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Celebration Rose Bouquet- details (story board)

Harvest Day for the Celebration of Old Roses

 

Hebe's-lip-rose

The little white beauty with red edges is Hebe's Lip (1829). It's the day before the May 20th Celebration of Old Roses and I'm at Vintage Gardens harvesting short-stemmmed roses for a centerpiece display.

 

Rose-bench

The roses in the first shot were in a bucket like the one above

 

Vintage-gardens

set on shadowy ground in a setting like this. I tried to cut very fresh blooms, many just opening, many in bud to arrange in clusters

 

Basket

in this three tiered basket.

 

Basket-roses

Here's a view toward the front. All these roses and many more greeted happy lovers of our favorite flower.

 

Car-full-of-roses

It took many hands to fill the specimen tables. Here's one laden car with excited roses ready to

 

Rpse-specimen-display

share their glory.

 

 And what a great day it was !

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