Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Here is Duchess de Brabant an 1857 tea rose. This was a favorite of Teddy Roosevelt. He often wore a bud as a boutonniere.

This Madam Joseph Schwartz 1880. This rose is a sport of Duchess de Brabant.

These are two of my antique roses. I have about fifteen varieties now. If I had room, I would have more.

Here is a terrible picture of the two blooms together. I tried and tried to take a clear shot, but my camera just wouldn't do it. I need photography lessons.
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17 comments:

  1. My camera is 4 years old and I'm still learning how to use it! I always forget to change that little dial on the top from landscape to portrait or action. Also, my camera needs you to hold down the shutter for a second before actually clicking or it never actually focuses. Sheesh, I thought it was a "press here dummy" camera :-)

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  2. I played around with it. Some gaget thing-a-ma-bob was turned off. Now it will take a close up better.

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  3. Cameras sure are tricky little beasts, aren't they? I had my old one for about 5 years and I had just figured out how to take those delay pictures.

    I love your roses! Take a deep whiff for me, would ya?

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  5. I don't know what just happened, but I did not delete the previous comment. Sorry.

    Cinj, that thing just messes with me.

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  6. I think your photos are just fine -- those two blooms are such beautiful and delicate shades.

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  7. Tricky - but glad to see your techie problems didn't put you off taking part in GBBD!

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  8. Hi vp, I don't have much pride so bad pictures are not too much of a problem.

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  9. Very nice rose bushes... so sprawling and wildly gorgeous.Makes me think I should have some roses in my garden. Hard to believe but right now I don't have a single bush growing. sigh.
    meems @Hoe&Shovel

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  10. Hi meems, thanks for stopping by. The only bushes I have growing are roses. I am sure some of these antiques would grow great for you in Florida.

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  11. Beautiful! I wish I could smell them. Cameras can be really frustrating, and the instructions are worse!

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  12. I forgot to mention the scent. They smell lovely.

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  13. Wow, roses in bloom. You are definitely in a warmer place than I am.

    Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  14. Hi Carol, Your welcome and right back atcha GBBD is great fun.

    Hey to the three of you who read this blog. That is Carol she organized and hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day each month. It's great fun. I don't know where she finds the time to get back to each of us.

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  15. That's quite a rose bush! The two colors together are wonderful. I love roses--in other people's yards! We inherited 5 and this year we finally got the nerve to prune--hard. 4 are doing great. The 5th looks like it's croaked.

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  16. Hi WWW, thanks. I grown antique roses that don't have to be pruned hard. That sounds like a pretty thankless job. Glad most of yours are okay. Hopefully, the other will pull through.

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