Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ABC Wednesday
and the letter this week is the Royal R

R is for Roses

My favourites are the Abraham Darby for colour, form and fragrance





the Mister Lincoln for its amazing deep red velvet colour and texture, and the wonderful scent that fills the air as you brush past it



and the Prairie Princess for its lovely icy pink hardiness.






For more delightful R's. or perhaps some not as delightful, click here
to visit ABC Wednesday with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her Rowdy crew.

13 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

I love roses,they remind me of growing up in England where, it seemed, everyone grew them.
Jane x

Carver said...

Gorgeous shots of the roses. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

I love the heady fragrance of roses.
There is such a vast variety of shades of color and design.
The roses in our neighborhood are blooming like crazy. I guess it's a good year for roses.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

I also love the Abraham Darby roses. I used to have a bunch in my old home- they were huge! And the colors...

Great post - have a great week.

Paula Scott said...

Roses are hard for me to grow here in NM. I used to have a great rose garden when I lived in CA. I love Mr. Lincoln-also Silver Anniversary, Double Delight, Queen Elizabeth, Cecile Brunner, etc. I always selected my roses by the number of petals (had to be 30 or more), fragrance and lack of thorns. Love your roses-I can almost smell them!

Leslie: said...

Delightful roses! Mine are coming along quite well now, but no buds just yet. Have a great week,

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

nothing quite like a REALLY RED ROSE!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Andy David said...

My friend,
As a poet...I love roses or flowers in general. These photos are very, very BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Such beautiful roses, love the pink especially.
Ann

chubskulit said...

The pink and red are my favorite!

R is for RED, come and see.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

ChrisJ said...

I swear I could smell roses as I looked through your photos!

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful flowers...but fabulous banner shot!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful roses -- beautiful pictures of them! We had roses in our Oregon yard, but they always make me think of my dad -- especially the wonderful old-fashioned ones like yours here. He didn't have many hobbies really, but he did love growing roses.