Thursday, April 28, 2011

Some Things Just Work Out!

Sometimes I plant things in the garden with no idea if they will work out or not.  And sometimes they do!  One of the best plants I've put in the garden lately is 'Bright Lights'.

'Bright Lights' is a striped pink and yellow miniature rose, and it only grows to around 2 to 3 ft. tall.  Although different websites state different zones, it's worth trying in zones 5 to 11.  I like using miniature roses in my landscaping.

I planted 'Bright Lights' in a planter located in the middle of a bed of cheerful yellow 'Julia Child' roses.

Their blooms compliment each other perfectly.  Isn't it wonderful when things work out?

You see, this planter had been a source of frustration for quite some time.  I had planted annuals in it for several years.  Then I just left it bare.  The cats used it as a bed.  I was not satisfied.  I wanted something there.  A plant, not a cat.  Something permanent.  Something pretty.  Something cheerful.

I bought 'Bright Lights' on a whim.  But not only does it pair perfectly with 'Julia Child', it also compliments 'James Galway' (a light pink bloomer) and the 'Appleblossom' flower carpet roses that are just around the corner.

This planter is now a focal point that I love to see!

This is my 100th post!  I'm linking this to Cottage Flora Thursdays.


  1. Congratulations on your 100th post! Brigh Lights is beautiful!

  2. Congrats on your 100 posting! What a pretty little rose. Some of the miniatures are so lovely. I love your yellow roses.

  3. They look beautiful together. Definitely a good choice to go there and I bet those cats don't care for the thorns either.
    Goldenray Yorkies

  4. Wow, I still remember the first time I saw your blog, and it is the 100th post already? Congratulations!

    These roses really do look great together, isn't it wonderful how things sometimes work out so well.

  5. Ginny - thanks! I am very pleased with 'Bright Lights'.

    Lona - I love the miniature roses - they are just so cute! The yellow roses, Julia Childs, are a good rose to try, too!

    Cher - haha - I thought that maybe the rose thorns would keep them from laying on it, like they did the other plants! So far, it seems to have done the trick!

    Masha - I am quite pleased with this combination. I didn't realize until they bloomed that they would tie in with the other roses in this area. A nice surprise!

  6. I love tha planter and of course the roses!

  7. Congrat's on 100 post and the perfect mate to all your beautiful roses it couldn't have worked any better had you planed it.. perfect.
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  8. You are now a centenarian, haha, congratulations! That variegated rose on the first photo is so beautiful, i loved most that the rest of them. But of course all roses are always lovely. Thanks also for commenting on my post today.

  9. Congrats on 100! The Roses and your arrangements are lovely as always. I'm partial to the slightly different shades, so I really like the way the yellow Roses bring out the warm tones in Bright Lights!

  10. Your "bright lights" are very pretty and delicate roses. They look nice with the yellow ones. Beautiful pictures!

  11. GardeningBlog - The planter was a gift, so I love it, of course! It's very heavy and has a nice deep area for plantings.

    Cherry - I love it when those little unplanned things turn out just like they were meant to be!

    Andrea - I love striped roses, but this one is so small, you really have to look carefully. Very sweet with the yellow and pink combined.

    PlantPostings - I don't know if all yellows go together, but these two look great together. I'm so glad they don't clash!

    Olga - Although they do look delicate, they've put up with a lot of wind lately, and are obviously not so delicate at all! Thanks for commenting.

  12. That is a very nice combination you have created. You knew what you were doing all along.

    Happy 100th and waiting to read the next 100!

  13. Tufa Girl - I think you give me too much credit! I am always surprised when things turn out nicely. Of course, with flowers, - what's not to love?

  14. Happy 100th post!!! & Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's everything is looking so pretty! xoxo, tracie

  15. Thanks, Tracie, and thanks for hosting!


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