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July 2010

Textured Rose Photo

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

~ Hans Christian Anderson

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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.


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


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

Marie Pavie Rose

The trills and gushes of perfect melody.

~ Mary Webb

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.


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


But to drink at the stoup of beauty .  .  .

~ Mary Webb

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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.