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!
Sun Flare, a floribunda rose, bursts with flares of yellow. Photo taken at Tyler Municipal Rose Garden in Tyler, Texas.
As we sojourned along our way from the Carolina’s to the Houston area to assist survivors of Hurricane Harvey, my husband I and spent the night in Tyler, Texas so that I could enjoy Tyler Municipal Rose Garden’s 4, 000 rose bushes. The heat was palpable this particular September day; nevertheless, I still managed to photograph many remarkable roses while a mockingbird sang over me.
To learn more about this lovely rose garden, visit http://parksandrec.cityoftyler.org/ConventionTourismFacilities/RoseGardenCenter.aspx
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.
It is a peculiar thing when your own radio show or writings speak to you. This video was a good reminder for me.