One has silvery undersides; another is unknown (to me– ouch, I thought I knew the name); one is ancient Chinese; another is Persian (also very old); the French one was named after a village on the outskirts of Paris; one almost stops my heart; another was a hybridzer’s dream come true; and yet another is a perpetual prize winner.
One of these roses is only 1.5-inches across; another measures 7-inches; one has more than a hundred petals; two have only five; seven of these beauties are fragrant; one is renown for its “bad smell”–– rose diversity will always be a miracle to me.
If you can’t guess their names, click on the little flashing flickr box (in the sidebar) and enter what Camilla calls “the rose spa.” You’ll not only find the rose names, you can learn more about each rose by clicking on the helpmefind link under each picture, or just bliss out in the slide show.
When you click on a rose picture (in the flashing flickr box), you’re taken to that rose’s flickr page, which has a number of choices– starting from the top right at my picture:
- If you click on my pic, you’ll be at home page. Don’t go there at this point.
- The “Carolyn Parker’s photostream” thumbnails are all the pictures I’ve loaded to flickr; some are not roses. Don’t go there yet either.
- The next set of thumbnails “Rose Faces (Set)” are where I’d like you to experiment. If you click on a picture, you can see the roses one-at-a-time, and the captions and helpmefind links.
- If you click on the little screen icon where it says, “__ items,” the slide show will begin. Before you click, get the popcorn or a cup of tea . . .
- See where it say “Tags” in pale gray? Try clicking on a rose color, say “peach rose,” you’ll be taken to a page that shows all the peach roses in the set. How great is that?
- Now, click on the title (also in pale gray) that says “Rose Faces (Set).” Voila, there they all are.
I just had to list all the above, because it took me so long to figure it out. I hope this is helpful when you are wishing and dreaming up rose lists, as the leaves fall or the snow flies.