This is a little bit of a cheat. I was propagating roses on my last day of work for the season. In the process, I wound up with several stems to plonk in a vase. I especially like the single roses. One reason is that you can cut them as tight buds and they will bloom out fully, lasting a long time. Do that with the many-petaled varieties and they will invariably droop from their very weight.
Rachel blushes charmingly
I may have to plant ‘Golden Wings’ next year (so much for my claim not to be a rose person). I took these photos with back lighting because the shadows were so elegant.
Altissimo is one of the most popular roses, and for good reason.
So that’s it for my cheater vase this week. I just hopped over to Rambling in the Garden to pick up Cathy’s link and discovered that this marks the third anniversary of IAVOM, where we all scurry around to find something vase-worthy in our gardens every Monday (as you can see, I am cheating on both counts). Can you believe it? Cathy comes up with a beautiful arrangement every single week and is much to be celebrated for the inspiration. I had already made this post, so I’ll wait for next week to pick up on the theme of threes to commemorate this landmark.
The light shining through Golden Wings makes such a lovely effect, rickii – and that’s interesting about picking singlw roses in bud. I shall have to (try and) remember that! Thanks for sharing today
The roses are some of the last blossoms standing.
Your singles are gorgeous Ricki, especially Rosa ‘Rachel Bowes Lyon’.
They are nopt “mine” but soon amy be.
Thanks, hoov…i am starting to appreciate roses, as you already do.
The roses are even more beautiful backlit as they are in your photos.
We need all the beauty we can find right now.
So beautiful. Wonderful to have roses so late in the season. Thanks for sharing
The roses are some of the last to go when Jack Frost blows his icy breath.
I have’ Altissimo’ ….From JC . I like that ‘ Golden wings’ too !
We’ll have to jump on ‘Golden Wings’ early next season. You can always let me know if you want me to set one aside for you.
Yes… please !
Consider it done.
So pretty and delicate. There’s a reason that roses have been loved for so many centuries.
I’m coming around.