Monday, March 2, 2009

MY ROSES - "Go to Gu"

GOOD LIFE: Hybrid Tea, bred by Cocker in Scotland. 1999. Apricot to Orange blend. This is a beautiful hybrid tea with classic large blooms born mostly singularly on long stems. It has a wonderful strong fragrance and is a healthy grower with very strong stems. GRACE: English Rose, bred by David Austin in United Kingdom. 2001. Apricot to yellow blend. Very floriferous shrub with medium sized blooms of unusual form with very many petals. Some petals are quite narrow for a rose and almost give the appearance of a different flower altogether. I do not detect much of a fragrance to this rose. Could be my nose!
GUY DE MAUPASSANT: Romantica Rose, bred by Alain Meilland in France.1995. This truly is a romantic looking rose, soft pink to medium pink blooms depending on the time of the year and time of day. I do note that in the evening light, some roses become quite brilliant or deeper in colour.
Unfortunately, I do not detect much of a fragrance to this rose either. But it is certainly a keeper in our garden. Beautifully shaped old fashioned blooms which are formed in many clusters and very abundant.


Mariella said...

hello, have a wonderful roses! I loved your blog, you'll visit more often.

I have 45 roses and other plants.

from chile

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Hi Mariella,
How nice it was to hear from you. I am looking forward to taking a peek at your blog too. Thank you for your lovely comment.

Regards, Pauline
Vancouver Island, Canada

Carolyn said...

Hi Pauline,
Those roses all look so beautiful.I never get tired of looking at roses. When do your roses start to bloom? Here on the island the earliest is June but most start in July.
Take care,

Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Hi Carolyn, thank you. The earliest for my roses is May, but the peek I would say is mid June to mid July. Funny too Carolyn, here where we live we also call it "On the Island" We are only a coast away!:) But so much in between! I am still amazed at your beautiful place. It is better than magazine quality! Eat your heart out "Victoria" Magazine!
Thanks for your response.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What gorgeous roses! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Have a lovely day.


Roses at Wedgwood House and Gardens said...

Thank you Sandi. :)

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