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I Beg Your Pardon...I Promised You a Rose Garden!

Okay, so, for the last few posts I mentioned that my last trek around the Botanical Gardens ended at the Rose Cotillion.  I've been at the gardens each season, and at times, especially with the drought and extreme heat, they're not too pretty.   This time of year, and with all the nourishing rainfall the few weeks prior to me walking around the grounds were a god-send for the roses. They were all flourishing!!! With such a beautiful array of color and scents. And of course, I couldn't resist going over-board with the shutter button...









...and the fountain...



...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 14th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
!!RARE!! Mermaid


circa: early 90s



46 comments:

  1. The roses are just gorgeous and the fountain looks so cool and refreshing.

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  2. The roses are lovely. I never grew any, nor did I ever wish to but I sure do admire their colors and shapes and fragrances. Nice fountain photos today.

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    1. I love their scent too...some, better than others.

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  3. so far, this is my favorite troll, LOVE IT of course i get a new favorite often. that yellow roses are my favorites, all of them are gorgeous...

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  4. The roses are gorgeous, I'm glad they put on a show for you. I like the fountain too. This Troll is definitely my favorite, nothing beats mermaids!

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    1. Bud has a small collection of mermaids.

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  5. Just beautiful. Loved the coral ones the best. Nice shot with the water fountain. Froze the water but didn't lose the illusion of movement.
    Happy first day of summer. May it be cool and just wet enough.

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    1. My mom liked the Montezuma Rose best...her favorite.

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  6. Wow! I could not pick (pun intended) a favorite if I tried! Although the last pale mauve one is so interesting! I play a game with myself with your Trolls. I try to guess their names before reading them. I have never been right once!

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    1. Maybe you will guess them when I get to the "holiday" trolls.

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  7. Oooooooooooh, the roses!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos of them, Anni. I have some roses but just can't manage to bring them to the potential I know they have. But I keep trying! And your little mermaid troll... what a darling she is!! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. Roses can definitely be challenging!

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  8. Those are such beautiful roses! Every one is a stunner. And thanks for the cute troll!

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    1. My all time favorite flower!! 🌹

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  9. ❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

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  10. Oh my those roses are beautiful. I usually like red roses best but that first yellow rose is my favorite picture today.

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    1. I love yellow roses too...AND red!!

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  11. Beautiful roses and I really like that last fountain shot!

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    1. Someone mentioned above that the fountain shot was "frozen" in time. I guess you could say that.

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  12. I just love your roses...that place must smell divine. Thanks for giving us a peek.
    We sure could use some water here..the snowpack runoff is very dismal. It's not looking good and it puts the fire danger on high alert.
    Sue

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    1. It's dry here again too. But nothing like what you're experiencing.

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  13. I love the hair color on your mermaid troll! Who would have thought that one day, it would be pretty common to see such colors on real hair! LOVE the rose pictures. I can practically smell them! I wonder if that pale lilac rose is "Angel Face." I remember when Angel Face was just all the rage among gardeners! So unusual.

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    1. I had an angel face...in Colorado.

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  14. You can never have too many rose pictures. I would have been right there beside you getting many shots.

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    1. They're gorgeous, aren't they?!?!!

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  15. Beautiful Roses!! I love all the different colours.

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    1. Me too. I don't recall seeing any white in bloom tho.

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  16. Hello,

    Gorgeous roses, what a lovely variety of colors. The mermaid troll is cute. Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Have a happy week ahead too, Eileen.

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  17. Thanks for your input about how you read your post and your comments. I read my blogs like reading your bog now oh my phone because it is faster but I had not thought about I could do that with the comments so if the emails go away which I really like then I'll read the comments on the phone it makes it easy. I don't know why it didn't think about the comments because I've been reading post on my phone for maybe six months

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    1. It takes less time! I limit my time with blog reading. This helps. Half the time email server is slower & feed is down or doesn't even read the feed!

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    2. agree on the time thing. i prefer to read on big screen photos look better, but if i have a lot of posts to read and short on time, i can go through all of them in an hour and it would take 2 or 3 hours on computer. the reason i don't use reply is i love pop up when i go to others blogs, it is so much faster, like coming here i had to scroll through 35 comments to get here. the pop up i can pop to where i want to be in one click.

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    3. You can expand & do rotate screen...making text as large as you want on your phone.

      I use the embed version for a personal reason. Like I said, I make sure I do blog protocol & visit those that visit me...I respond to my comments to know I visited them!

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  18. Some roses are stunning to look at but have not much scent. They've been hybridized so much that it's bred out of them. It's sad. Still, it's hard to surpass a perfect rose for that classic symbol of beauty.

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  19. Such beautiful photos! I especially like the last one of the water spout!

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  20. I enjoy rose gardens, they remind me of my grandpa. He was head gardener for Pabst Farms. He grew a lot of roses.
    xx oo
    Carla

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    1. I'd love hearing his stories of gardening!!

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  21. I do believe your flower photos are as gorgeous as your bird ones!! A book???

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  22. I love roses
    one year my husband, found me a rose bush and the name of it was
    Janice rose.

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  23. it was on my birthday when my husband was looking though some rose bush's
    when he saw one that was named janice (my name) so he bought.
    :)

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