Monday, May 11, 2009

Mute Monday

Photo credit: Dennis DeFevere

Rosa floribunda  'Easy Going', blooming happily in Palo Alto, California.

12 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

DP~~ OOH LA LA !! The photo looks like a Victorian painting.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

I only get to grow the real hardy roses (species, explorers, Parklands, some shrubs) so I'll just drool gently on this one and leave tongueprints on the screen. It looks like Brass Band, a rose I had for a few years. Gorgeous.

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

Just beautiful! I love that color. Thanks for brightening my day :)

Janet said...

Oh please tell me they are fragrant too! How pretty!

Daffodil Planter said...

Thank you for your enthusiasm! You can see why I wanted to post Dennis' photograph of his roses.

I'll find out about fragrance, Janet.

SusanGardenChick said...

Beautiful roses! I love the color peach in the garden and just finished a design using Just Joey roses (on the part of the garden behind the deer fencing, natch!).

Like Jodi, unless a client requests a specific rose, I only plant toughies and have been disappointed there is no peachy-apricot colored carpet rose, so was thrilled to read about the intro of carpet rose amber within the past few months. I'll be seeing it for the first time this afternoon when I'm out at my wholesalers picking up plants with a client, so am hoping it lives up to my expectations.

Daffodil Planter said...

Susan, Please report back on Amber. The apricot/peach color range is so appealing in all flowers-- Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty', Narcissus 'Passionale' and N. 'Salome' with their peachy cups. I'll go look at the 'Just Joey' rose to see what he looks like.

Daffodil Planter said...

Mmm. 'Just Joey' is a hybrid tea, child of 'Fragrant Cloud' (let's pause for a moment to contemplate that lovely rose) x 'Dr. A.J. Verhage'. Double bloom. Inadvertent comedy where it is described as deer-resistant. What, it takes the deer an extra 3 seconds before the chomp?

Catherine said...

What a tribute to the rose. The framing by the photographer, as he fills the field with blooms, creates a sense of continuation beyond the photo, suggesting an endless repetition of the pattern, as in a tapestry, or as in a fugue. Lovely. Eternal and ephemeral, all at once.

Daffodil Planter said...

Catherine, Yes, exactly right. Thank you!

Victoria Wozny said...

These are the most beautiful roses. I would be interested in the fragrance if any. The color is so pretty one almost thinks it would smell like a peach.

flowergardengirl said...

I like any flower that looks like orange sherbert.