Fragrance for free, anyone?

Okay, this isn’t exactly a gardening post that is directly related to me because I hadn’t planted these beauties. My husband pointed out to me at some bushes that were blooming way out there from our backyard (well, not quite, but it would be the furthest I had to venture out from our deck). I found to my very pleasant surprise they are rose bushes! They are big, and there are three of them, and they are profusely covered with these fragrant dainty little blooms:

This is to show you just how challenging the terrain is for my venture out there… just kidding! :) But we do have a little creek that runs along the back. See the white patches in the bottom right corner – those are the start of the rose blooms:

Of course, I took full advantage of these fragrant beauties:

My husband made my day when he pointed me to these roses. We were marveling how well these roses grow with no care, no special feeding or spraying… nothing! And yet the Heavenly Father takes care of them. I quote from Matthew 6:28b-29: “See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” How true the words ring concerning these roses!

Have a fabulous weekend, my bloggy friends. I will be back Monday!

p.s. I would appreciate it very much if anyone could tell me what kind of roses these are! The blooms are roughly 1″ across, and they are very fragrant, almost like lilac.

9 thoughts on “Fragrance for free, anyone?

  1. Gardening is not my expertise in the least. Brown thumb would describe me more..
    Those kind of look like mini dogwood blooms.

  2. I think they are “Rosa Multiflora”, you can check on Google. I read somewhere that these are found in the US and because they are an invasive plant, they are considered weeds sometimes.

  3. I just had a look on Google, they look like they are Multiflora Rose, and the websites sound serious, they talk about them as alien plants that need to be eliminated. I hope the ones you have are not them.

  4. I think the wild roses are gorgeous! Since they are on the creekbed you won’t have to worry about them taking over the world if they are the Rosa Multiflora! …Kathy@ Mimi’s Garden

  5. What a refreshing post…. love the new look, and the air and sunshine that runs here! :)….

    And by the way, I know what you mean about creating an “all femenine” sewing room just for you…. I also have a room-a reading room I called it, that’s totally mine, and what a difference from the rest of my house… heheheh… I will show it one day on my blog. My funny husband is not allow to complaint about my girly taste in that room; he is not allow… :)

    Have a wonderful Saturday, sweet friend


  6. I’m hoping those roses aren’t the invasive kind because I was just thinking I need some of those! But we have no room for greedy, invading, alien, invasive roses. I love flowers that give off fragrant smells – lilacs, lavender, jasmine, etc. That’s a great Bible verse, too.

  7. Hi Wendy,
    I’ve been out of commission, so to speak for a few days and a lot of catching up to do.
    I read your sweet comments on my blog and I thank you for the compliments.
    Around here it is like running a bed and breakfast and yes, you would be welcomed.

    I love your blog and your dishes are stunning. I love all your flowers, too. Have a great Memorial Day and stop by again.

  8. Just found your site while searching for Bernertex fabric. Enjoyed your blog! Regarding the roses on your blog 5/24, around my neck of the woods (Okie from Muskogee) we refer to them as “wild roses”. They can be quite invasive if not pruned each year. However, I have “rescued” several from middle of nowhere sites and planted along my fence. The are quite fragrant, and climb along the fence nicely. One of God’s gifts to nature!! Enjoy yours!

  9. I love the flowers whatever they are. I’ve searched my property to find some natural growing plants. I have found one that I like.

    I have not gotten any clipping because they are entagled in the unkempt woodsy area of my property.

    Once my husband and I get it cleared out I can get some clippings and post some pictures.

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