Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Princess Alexandra of Kent by David Austin

A superior rose, smells divine, few thorns, lots of petals and a delicious dark pink.  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Antique Roses

Beautiful, ruffly, pink Abraham Darby roses often look like peonies and smell deliciously of fruit.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Coming Soon . . . So Many Roses

In a week or so, this New Dawn Climbing rosebush is going to be absolutely smothered in blooms.

Blooms such as these luscious beauties.

In a few days my Queen of Sweden rosebush will have burst into bloom, as well.  Stay tuned for further developments.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Bounty

Beautiful offerings from the garden: Abraham Darby, Queen of Sweden and Princess Alexandra of Kent by David Austin Roses, also Double Delight, New Dawn and white Iceberg.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Under the Rose Arbor

A large arbor of beautiful New Dawn roses make for a shady place to sit.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Double Delight and Miss Delacourt

Until this the Double Delight appeared on the cover of my first novel, I had not been introduced to this lovely rose.  However, I decided I had better find myself one and pronto.  The following spring, I learned why this is called Double Delight.  

It starts out almost entirely cream colored with just the edges touched by pink.  As the days go by, more and more of the petals turn to this dark and delicious pink.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

First Rose Bouquet of Spring

Abraham Darby and Princess Alexandra of Kent, both by David Austin and Queen Elizabeth

A rose lover, trained from birth.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Flower Bower

This chair sits underneath an arch loaded down with New Dawn Climbing rosebuds about to burst into pink perfection.  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A June Bride Covered in Roses

 Carlotta the Bride by Patricia Rose

Made of polymer clay and dressed in delicate layers of organza and silk.