After doing a deep clean on a catamaran ⛵ today (I own a cleaning business, Yachts Maid Ready, LLC), I rushed over to our friend’s house to retrieve my very first David Austin English rose! I had it shipped there because our boat neighbor friend said I could keep it there since my last beloved rose went overboard last Summer 😦 (I live on a sailboat). The rose is currently in bare root form, but I potted ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’, for she will grow to be deliciously fragrant tangerine colored rose with hints of pinks and yellows in her petal edges along with Allysum, a small white flowering plant around the base. It was a good day. 🌹 #davidaustinroses #everbloomingroses #rose
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Now that I only have two roses to tend to on my Myrtle Beach balcony (compared to my once sprawling rose garden I sold in Pennsylvania), I find myself longing to capture the thrill of more bountiful blooms. In the past, I would photograph my own roses constantly posing in my garden or travel to the nearby Hershey Gardens to film the pleasantry of petals, but considering the nearest rose garden is approximately 2 hours away, I ponder the possibilities of painting roses instead. Thankfully, YouTube provides much guidance and inspiration as I embark on creating and collecting a unique rose garden…on paper!
“The rose played a significant part in the discovery of America. It was on October 11,1492, that Columbus and his weary crew, while becalmed in the frightening Sargasso Sea, picked out of the water a rose branch bright with red hips. It was this that gave seafarers the courage to continue their voyage to the New World” -The Magic World of Roses, Matthew A.R. Bassity
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This group of roses is known as “Louise Clements”. I love the various shades of apricot.
This hot pink rose known as “Buxom Beauty” pops against the luscious green leaflets.
I’m calling this shot “purple rain” because I don’t know the name of this stunning rose.