The #1 rose for blooms for 2011 in my garden goes to Carefree Celebration. It was spectacular in spring. It was spectacular again in the fall.
Why did I ever think about getting rid of this rose? Well, it fades to a funny color. One that didn't really appeal to me.
But this year, there were so many blooms, I didn't notice that. At all. All I noticed were blooms, blooms, and more blooms.
I hope it blooms that way again this year. But even if it does, it may not be the winner again. I have some more roses that are maturing, enough to possibly knock Carefree Celebration off her throne!
Carefree Celebration grows in zones 4b through 10, to around 4 to 5 ft high and wide, and is disease resistant.
On another note, I have been awarded the Liebster Blog award from Wisteria and Roses. Thank you, Bama Girl. This award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers. Liebster is German for 'favorite' and I was honored to have been named. In accepting this award, I must pass it on to 5 blogs with less than 200 followers. My favorite subject is roses, so I want to give this award to the following rose lovers:
I was also nominated for the Versatile Blogger award from Nitty Gritty Dirt Man, Graphicality-UK, Gardens Eye View, and Blogging in Myrtle Glen. I want to thank each one of them for thinking of me. The rules to accepting this award are:
1. Add the Versatile Blogger Award.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
3. Share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
4. Include this set of rules.
5. Forward this award to 15 fellow bloggers, and inform them with a comment on each of their blogs.
So, here's a little bit about me:
To finish my bachelor's degree, I went to night classes and worked during the day. (#1. I'm a hard worker.) I first decided to major in geology, but there was not a college near me that offered that degree, so I changed to computer science. Computer science got too time consuming, and classes for a teaching degree were only offered during the day, so I changed to math. Then I changed it to business, because that was what everyone told me was most logical. But business classes were not fun to me, so I changed again to Speech. (#2. I'm very versatile!) (#3. Majoring in English never entered my head.) And finally, just when I was going to change my major again (!), I was told that because of the "sunset rule" I would begin to lose credits. I knew I had more credits than necessary to graduate, if only they were all in one field. So, I talked to my professor and he came up with a plan for me to graduate by taking only two more (of his) classes. (#4. My teachers always liked me.) I graduated with a very liberal arts degree, which is affectionately known in our family as "The Smorgasbord Degree" (#5). My mother always said I was stubborn (#6. I like to think of it as determination instead.), and I guess I am because I don't know many people that go to school for 20 years for a 4 year degree. (#7. Maybe I'm not so smart after all.)
And here are the 15 blogs I am awarding the Versatile Blogger Award to: