Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New David Austin Roses for 2016

English roses bring to mind the vision of flowers with fine fragrance, pretty colour and a touch of romance.
The 2016 introductions from David Austin all meet this vision and I'm sure will be much sought after this spring.
'The Poets Wife'
I love the name of this richly coloured yellow rose that has a strong appealing scent and will bloom abundantly from early summer until frost.
'The Lady of the Lake'
Here we have a romantic looking and fragrant blush pink rambler that is perfect for an arch, trellis or wall. Reaching a height of 10-15 feet, it is a repeat blooming rose.
'Olivia'
Named for the granddaughter of David Austin, this rose has masses of beautiful fragrant pink blooms, and it too will rebloom. (Thanks to Sally Ferguson for providing the release of David Austin files and photos)
Looking at these beautiful roses makes me think about my gardens and the changes I'll make this year.  As is often the case with gardeners during winter, it's the best time for plans and lists.
When ideas hit me I jot them down in my hard covered journal. It's interesting to look back over the years yet practically every entry has been crossed off as done.
Sitting by the gas fireplace with a cup of tea and a muffin is a cozy place to pull out my garden journal. The siamese cat is one my favourite pieces made back in the late 70s. I suppose you're wondering what she's looking at? Could it be a spider on the ceiling?
Her usual spot is in a basket beside the fireplace and every furbaby that's been in the room has checked her out.
Have you been dreaming about your garden and making a list of 'must have' plants? In my next post I'll share a couple from my list. 
Today the Winter Love issue of my favourite on-line magazine, Rural has been released and I hope you'll have a peek here. I've been a contributor since Jen's (The Light Laughed) vision became a reality. 
Linking with:
Friday's Hunt hosted by Teresa.
Mosaic Monday by me.
No Place Like Home hosted by Sandi.

71 comments:

  1. They really do produce some of the most beautiful roses don't they! xx

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  2. Those roses are all beautiful but I love the Olivia with all the ruffles in the centre. Stunning! Every year I say I need to do something with my gardens and it gets put off. One is really a mess and is mostly shaded and very rocky poor soil that requires some new topsoil brought in plus a retaining wall. It's one of those jobs that will never get done as there are other 'things' to do around the house it seems. Some day. :)

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  3. I adore the David Austin Roses and get the catalogue every year! I've never ordered before but this just may be the year! I have been thinking out plans to change up my gardens, and I want more roses!

    Deanna

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  4. Now I want that rose Olivia.....I also have a granddaughter Olivia.
    It is that time of year where I start to dream about the garden.
    Carolyn

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  5. All so very pretty ! I am slowly figuring out what to put in my gardens and where now . I am again this year looking for more perennials and Papa has already made the corner picket fence that is in his shop and it has to be painted and put up in the spring for my new garden we are building . I am soo looking forward to getting back into my gardens and playing in the dirt lol ! Thanks for sharing lovely post . Have a good evening .

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  6. One of my garden dreams is a bed just for roses. Those new David Austins are so very pretty. Olivia is my favorite.
    Your place in front of the fire is a cozy one.

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  7. Hi Judith, I love the Siamese cat; did you make it in ceramics? Your teapot is a pretty one too; I don't believe I have seen that one before. I had 3 David Austin roses and they all died. :(
    Perhaps I will try again one day for they are the most beautiful ever!
    Hugs, Beth

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  8. {{sigh}} What beautiful roses, Judith! Now you have me longing for spring :) I dream of having a garden FULL of roses....maybe someday.

    Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!

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  9. Such beautiful roses. My rose growing days are over - we live amongst the trees and the roses I've tried just get blight. So I will remember the roses I grew in California - the yard was encircled with rose bushes - and a long driveway lined with long stemmed roses - and pretty fairy roses for picking on a sweet summer day.. Ahhhhh roses. I still make lists of flowers I want to grow and sometimes I plant them and sometimes I change my mind - but they all are wonderful.

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  10. They are beautiful and I'm partial to yellow roses.

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  11. Beautiful roses and your garden journal! Your pet is easy take care of :)

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  12. Oh, roses - aren't they just pure heaven????

    I sure wish I could fly you here to take a look at my boring sad neglected garden.

    Last year being in that dumb foot boot thing it went to heck, and it was never very good anyway. We've put a lot of money and time and sweat into it - and I still don't like it. I have a mind to just start all over sometimes.

    Anyway, we've been getting the catalogues and they're so dreamy. ♥♥♥

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  13. Hi,Judith.
    How lovely to see those yellow and pink roses! They are beautiful.I am beginning to miss the rose garden of Ryousenji temple I go to in every spring. Looks like your pet is enjoying the warm place with a muffin and tea. Yes, he does!

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  14. Hello, Judith! They are all beautiful roses. Great choices. I like the furbaby in front of the warm fire. It is an easy pet to take care of, lol. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  15. Beautiful roses! Looking forward to when roses are in bloom again.

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  16. Oh, they are gorgeous! 'The Lady of the Lake' is my favourite even though the colour of 'Olivia' is wonderful.
    Can one pin the rose photos?
    Lovely mosaics and I like especially the atmosphere and the colours of your afternoon tea photos. Happy garden planning, dear Judith!

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  17. The "new" David Austin Roses are beautiful. Love your garden journal. I always loved when the seed catalogs arrived in January and the planning. With the redo of my postage stamp backyard, there were no seed catalogs this year. No roses anymore. I may do some veggies in pots, but times have changed. I wanted something easier to care for and I got it. The fish and I are happy!

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  18. The HG has the vegetable garden all planned out. We are still mulling over starting seeds or not. I am thinking not, despite the expense of the garden center plants. As for the gardens. The garden on the north side of the house needs rebuilding. we had amended the soil, but instead of rich, fluffy soil, it is hard with very poor drainage, so it needs a reboot. I love love the new David Austins. I'll be looking for them when we do our annual rose shopping at the garden center in town Far Away. Olivia is my favorite. Which one will you add? Or two. Or three?

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  19. Those roses are so dreamy and romantic, Judith, and I love the ruffled petals, and the colors. Your tea with your darling cat is so cozy in front of the fireplace. Yes, it's the perfect spot to write down notes in your gardening journal.

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  20. What a cosy place you have for making your garden plans. I like the idea of a gas fireplace and it is on my 'wish list'. Also on that list is to start a rose garden. We have to deal with deer, so a fence will have to go up before the spade goes into the ground. I think we have ideal conditions for roses, and I will come back to this post when it comes time to order.

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  21. I should like to buy these roses already only for the names.......

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  22. These new roses are truly gorgeous ... we're so in love with David Austin Roses ... just think that in Tenuta Geremia we've a rose garden where we planted a few years ago more than a hundred plants of his, we did such a big work, but believe me, it was worth working so hardly !
    Thank you for these new ideas, darling Judith, Winter is done for planning too !
    Have a wonderful remainder of your week
    sending love to you
    Dany

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  23. Judith, I love the David Austin roses and wouldn't dare get a catalog -- I would want to order far more plants than I could ever have room for!

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  25. Judith, the roses are gorgeous, every one of them. However, the Olivia rose has me swooning! Love your kitty with the blue eyes and your tea time looks very cozy there in front of your fireplace. That is a very pretty tea pot! Have a lovely weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  26. Hello there Judith.....my word...those roses are absolute stunners! I do have a list of what I would like to grow in my garden and I still have a bit of time to plan it as my new house (and garden) is still in the planning stages.

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  27. Great shots. I love the flowers. And the fireplace shot. We are thinking about getting one of these for our patio. I'm plannin on coming over Monday for Mosaic Monday!

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  29. I want some of those roses! And that kitten sculpture is wonderful-that is the look my kitten has when her eyes are open-that intent look of what can I do now?

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  30. those Roses are certainly very beautiful. Until next week, hav a good one.

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  31. The roses are so beautiful. I love roses but seem to do well with only the most hardy. Maybe I will have a thriving rose garden when I move. My husband and I have visited many public rose gardens over the years and the fragrance alone is heavenly. BTW , the yellow rose shown is my favorite.

    I am very interested in that beautiful teapot in the background, blue and white .... caught my eye right away .

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  32. Beautiful David Austin roses. Do I have room for more? Yes, there's always room - somewhere. My favourite is "The Lady of the Lake.

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  33. Nice 'Garden Pictures,' Judith. I like the idea of your having a journal. As I age, I should have one to go back to check on myself. Our friend, now deceased, had one. She would use a bound book also to make her entries in. She used each one for several years before exchanging it for a new one. When she 'felt' an entry was in order she would write the date with weekday beneath the last year's in which she had made an entry. Better for storage and economics was good there.
    Your gray Siamese kitten is a cutie. It reminded me of a cast ceramic pig that our vet gave me when I was small. It is almost antique, about 75 years old I would guess.
    I linked again through Teresa's Friday Hunt. Bye, til ...
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  37. Hi Judith,

    Skittles is an American bobtail. This breed is born with shorter or in some cases a stump of a tail. The breed in general is known for being smart, affectionate, loyal and the males can get big. The cat I had before her was also a bobtail and they have characteristics that I like. They are also generally mellow cats-their ears can be flicked and they are not bothered in the least by it.

    Their coats come in all colors-my previous one was a gray tabby with white on his face, paws and belly. Their tails can be anywhere from a stump to about 4 inches long.

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  38. The Olivia rose has an interesting petal pattern. It reminds of paper flowers. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  39. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous roses, Judith! I'll have to try to view the roses at the RBG this year. Your fireside tea setting is lovely!

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  40. I love that first gorgeous rose especially! I have a green thumb for house plants and a black thumb for roses, unfortunately. It looks so cozy in your photos.

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  41. Hi Judith, you have a very pretty site. I am hoping to plant roses in my yard this spring. I know I want a Double Delight and Mister Lincoln. The one you shared is very pretty to. I will have to look into it. I also love plumerias! :)

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  42. I love all of these David Austin roses, Judith! I'd love to have a garden filled with roses but I know it would be frustrating, as the deer here would eat them all. I have to be content to dream about them. The only thing I have luck with growing in my garden is herbs--the animals seem to leave them alone.

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  43. Outstanding still life with the magazine - great coloring.

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  44. Outstanding still life with the magazine - great coloring.

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  45. So nice to see those beautiful roses, especially at this time of year! Your mosaic is lovely and your tea time looks inviting! Happy Monday!

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  46. Good morning, Judith! Your rose images are just lovely. Stopping back to say thank you for hosting MM. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  47. Well there's nothing like roses to make you want to get out in the garden! Sadly I have only one tiny miniature rose in my garden. I should really remedy that. These varieties all look so appealing! I love yellow roses, and pink roses with yellow hints in them. Thanks for sharing these varieties Judith.
    Your little kitten does look life like, and must enjoy the fire too. My daughter has a little chalkware dog beside her bed, and I always think he looks like he's about to jump up and play! Enjoy your week :)
    Wendy

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  48. Aren't the roses just wonderful! I can't wait for all the flowers to be out again. x

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  49. The roses are all really beautiful Judith.
    Thoughts of spring and summer are stirring!

    Have a lovely week!
    Ruby

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  50. Hi Judith and yes, I am already getting many catalogs in the mail and I am looking for things, but more for shade and deer proof for my zone 6. I also want more to help the butterflies and hummingbirds too. The roses, the first and second one, those together would be so lovely in my garden and go well with what I so love. I hope that you are doing well. Happy Week my friend~

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  51. I've added two new roses to my garden this year and they are both David Austins.
    Munstead Wood which is a very deep red and Tamora a soft pink with apricot. Tamora has not done quite so well but our hot humid days this summer could be the reason.

    Sitting by the fire with catalogues and notebook in hand is one of my fave pastimes in Winter!

    Thank you for hosting Judith.
    Shane

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  52. The little cat looks so cute with your things by the fire. And I LOVE this new magazine! The photos are gorgeous. I have a pot of red miniature roses in my lanai...a birthday present to myself. Hugs Lavender Sis, Diane

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  53. Exquisite roses and the little kitten is adorable. Lovely post Judith, thank you for hosting.

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  54. Hi Judith! Thank you for sharing this! I just love that Olivia -rose. I think this is love in first sight. Olivia is a beautiful name too. Maybe someday I would have a real rose garden. Have a lovely week!

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  55. Gorgeous roses and lots of lovely aspects in your post! The cat is so cute and funny...*-*
    Have a great week ahead!

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  56. What a comforting post. I'm snuggling up right alongside you with my tea and journal as well. Time to order some seeds!

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  57. Loved visiting your Roses post today. Just wanted to thank you for continuing to host Mosaic Monday, very much appreciated.
    Joy

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  58. Hello Judith! How nice to see those lovely roses in January! Yellow roses have always been my favourites. I think January tea time should be a daily ritual. there is nothing nicer than a cup of tea on a winter afternoon!

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  59. The roses are wonderful Judith. The Poet's Wife is my favorite, because I love yellow and I love roses that smell good (like roses should)! Your kitty is sweet and so realistic , no wonder visiting fur friends check her out! We used to have Siamese cats and she reminds me of one of them especially ... That expression (maybe ours was looking at spiders on the ceiling too ) . Thank you for hosting as always.

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  60. Wow! That's a lot of comments! What fun! Thanks for sharing this post with No Place Like Home, Judith. Wishing you a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  61. Hi Judith, hopped over from Sandi's. What gorgeous roses! I am certainly dreaming of Spring and all that I want to accomplish. My oldest grandson has asked to be married in our gardens this June. Hope to get our garden shed built this spring! Rural looks lovely. I will check it out!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  62. Hello Judith, thank you for featuring roses this week! What a cheery post. The DA roses are stunning. I have grown them before in other homes and enjoyed them very much.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  63. Judith, The Olivia rose is my favorite. The blue eyes on the cat are very attention getting. I'm not a gardener but there are several among my family and for sure the garden journals are out for sure. Sylvia D.

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  64. Very beautiful roses. The cat is very cute too!

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  65. Judith I adore your cat...what a cute pose and those eyes. The David Austin roses are just the best and I have always wanted to won one. My wish came true as I won one on a blog giveaway. I ordered a tried and true one as I am a bit afraid my winter would do it in. Of course once I have some success, you know I will want more.

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  66. I just got the new DA roses catalog in the mail and can't wait to check it out. The ones you've shown are gorgeous, especially Lady of the Lake. And now I can see I need to go check out the online magazine as well!

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  67. Oh how I love the roses from David Austen. I will be in need of a few new ones this year, and I'm already marking them in my catalog. Thank you for sharing your favorites!

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  68. Oh my...those roses are just stunning, each and every one. I also think that sweet little cat is just adorable. Wouldn't you love to know what the real kitties are thinking when they see him/her? :) Beautiful mosaics...thanks for hosting!

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