Southern Roses

Submitted by Christi

Late Winter and early Spring are a wonderful time to plant roses for great color in your garden this coming Spring. Wouldn’t a rose bush to plant make a great Valentine’s day present? How about one of these.

Belinda's Dream

Belinda's Dream

Belinda’s Dream is fast growing with few diseases and blooms all season. A great combination and isn’t the pink color dreamy?



I love the peachy pink tones in this rose. Intensely fragrant and beautiful!

And finally, one of my all-time favorites:

New Dawn

New Dawn

New Dawn is a fast growing climber that blooms in a beautiful pink that fades to a creamy blush. It puts on quite a show in the Spring and then fewer blooms throughout the growing season.

All of these roses can be purchased online at the Antique Rose Emporium. I have ordered from them and they are wonderful. They sell roses on their own roots which is wonderful. If you have ever had a rose die back to the roots and then grow out as the rose from the grafted root, you will understand why this is such an advantage.

Roses are always given the reputation of being difficult and fussy. They really are not. Get one that you love and be rewarded with the beauty of the wonderful rose!

I’ve shown you some of my favorite pink roses for

Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

It’s Valentine’s weekend. What are your pink plans?

Today’s Lagniappe:  Chocolate Covered Strawberries
My favorite Valentine’s Day treat!

  • 1 pound (about 20) strawberries with stems, washed and dried very well
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Rinse, but do not hull the strawberries. Drain and pat completely dry.

Put the semisweet chocolate into heatproof medium bowls. Fill medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper.

2 Responses to “Southern Roses”

  1. darnold23 Says:

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  2. Mimi Says:

    So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ?Valentine’s Day? what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

    It’s been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues – not that blue isn’t a nice color, too?

    I ? coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

    Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn’t sharing one of life’s greatest pleasures?

    ?Happy Valentine’s Day?

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