Rosy Passion

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world -- Leo Buscaglia

Rosa 'Kate'














This is a well said quote, isn't it? Roses are gorgeous and timeless beauties. To date I can't pinpoint a particular rose or even the colour of a rose that I like most. They are all so pretty!



Rosa 'Duftjuwel'




















Roses however are not an easy plant to cultivate especially in our tropical climate that is always humid and hot. 



Recently I visited the beautiful rose garden of Rohani Bujang, head of the Honey Bee Rose Club. I saw many thriving roses! All the roses were planted using the organic way. 



Read more about her planting methods here

Rosa 'Party Time'




















What I found most interesting was that the soil mix she used i.e. one part compost and another part a blend of the following ingredients (all or part of): perlite, burnt soil, sand, rice hull, black soil and coconut husk. 


Rosa 'Pat Austin"














I have one Othello rose in my garden now. In spite of the heavy downpour in the afternoon these days, I just hope that the soil in the pot is not affected/compacted by the rain and clogged...

Othello rose




















What's your favourite rose?

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16 comments

  1. Your roses are gorgeous ! It's a real pleasure to watch pictures of your garden !
    Stephanie, have a nice Sunday :)

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    1. Hi Ela, these are not my roses. They were at the rose garden I visited. Mine is only that Othello which is not in bloom yet. You have a wonderful Sunday :-)

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  2. Actually all the roses are gorgeous. I can't imagine if somebody will think opposite.

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  3. Hi..
    roses is my favourite flower...all colors are beautiful..

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    1. Hello Masidah! Do you know rose colours have meanings? White rose communicates 'happy love' ;-) Read more http://www.rkdn.org/roses/colors.asp

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  4. I love all roses as well. Unfortunately growing roses in our tropical climate is challenging.

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    1. I am keeping my fingers crossed for my Othello hehe...

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  5. What lovely roses - so hard to choose a favourite ! they all look very happy and healthy Stephanie !
    I went out in the cold, torrential rain this evening, to look at the garden, and was overjoyed to see the first rose of the season in bloom, a white climber called 'White Cloud'. Just gorgeous !

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    1. Jane, I just googled 'White Cloud', found amazing pics of the bloom. I am sure yours is as extraordinary. But sorry for the cold and wet weather you are experiencing. Keep warm :-)

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  6. Hi Stephanie,
    I like roses, but I have no luck with them! so now I just admire them when I am at the nursery! My favourite colour of the all roses are the deep yellow!

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    1. Deep yellow is nice :-) The rose club I mentioned in the post has came out with a good way to care for rose here. Seeing is believing, the club's garden looked glorious with many thriving roses.

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  7. Those roses are beautiful! I lost all my roses to heavy rain.....sigh/.....

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    1. The rain did that to mine once. I hope the current heavy down pour wouldn't kill my Othello hehe... This morning I passed by a house that has some admirable roses at the front yard and the gardener seems to be propagating more and more of it. I hope one day I can do the same ;-)

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  8. Adelaide has heat waves every year.
    But roses there seems to thrive and Adelaide are one of the top 5 rose exporters.
    I think humidity makes them go sick easily especially black spotting.

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    1. I must see some of those Adelaide roses! You are right bout growing roses in our weather. But for Pn Rohani that I have mentioned here, passion has brought her success in growing thriving roses here.

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