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!
“At the beginning of the world God created woman, and to please her, created the rose.” ~Anonymous
“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
Did you know the Ever-Blooming Roses channel offers recordings of “In the Garden with Carrie Renee Turner” among other nourishment for the rosarian’s soul? If you love gardening, photography of roses, and inspiration, this is the channel for you! Subscribe to get inspirational gardening videos and updates in your email.
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