Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer of Roses

A blooming rose in Florida's summer heat that's not a Knockout Rose? That's why we love Belinda's Dream. Given enough rain (something that hasn't been much of an issue lately), it will bloom pretty much 12 months a year. It doesn't suffer from disease or fungus either. And the pink blooms are even prettier than these photos show.

My Florida Backyard is in the middle of the summer doldrums, where we start to lose sight of the flowers due to the weeds. It's nice to have a bloom like Belinda's Dream to distract us from the jungle!


  1. A very pretty rose.

    Weeds and vines will take over even when we're trying to keep on top of things. Sigh!

    The normal summer rains have been nice after the 5 year drought.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

  2. Wow, Belinda's Dream is very impressive! I have tried with fail to grow roses, guess I just don't have the thumb for it, lol. Though I just bought three small knock out roses to give it another go'round. Until then I will live vicariously through your gorgeous rose garden. :)

    Happy Gardening & Best Wishes,


  3. Roses like these are not only pretty but can be made into condiments such as syrups and jams and rose water.

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