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Even though we live on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, otherwise known as the “City of Roses”, our area is perfect for growing roses and they have always been one of my favorite flowers.  My mother grew the most beautiful roses with the biggest blooms I’ve ever seen.

I give my own names to some of my roses, sometimes they are the name of the person who gave it to me, or in remembrance of a special person or pet.  The red rose is “Adrian”, the white rose with pink edges I kept as its original name “Double Delight”, the pink/lavender rose is “Kym”, the orange rose is “Quincy” in memory of our daughter Steph’s dog, and the soft pink/white rose is “Ruthie” after my aunt.

Here are some of my recent photos ~