Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Antique Roses in Early Spring-II

Here is some more eye candy from my recent trip to the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden.

White Maman Cochet (Tea, Cook, 1896)
It was wonderful to take a stroll among the roses on a bright and chilly spring day. The quality of light is just right for picture-taking.

'La Nymphe' (Noisette, found)
The antique Teas are close to their peak, with lots of sumptuous fragrant blooms.

'Rockville Road Cream Tea' (Tea, found)
Chinas are starting too, and most other roses are full of buds.

Susan Louise (H. Gigantea, Tea, Adams, 1929)
There is no other flower that equals Tea roses' subtlety of color.

Mme. Berkeley (Tea, Bernaix, 1898)
The foliage is clean, fresh and plentiful...

Champion of the World (Bourbon, China, Burgess, 1885)
...and the blooms are looking perfect.

"SU-14" (Tea, identity lost)
I am linking this post to Garden Blogger Bloom Day to share these lovely blooms with other gardeners.

37 comments:

  1. Eye candy is right! I can smell the sweet roses! Mmmm ... an imagination is a wonderful thing!

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  2. Thank you, Beth. You are right, it is great to have imagination (at least until they figure out how to photograph fragrance).

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  3. Thanks for showing pictures of the current San Jose Heritage Rose Garden roses! They are all very pretty but my heart belongs to the Tea roses. Your shot of 'Mme. Berkeley' is really incredible and captured the ethereal beauty of this Tea perfectly. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of the spring flush in this great garden.
    Christina

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  4. M.Berkley is my favorite in this post. Elegant! Thank you Masha!

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  5. I like the contrast of su-14 between the flower color and foliage color.

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  6. Any ideas on choosing a good rambler rose for a screen.

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  7. Once again I am in awe...so beautiful...love the teas here

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  8. Love the foliage contrast and flower color of SU-14.

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  9. Beautiful as always, coming from your rose gardens. I do wish we could smell them, but alas.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Thank you, Christina. I love Mme Berkeley's peachy pink color too. Mine is full of little buds but not blooming yet. I hope your roses are gearing up for their spring flush too.

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  11. Thank you, Tatyana. Mme. Berkeley is my favorite too, I glad we have similar tastes.

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  12. Thank you, Greggo, that's what struck me about it too. Not many people would notice these subtle contrasts of color.

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  13. Greggo, I forgot your rambler question. The best resource for doing rose research is www.helpmefind.com. You can select roses and find "Buy From" tab to see if they are available in commerce.
    You can see this post:
    http://rosomanes.blogspot.com/2010/12/ramblers-at-heritage.html
    for some pretty rambler pictures.

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  14. Thank you, Donna, Teas are some of the most beautiful and subtle roses. You have good taste!

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  15. Thank you, FlowerLady, and I am happy to hear from you again. I am sure there are lots of roses in your garden with wonderful fragrance.

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  16. Thank you, Carla. I am glad you stopped by and looked at my pictures.

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  17. So beautiful ~ it's such a treat to see these!! Your photos are sublime.

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  18. Thank you, Sweetbay, I am glad you liked them.

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  19. All your roses are simply perfect! Your blog is my "Go To Blog" for admiring Roses :)

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  20. Chciałoby się powąchać te piękne róze. Pozdrawiam

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  21. Thank you, Christine, what a great compliment, you really made my day!

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  22. Do they make you sigh?~They make me sigh and dream of having full sun and deep rich soil! gail

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  23. Yres, Gail, they do make me sigh. I dream about deep rich soil too, something I don't quite have here...

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  24. Very Interesting blog. I am now a follower. I thought you might want to check out Paradox Principles
    All the best, Bob West
    http://westbob.blogspot.com/2011/03/reversing-your-thinking.html

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  25. What a beautiful roses !!! So romantic :)

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  26. Thanks, Sherry. I am glad you stopped by to see them.

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  27. Thank you, Magmark, and nice to meet you.

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  28. Hello Masha!
    Nice to meet you!! :)
    The rose tea could be the unknown Mrs. Dudley Cross? Seems too much to the flourishing of mine ;)

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  29. Thank you, and nice to meet you too. Good guess about MDC but apparently it is not it, even though it looks very similar.

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  30. Dear Masha,
    I like your pictures of this roses breathtakingly beautiful..!!!!.
    I want this year more deeply into roses for my garden, so.. I often come to your blog to learn all about your roses.
    But... our climate is very different from yours. Colder and wetter.
    Kind regards, Elly

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  31. The champion of the world is amazing! I don't think I've ever seen a bloom like that...it's beautiful!

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  32. Dear Elly, thank you so much. I am glad you like my pictures - I will take more for you!

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  33. Thank you, Cat, and yes, it is very photogenic, I always try to photograph it.

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