Thursday, March 29, 2012

Springtime Roses Bloom at The Antique Rose Emporium

Roses are blooming in abundance this spring at The Antique Rose Emporium in San Antonio.  This yellow rose was just one of many blooms I saw when I visited earlier this week.


This is the view from my parking space.  I began snapping photos as soon as I stepped out of the car.   Mountains of white climbing roses and pink roses right up to the bumper! 
 

The mild, rainy winter has brought out the blooms by the thousands.  It was a beautiful sight and such a contrast to my visit in October when weather setbacks had delayed the blooms.  To the right of the entrance is a cedar gazebo surrounded by a hedge of red roses.  The white roses in the background are the same ones you can see from the parking lot.



This climber is just beginning to make its way up the gazebo post.



Red climbing rose demonstrates the variety, with the sale specimens nearby.  As you may have noticed, the great thing about this place is how they demonstrate possible ways to grow the various types of roses within a garden setting.


Shrub Rose in the demonstration garden


Container rose on display by the perennials


Roses rambling along a fence and climbing over the side of the sales office

 

Roses used as a hedge with blue salvia and other perennials


 

The giant bottle tree is just visible among all the roses


The best blooms I've seen in a couple years on this climbing rose


Another climber along the adobe wall and more rose hedges

  
The blue courtyard featured a beautiful climbing apricot rose

 

 

 


More roses over and under the arbor


   


A bee on this rose, it was too windy for butterflies

 

More beautiful roses over by the Hacienda de las Rosas special events center



Cactus, roses and a windmill -- a great Texas combination to end the tour.
 

15 comments:

  1. This is my favorite garden center. Love going there in the Spring time. That Shrub Rose is so pretty.

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    1. It's beautiful most every time I go, but spring time is the best.

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  2. Thanks for the tour and lovely pics. I've never been to the Antique Emporium--for shame!! I need to put it on my 'to do' list.

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    1. A great place for Texas garden lovers to visit. It's on the northwest side of town and not too far out of the way for travelling from Austin. We have a great botanical garden and a visit to the Japanese Tea Garden would all make a nice day trip.

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  3. Oh, lovely! I am really into climbers this year. Thanks so much for the pics - and the inspiration!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this, it's a special place.

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  4. One of my favorite nurseries, anywhere. For a moment, I forgot about the roses in your post and my 2004 visit...so many great outdoor rooms, plant combos, and that last TX shot (cactus-roses-windmill) says it all. (and that incredible blue wall you showed...)

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    1. I needed tires and it's behind Sears....

      It's a great place for inspiration. I always think the blue courtyard is my favorite -- until I walk over to the terracotta adobe courtyard.

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  5. Brings back memories. I was living there when it opened next to Gardenville. Couldn't get enough of that place. Love the rustic look.

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    1. I do enjoy going there for plants and inspiration whenever I get the chance.

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  6. Great Post Shirley! I’ve never been to the Antique Rose Emporium in San Antonio, but from your pictures I can tell it is well worth the trip. Really Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Lucy, I think I remember you lived in San Antonio so it would be a nice trip to see what's changed. Be sure to check out the renovations at the Japanese Tea Garden too.

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  7. Those climbers are gorgeous! Love the peach colored one climbing the gazebo, breath-taking!! What a beautiful place to get lost in, so much inspiration...thanks! Cheers Julia

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  8. The climbers really steal the show, but honestly, the rose garden area is all quite beautiful. The same is happening here and it's quite the show right now. Nice shots!

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