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Found Rose

 

Found Rose or Namesless Treasure?

 

Grandmother's-hat-rose copy

'Found Rose' is a category for nameless roses found by the wayside, in old cemeteries, and abandonded gardens. This gorgeous Hybrid Perpetual was found by both Barbara Worl and Fred Boutin at sites in California. The rose also goes by Grandmother's Hat and Barbara Worl.

 

Barbara-Worl-rose

 

Old-rose-harvest

She makes a fine statement amongst all that varied plant material.

Here's a post I did about dear Barbara Worl, if you'd like to meet one of this rose's namesakes.

Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

 

 


Excellent White Roses

 

After years of growing and loving white roses, these perform the best in my California garden. 

White-roses-recommended

Madame Hardy, Paquerette, Snowbird, Little White Pet, Winchester Cathedral, Honor, White Masterpiece, Pax, Iceberg, Evening Star, Schneezwerg, Popcorn.

 

Tumble of white roses

 

White roses in vase

 

Rose bouquet

 

Working in white makes people look into it. White is ethereal. There's a purity to it, it makes things look elevated in a way. There's a whole palette of white . . .

~Jonathan Milne