We (the rose and I) have waited four years for this photo debut. Finally with enough cane length to wave in the breeze, above and between two 5-ft grevilleas, she was ready for a few photo sessions.
One of our garden's first bloomers– the greetings from 'Glory of Edzell' are eagerly awaited. The petite charm of Spinosissima leaves inspired a collection of these roses, which are usually once bloomers. Relatives of the wild Scots Briar, native to Scotland, this is a hybrid named after either Edzell Castle or a small hamlet (pop. 708) by the same name.
The buds, what can I say? Elegant– with that burnished bead of a calyx.
Fresh stamens are a must for most photos, but all stages have dignity.
My shrub only has about seven canes, so I'm not about to dismantle them. However, if the featured rose is in my garden, I always want to show it to you in a vase as well. In the future when the shrub has more girth, long canes would be gorgeous swooping out of a large arrangement, but for now I just picked laterals, in bud, and placed them in small bottles. They continued opening for three days !