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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday—2016 Antique Roses

This year's antique roses are in bloom!



A rose is a rose

Antique Bourbon roses_my garden favorites (1842)
These smell like honey & strawberries

Antique variety_Cornelia hybrid musk (1925)
These smell like cloves

Backyard roses spark joy

Antique variety_the glorious Rosa Gallica Officinalis_Apothecary Rose (before 1300)
This is the Red Rose of Lancaster, the emblem carried by the House of Lancaster during the War of the Roses

Lower branches pruned by our sweet resident deer

Antique roses are naturally disease resistant & carefree Roses of Yesterday & Today


• spark • joy • in the • garden •