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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.





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. 


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