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July 2010

Textured Rose Photo

  Texturized-Roses
Living is not enough . . . One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

~ Hans Christian Anderson

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Peach-Rose-Gathering

Friend Susan asked if I had any peach roses. She needed to make a special small bouquet-- I believe it was for her client's private plane.

Bucket-of-Peach-Roses

There were a few nice things in the garden that day. Just Joey, Kathleen, English Garden, Irish Fire Flame, Sally Holmes, Smooth Angel.

Just-Joey-Rose

If you are wondering what texture is in the top photo-- it's from Kim Klassen's first collection.
Kim-Klassen-Texture


Marie Pavie Rose

Marie-Pavie
The trills and gushes of perfect melody.

~ Mary Webb

  Marie-Pavie-in-Vase
Marie Pavie is a Polyantha that can handle USDA zone 4, and is even shade tolerant. Surely that's music to the ears of a few rose lovers I know.

Background

This is the last post from this series for now. Thought I'd end with a view of the backdrop-- heavy art paper curved to eliminate a horizon line.

Have a good weekend !



Macrantha Daisy Hill Rose

Macrantha-Daisy-Hill

But to drink at the stoup of beauty .  .  .

~ Mary Webb

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  Macrantha

Like the rose in yesterday's post, there is a single and double version of Macrantha. The double at the top is known as Rosa macrantha 'Daisy Hill'-- the single, shown in two stages of opening, is simply Macrantha.

It's the spread of gold stamens that immediately endeared me to these roses. Note how the cup of pink petals on the single opens white and so beautifully defined-- not to mention its five hearts.