Thursday, April 30, 2009

Help Me Solve a Mystery by Missy Tippens


Missy here. And I need your help. I'm not a gardener at all. I usually only manage to fill the pots on my porch, and maybe put out a tomato plant or two. But every year at this time, I see these gorgeous bushes around town that look like some sort of rose. And I've always wondered what type they are. I snapped these photos at the bank yesterday on my phone. Can you help me figure out what they are?
Help me solve the mystery and I'll enter your name in a drawing for my new book, His Forever Love, coming out June 1! You don't have to be correct to be entered. Just give me your best guess. I'm hoping that most of you will know and I'll be able to look into planting some of these amazing bushes! I'll do the drawing on Sunday and announce the winner under the comments section. So either leave a contact email address or be sure to check back! Thanks for your help!


Missy

20 comments:

Stephanie Newton said...

Those are gorgeous photos, Missy! I can't believe you got them with your phone...

I'm thinking gardening right now, too. Today I'm mailing the deadline book. Tomorrow, Lowe's! :)

Steph

Ramona Richards said...

I agree - those are beautiful. I'm no gardener either, but I'd guess they're knockout roses. My gardener friends recommend them for me because they're hardy, drought-resistant, and don't need a lot of care to thrive. My perfect plant!

Missy Tippens said...

Good for you, Stephanie!! Congrats on getting finished! I was just thinking of you today, wondering how your first book signing went. :)

Missy Tippens said...

Ramona, I love that name! Sounds like something I might not kill. LOL!

Missy

Teri Wilson, Romancing the pet lover's soul said...

Missy, I have no clue what kind of flowers those are. I just wanted to drop by and say I'm looking forward to your new book!

Blessings, Teri

www.teriwilson.net

Mae Nunn said...

Hey Missy! You've stumped my English gardner husband! He said to tell him what it is when you figure it out! It looks like what my mama used to call a Prairie Rose to me, but what do I know, killer of plastic ferns!

Mae

Jessica said...

LOL I have no clue. Are you sure they're roses?
Hmmmm, how about white centered roses. Heeehee. Now I'm going to look them up.

Mae Nunn said...

Posting another comment just to see if my photo comes up, and to see if Missy will enter me twice!

Mae

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks so much, Teri!

By the way, I love your photo. :) I'll have to post photos of my doggies on here sometime.

Missy

Missy Tippens said...

LOL, you killer of plastic ferns! :)

All plant care in my house (indoor at least) has been turned over to my hubby. I do NOT have a green thumb.

Missy Tippens said...

Jessica, I like your very descriptive name. :)

I don't know for sure they're roses. But they look like some kind of single rose. The buds look more rose-like than the open flowers.

Missy Tippens said...

Mae, your photo looks great! But you still can't cheat. :)

Caroline said...

Hi Missy - over here in the UK we have yellow primroses that look a lot like the flowers you saw! But to be hones I don't know what they are but they are lovely! Take care. Caroline xx

CatMom said...

Hello Missy! Being a fellow Georgian, I'd say they are "Knockout Roses" as someone else already said. They are everywhere in my area (especially outside of restaurants, banks, etc.) and are lovely. Wish I had a few of those bushes in my yard, LOL! Blessings, Patti Jo :)

EllenToo said...

They look similar to what I remember calling star roses when I was a child. But what do I know I have a black thumb and only weeds grow in my gardens.

Missy Tippens said...

Wow, Cindi, thanks so much. I'll look that up!

Missy

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks, Caroline! I appreciate the info on the primroses. That's something to look into as well.

Missy Tippens said...

Thanks, Patti Jo! Another vote for knockout roses. And that name is really familiar.

Missy Tippens said...

Ellen, I laughed at your black thumb comment. That's how I feel! :)

Thanks for the tip on star roses.

Missy Tippens said...

I have a winner!! The winner of the drawing for a copy of His Forever Love is Patti Jo!!

Patti Jo, please email me at missytippens [at] aol.com so I can get your mailing address. :)

Thanks to everyone for taking part! I've got some great ideas to start looking for info on the roses.