Monday, March 28, 2011

The Elegant Lady Banks

If you are a regular visitor to Southern Lagniappe, you're probably tired of seeing posts featuring Spring flowers and trees. I apologize for being redundant, but I can't resist capturing our long-awaited Spring in all its glory.

Today, I'm sharing pictures I took over the weekend of my elegant Lady Banks Roses (Rosa banksiae). They line the fence in our long, narrow backyard and their fragrance is absolutely heavenly.

We have one yellow plant ...

One white plant ...

And one that is a mix of yellow and white blooms ...

Although they are stunning from a distance, when you look at the clusters of flowers up close, they are truly exquisite. They remind me of miniature bridal bouquets — but no florist in the world could ever create such perfection.

The next few days are supposed to be rainy ones here in Vicksburg, but I hope to get out and take some pictures of some of the beautiful old antebellum homes while their Azaleas and Dogwoods are blooming.

Our "Spring Pilgrimage" begins this Friday, and I'll share more about it later.

7 comments:

Marlene said...

I am filled with Lady Banks envy this morning. A friend brought one for me from Georgia, but the Lady was not happy here in Central Florida...she tried, but alas..... However I will enjoy your beautiful fence line and as always thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

I always enjoy your flowers, Janie. These Lady Banks Roses are unbelievable. I love roses that have fragrances. I will check these out.Our rose bushes are just beginning to grow, but we are also experiencing very cold weather.
Enjoy your Spring Pilgrimage this weekend. I like that name, and I know I don't have to ask, but just in case take lots of photos. lol.
Thank you for your prayers for Will.
Hugs,
Sue

MeenyMoe said...

Your photos never make me tired and I never think you are redundant! You are making me ache for spring to get here already! LOL - Karen

Lori said...

If you are reading my blog from the northern end of the Mississippi River, you will easily understand why I'm not tired of spring flowers. We've yet to see one outdoors!

Deb said...

beautiful never tired of spring..

Jenni said...

Oooh, they are gorgeous.... and I can't wait to see more of your pictures as Spring and Summer unfold!

Hugs,
Jenni

littlethingsoflife said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell your Lady Banks roses from here! LOVE the white and yellow combination on one plant.