smell as marvelous as she looks!!

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful, and I love the plates on the fence!

Richella said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for showing her to us. And she's thornless?? I think this is a rose I could really love!

Bella said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous rose bush! And your yard is so pretty. Thanks very much for sharing such beauty.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I just love rambler roses, they are so wonderfully wild. I really cut back mine a few weeks ago. So I am not expecting any blooms on it this year. But it needed to be done. I have to file your lady Banks in my garden journal because I could use a rose without thorns.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely Manuela!!! Such an amazing rose bush. I also love your plates in the garden...charming!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

The Tablescaper said...

The roses are beautiful but what I'm really loving are the dishes!!!As a border and on the fence. Amazing.

- The Tablescaper

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Outstanding! That rose is amazing. I love the plates, how do they hold up to the elements?
Cindy

Julie said...

On Manuela, it's beautiful!!! and I love the yellow.. wondering how long you have had it that it got that big? and what do you feed it????
I love to put plates outside too. the garden area is stunning.
Thanks so much for sharing and spreading the beauty of nature and your yard... You got a green thumb girl! Hugs

Ticking and Toile said...

What a gorgeous rose bush!!! I love the plates on the fence too! beautiful ~ your timing was perfect~ I'm contemplating planting a cecile brunner climber and wondering what it would like next to our back fence...:) It also gets enormous & that's good cuz I need it to block some yucky trucks behind us!

xo,
Shellagh

Jean said...

I'm so glad you showed us your yellow rose. The blooms are beautiful and you have them in a perfect spot with all your added touches. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

Cindy said...

Your rose is so pretty! I would love a climbing rose with no thorns. Your garden is gorgeous.
Hugs, Cindy S

Stella said...

Love that rose. I am going to go check and see if she will survive in the midwest. I have a dead tree I have been wanting to twine a rose around and she looks like she can do it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flower! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

An absolutely gorgeous rose, Manuela.

2Belles2Beaux4me said...

The Lady Banksai is my favorite rose. I had one at my previous home and missed it so much I planted 2 at this new house. I bought the white though and looking at your pics. I need to find a place for a third one cause the yellow is too lovely! Thanks for posting this.

Robin said...

Oh how lovely! Your space is breathtaking, love the plates hanging on the fence - such a nice touch.

Nancy H. said...

Just like your home, your garden is beautiful!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous!! your yard is looking wonderful already! I just love the plates and I plan on doing the same thing with my fence this year!

My Cozy Cubby said...

How pretty!! I'm loving all those dishes too!

Pamela

Alea said...

BEautiful! I am going to do some research on lady banks roses. I would love to add some to my garden!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

WOW! That rose is BEAUTIFUL! Your garden is just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us.

Suzanne said...

Oh goodness me. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Lee Laurie said...

I love these roses! They are beautiful. I want some! I love your plates too.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Linda said...

Such a lovely rose, Manuela~ such tiny and delicate blossoms!

arkie said...

Lovely roses! Thank you!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

The rose is breathtaking!

texasdaisey said...

They are so beautiful. I just wish their blooms lasted longer.
Debbie

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous rose! Love the plates on the fence and as a border. Mimi

Adrienne said...

Not only did I enjoy seeing your gorgeous yellow rose, I LOVED the plates on your fence. And your yellow birdbath was to die for! Of course you know yellow is my favorite color. Now I'm thinking of painting my birdbath yellow and finding me some more plates. Oh, what a reason to shop for more plates!
~Adrienne~

Vicki in UT said...

What beautiful roses! I want roses, and DH said no. He thinks they are too much work. And I like your one-eared bunny. I have a bunny shoe scraper on my front porch who is missing a foot. I think it gives him character! lol

Puan Isah said...

I love your first picture, it's so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing :)

Deb said...

Yellow roses are my favorite, too! It's the first flower my husband ever gave me before we were married. I have a Yellow Rose of Texas bush, but your yellow roses are fantastic!! Just beautiful, thanks for posting some great pics for Bloomin' Tuesday.

Gracie said...

That's really a nice and cozy corner in your garden! Nice work.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Lady Banks is a gorgeous gal! LOL at the one-eared bunny. One ear on my little concrete bunny is holding on by a thread (rebar). And poor thing only has 3 feet left :( But he's just *full* of character :)
-Tammy

angie's wedding shoppe said...

I was surprised to day when I read your blog your rose is beautiful! I have a bird bath just like yours and a concrete rabbit and he only has one ear. The dog tipped over the bird bath and broke it. I thought it was kinda funny, thanks for the pretty pictures.

Angie

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

It is all so very beautiful! You've done a wonderful job of making this a whimsical garden!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Manuela, your garden is just beautiful. What a lovely spot and beautiful rose xoxo Clarice

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You have a very homey garden. That rose is a beauty!

Betty's corner of the world said...

I just found your wonderful blog and wanted to tell you how much I loved my stroll through your garden .. so many things remind me of my own garden ..I have a Lady Banks which is blooming right now ..and I even have a couple 'one eared bunnies' ..lol ..I keep mine in a rabbit hutch..great pets ..no mess and I don't have to worry about feeding them. :^) ..I also loved your plates in the garden .. Great bog! ..I'll be back often.
Hugz ..Betty

Miss Janice said...

I had these in my yard in California and loved them. Your yard looks fabulous. I've been looking at all your "garden" posts and I see that I need to get to work in my yard:) I still have tendonitus in my left wrist, so I can't pick up much...real bummer:)