Thursday, April 10, 2008

Queens in Focus

Since roses are the Queen of flowers, whether or not they are named after a Queen, they are still Queens in their own right.Some even like to sit on white thrones, rain or shine.But then there are those that are actually named after a Queen, for instance David Austin's Anne Boelyn. She's not the prettiest of English Roses, but she's not stingy with her blooms. She constantly puts out a great number of canes and wants to spread in the garden. So staking her branches is not only a good idea, but also makes her look taller and tidier instead of letting her rub her face on the ground. Then there is another one which was named to commemorate Queen Elizabeth the Second's 50th anniversary on the throne. It's called "Jubilee Celebration". I love it for its very frequent repeat flowering and it always greets me with a smile, even when it gets microwaved in the hot sun in summer. Can you see her smile indeed? Oops! I need to sweep my path. But then I'd rather have fallen petals on the path than none at all.

13 comments:

Dumuro said...

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~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your roses are so beautiful; I enjoy your photos immensely. Thank you for sharing! :)

Gail McCormack said...

I can never get enough of your roses...ours are slowly dwindling away here in Victoria, doesn't matter I'll just come and visit you!

Kelli - VintageVavoom said...

I just can't get enough of your roses! They definitely are royalty.

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I have added yours to my favorites on my blog.

I know I'll be visiting a lot!!

Donna Lynn said...

Don't sweep the path, it is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful rose pictures, you are such an artist behind the lens!
Donna Lynn

Alison Gibbs said...

Wow how gorgeous.
Alison

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Your roses photos are very uplifting! No Queen is more beautiful. Mary

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous!
Your pictures just make me smile.

Kimberly :)

Leisa said...

As always, just beautiful - thank you for sharing again.

ParisBreakfasts said...

WOW WOW WOW
Just gorgeous
I will become a lurker :)

Victoria Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment. I love your rose photos and gardens...they are an inspiration! And I love the "star" thingy in your photos! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

CIELO said...

I'm so in love with your garden! but don't show too much... leave some for the "secret garden" :)

Cielo

Sweet Designs said...

Wow, what a wonderful garden and roses, I so wish I could grow roses like you, but since I can't I will be back to enjoy yours!