These white, yellow, and pink roses came from bushes that were in our garden when we moved into the house, and last summer they looked a bit sad and didn’t produce many flowers. But I mulched them well with fallen leaves in autumn and continuously fed them my used coffee grounds over the winter. Then, we had a lot of rain this spring and June, and, finally, some sun and warmth in July, so when we got back from France on Friday each bush had several open blooms.
The arrangement’s color combination, however, while cheerful in the living room, wasn’t very pretty in my pictures, so I switched to black and white.
To see what other garden bloggers have put in vases today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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As is a boon to all men’s noziz —
You’d fall upon your back and scream —
“O Lawk — O crikey! It’s a dream!”
— Edward Lear
11 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: roses”
Are you familiar with Edward Steichen’s photo “Heavy Roses”? It’s one of the images that got me interested in gardening. As a result, I am especially partial to black and white photos of roses! So your bouquet is perfect from my point of view.
Thanks! I had not seen that photo before (http://aperture.org/shop/prints/heavy-roses-voulangis-france-1914). Beautiful.
I also love black and white images of roses…the contrasts and textures are fabulous!
Thanks! All those overlapping petals.
Well done for rescuing your roses – and showing them in black and white was such a good idea. It really emphasises their different petal arrangements as well as disguising the ‘unsatisfactory’ background. Thanks for sharing
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They actually smell good too, unusual for hybrid teas.
I like the black and white photos, although I found myself wishing you’d shown them in color too!
The yellow ones looked harsh, particularly mixed with the pink. Next time, I’ll go all white or white and yellow.
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