The Rose Lady

I never knew I could have so much fun in a rose nursery.Stu and I went to this lovely rose nursery on the weekend to pick out some roses for our garden. I went a little bit nutty sniffing the roses and admiring their beauty, reading their labels and touching their soft petals like some kind of a creepy rose lady.
It wasn't easy, picking just a couple out of the hundreds they have. I had to think quite seriously about what I wanted and how I was going to use my roses. I knew I wanted pinks and mauves, low to medium height, preferably with a strong scent. I like my roses to smell like roses. In the end, we picked out 2 David Austins; the Redoute and the Jubilee Celebration, both wonderfully scented with lots of petals in a full cupped shape. Stu picked out a hybrid tea rose that bears old fashioned mauve flowers that smells so divine.
David Austin's "Redoute"


David Austin's "Jubilee Celebration"


"Charles de Gaulle"



I am so thrilled with my roses. I've always loved flowers, all sorts even wild ones that people call weeds. But recently it seems I have fallen absolutely, madly, deeply in love with roses and it's no wonder why.

23 Responses to The Rose Lady

Tamara Nicole said...

I LOVE flowers, so fun! We have a gorgeous rose garden here that people can get married in, SO pretty during the summer!

eat my shorts said...

They are beautiful! :)

Sarah B said...

I would enjoyed that soooo much! I adore roses and very much approve of your choices. I have Jubilee Celebration in the garden and it is stunning. Next to it I have Lady of Megginch which is amazing, similar to the third rose down in your post. Beautiful!

Wendy Sice said...

I love the smell of roses. The Jubilee one is my favourite. xx

Sunny Sweet Pea said...

I love roses. I have a couple of beautiful pink David Austen roses in my garden :) xx

Hailey said...

Gorgeous! What a fun adventure!

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yiqin; said...

really pretty!

Taj Acosta said...

wow lovely pics! I could almost reach out and touch them! xx

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

They are beautiful and I love pale pink roses. The second from last picture is gorgeous, I like the fact that the rose is already slightly faded - a little bit like a vintage flower :-) Love from London xo

Jessa Belle said...

Only two? That would be so hard! I'd want to build crowns and fill baskets so that I may skip down the road flinging the to passer-bys! Beautiful photos!

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Dreadnaught said...

Nice to see these flowers. You dont see much living in a desert like I do :/

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Vintage Coconut said...

Roses are wonderous!
I bought 2 small dwarf roses in the summer and was scared they would not make it through winter so I brought them inside. They started blooming in December!! *lol*

I love all your pictures. The Roses are all so gorgeous!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

A rose nursery?!? That sounds SO amazing! xo

Blush said...

Roses are my favorite flowers - they're just too beautiful <3 <3

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Carolina said...

Oh how I love roses, I can almost smell them! Makes me miss and long for summer..:)

bogoosha said...

i am in rainy manchester ...sooo cold..the pics are beautiful.thank you

L.T. said...

Those roses look huge! I love roses too, they're so pretty.

Lisa said...

I love all you wedding photos. You were a lovely bride. I wish you love and happiness for your marriage. I have been married for 20 years! Lisa

flutterhappy said...

Just wanted to say I love your wedding photos! ;) And these roses are beautiful!!! ♥ I would love to go in one of those rose gardens.

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LiLy said...

Hi! I like Sydney ay! I have been there years&years back actually:) LOve the natureee!!!

Sage Crown Parker said...

i think roses just might be my favorite!
one day i hope to be able to have a rose garden when i have my own house :)

green tea and red nails said...

these are GORGEOUS! how exciting that you will soon have some of your own growing :) one of my things to do this year is plant a wildflorwer garden... not quite roses but a step in the right direction perhaps!

Kel x