jueves, 29 de marzo de 2018

Love at first sight!

 Yesterday I was seeing the David Austin utterly tantalizing catalog online and discovered his "Wedding roses" ¿has anyone seen these superb beauties? I was enraptured!


Photo from: www.parfumflowercompany.com


They look so voluptuous, rounded and much more double than any Rose I've ever seen... they make my roses look like trash now.. oh God why can't I be happy with Peace, Iceberg or Papa Meilland ? Why do I have this stubborn drive to grow the ungrowable and try the untryable?why? why? why? I think the title of this post should be "Musings of a Rose maniac" :)


Happy Easter everyone!

17 comentarios:

  1. Hello Marcelo,
    these roses are very pretty, but they don't make your roses look less beautiful!!
    Thank you for your comment. All the photos of flowers are from Italy. :) The plants are delicate beauties that wouldn't survive in our harsh climate.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Sara, Happy easter for you too! Soon your garden will be full of Lupins and hope to see many pictures of them for I couldn't grow them here to save my life!

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  2. While my own plant obsessions don't center on roses, MDN, I understand! Best wishes for a wonderful Easter weekend.

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    1. Thanks Kris, happy easter for you too!

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  3. I can totally understand that you like to grow roses!
    Also in Germany it is not possible to cultivate all David Austin roses. Many of them are not frost-resistent.
    By the way, how did people found out that your name is Marcelo?
    Happy Easter, Marcello!

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    1. Sigrid, yes that's my name, some blogs don't accept comments from google so I left my name there. As for these roses, they are only sold as cut flowers and can only be grown under license, seemingly as many florist roses they need a very controlled enviroment in greenhouses to grow, they are not garden roses but I wish they were, they are gorgeous! Happy easter!

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  4. I used to love going to Ludwig's Roses and collecting plants for that garden in Porterville.
    But here - I enjoy roses on garden blogs - except for the indestructible Iceberg - which smells delicious, and I can pick it.

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    1. Diana, I've seen the Ludwig Catalog many times, they have many stunning varieties some of them are especially reccomended for hot climates. I used to have an iceberg rose, climber, never got sick, extremely floriferous but had to transplant it when my neighbour built a wall and didn't survive :(

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  5. Hola MDN, me encantan los rosales David Austin, todos son preciosos. Besos.

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    1. Lola, la verdad es que los rosales de David Austin son hermosos, los admiré durante mucho tiempo en fotos y recién hace un mes pude finalmente conseguir algunos, espero que prosperen ya que los rosales son complicados de mantener en este clima. Saludos!

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  6. Hello Marcelo!
    These David Austin roses are beautiful, indeed!
    I tried to grow them in my northern garden but these roses are not for our winters, it's a pity :-(
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Nadezda, I love David Austin roses so much, to have some of them in my garden is like a dream to me and they doing very well for now, they grow more and faster than my hybrid tea roses, it's a real pity you can't grow them there. Wish you a happy Easter too!

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  7. Hello Marcelo, I’m surprised you can’t grow David Austin roses where you are, because they can be grown here! I only have one though- ‘The Prince’ which I grew from a cutting a friend gave me. It’s doing well. ‘Wedding Rose’ is glorious, but your roses are beautiful too. I hope you had a happy Easter.

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  8. Jane, David Austin roses grow here, the normal cottage varieties but the ones I mention in this entry are only sold as cut flowers, they are not garden roses, but they are so gorgeous that I wish they were! Greetings!

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  9. Oh! I see. I have a lot to learn about roses! One of the great things about blogging is learning from other gardeners.

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  10. Marcelo, I am thrilled to see your David Austin roses flowering so beautifully! :) I'll be sorry to see your water lilies go, though I'm sure you are happy to see the end of summer! ;-)
    Your Mirabilis jalapa is a beauty. I grew it well one year, then it faded away the next; and to be honest I didn't try very hard to keep it because I was changing the arrangement of the plants. But now I think maybe I should grow it again... I've never seen it in those lovely, soft colors, only bright pink or pink/yellow.

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    1. Oh dear, it seems I left this comment on the wrong post! I meant it for your latest... :/

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