The Peach and the Purple
Sunday, 24 Jun 12 Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
Aside from the colour purple, my other ‘addiction’ is to old-fashioned, David Austin roses. When they are in bloom, I almost want to just stand and stare at them for hours at a time. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this eye perceives them as the ultimate rose in shape and form.
And the fragrance. I wish I could capture it in a little bottle. Particularly ‘Jude the Obscure’ which smells likes lemons and guavas and oranges – sort of. It’s a unique scent. This year I am going to try to dry the petals as they don’t last well as cut flowers. That’s if, I remember.
Main Photo: ‘Jude the Obscure’ rose, whose scent is incomparable.
Photo 1: ‘Sweet Juliet’ rose, lovely too.
Photo 2: Oretti Lass dahlias which I love – they bloom early and freely.
Photo 3: Can’t help myself: I have a love for this rose too.
Photo 4: And here comes my Summer blooming Polish-lady clematis.