Friday, April 29, 2011

Antique Roses in the Garden: My Favorite Pictures

2005: The rose arbor and rock wall I built at the first home I owned.
New Dawn is on the left, Apple Blossom on the right,
underplanted with artemisia 'Silver King' and nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'.
I do plan on making the same arbor and stone wall at my studio.
Both ramblers covered the arbor in their second year.
(Apple Blossom is partially supported by a rhododendron).



 Frau Eva Schubert, Teblemann, 1937
I must buy this rose again.   Scentless but lovely.



 Blush Noisette, St. Swithun, New Dawn, Frau Eva Schubert
from my garden at my first home c. 2004.



A sempervirens rose on the arbor at Mottisfont Abbey,
Hampshire, England.   Unknown photographer.



Another sempervirens, Felicite et Perpetue probably, trained on an arbor
at Mottisfont.  Unknown photographer.




Roses of Redoute and Today: Rosa carnea.
(Be very careful trying to buy this: every 'Rosa carnea' I've ever bought
doesn't resemble this beauty.)  Botanical print: P.J. Redoute.
Unknown photographer.



A bower of Cecile Brunner, photographer: 'Missy' from Pbase






Gentle, pale pink, deeply fragrant antique roses with tissue-thin petals have always been my favorite: Albas, Damasks, Centifolias, Mosses.   I share my collection of dream garden photos.

I planted the 1832 Damask Madame Hardy (urged not just by need but by Mira & Bianca's book Belle Blanc: Aus Liebe zu Weiss), and the ancient Alba (prior to the 15th century) Great Maiden's Blush, and pre-1835 Chloris with a PICK AXE in my stony hillside last weekend in the rain & cold, cheered by all the spring cress, sweet rocket, and foxglove babies coming up around me.    I order from Pickering Nurseries of Ontario, Canada even though they are grafted plants because their shipping is lower than most and they come dormant unlike leafy plants from the west coast that get surprised at snow in May.    I haven't lost a plant due to an exposed graft yet and I'm Zone 4 & don't protect (except for deer netting).

In early July I'll share my harvest of roses with you!

Forgive me, I have no idea of the provenance of the pictures save mine; I've collected them years before blogging.   Happy to update if anyone knows.

Enjoy!


Until next time, stay shabby!


Come share other beautiful gardens with me at:


Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer

Cottage Flora Thursdays at Fishtail Cottage


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44 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

Dear Sandy, I love that you look back not with sorrow, but with fondness. I too do the same. Oh I had this adorable cottage, ten minutes from the Sea, I rented but sooo very pretty. Times have changed but I love my new place, and I own it outright! Again, so much inspiration in one single post. thank you xxx tami

Bella said...

Hi Sandy,
What gorgeous eye candy!! All delicate and perfect!
Hugs,
Bella

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello, Sandy! I adore that sweet arbor! Can't believe you built the stacked wall by yourself! Just lovely. My daughter gave me some roses and they are yet to bloom.:0(

Your pink ones are lovely as are all the other inspiring photos.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up Sandy to the Garden Party today! Wanted to let you know that "Blush Noisette" is my all time favorite Rose for Archways - the fragrance on those is to die for....another favorite is "Colette" - i have had the most gorgeous blooms and the fragrance carries througout the garden - very hardy & disease free (probably shouldn't say that outloud?) Your post is lovely & i adored scrolling through your photo's! xoox, tracie

Barbara Jean said...

Beautiful!!

blessings
barbara jean

Tuire said...

Lovely roses! Old roses have something special. I had New Dawn in my old garden, it growed slowly here in Finland. Luis Odier, 1851 bourbon beauty is my favourite. :)

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandy,

That's the same source for antique roses that we've used for years! Only a few varieties they cannot ship to the USA.
It is such a joy to review old photos with such romantic antique roses...

Lots of love,

Mariette

kerrie of sea cottage said...

My cecile brunner is blooming right now over an arbor in my garden. There are so many tiny pale pink roses and they are so fragrant.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Spectacular photos. I love roses, too. However I don't know nearly as much as you do about them.

It's me said...

Beautiful rosses Sandy !! ...enjoy your weekend....love love love Ria....xxx...

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous photos, Sandy! I have had 2 NewDawn roses over the years but have never heard of the Apple Blossom ones. Your stone wall and arbor are beautiful. Will roses grow in the woods by your studio...do you get enough sun there for them to flourish?

This is my year to plant roses and I am excited to get going. This house has NO roses...I need roses. Thank you for the beautiful post- xxoo Diana

Madelief said...

All those roses....they look magnificent!!!

Lieve groet & happy weekend,

Madelief

Rella said...

You amaze me with building a rock wall AND an arbor!! Is there nothing you are not able to do? :) I wish you arms loads of roses this year and years forwards.

xox Rella
& Luna Bella

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I hope to add an arbor to walk under this spring in my yard. I plan to grow climbers like yours and hope they grow quickly. Your photos are inspirational. I love the stacked wall you made, we don't have that thin rock here, ours is more chunky. But I love stone walls in gardens...anyway I wanted to tell you I found seed packets of Sweet Pea at Walmart yesterday as well as the morning glories. I am excited to see how the sweet peas do!

Rhonda said...

Sandy your posts delight my senses! I love the line, the garden needs to associate with the old, that's me! I need to associate with the old....love that line!

Beautiful images and your arbor is gorgeous!

xoxoxo Rhonda

Sherry said...

Beautiful roses Sandy. Love the the rock wall too, gorgeous.
Sherry

white life© said...

Wonderful roses - I love them!

Katty's cosy cove said...

Hi Sandy,
Simply Beautiful. Blessings always

BELLE BLANC said...

Oh Sandy, so pretty rose pictures. I love historic roses they are fascinating and so alluring! You will surely be lucky with the mme hardy... one of the most beautiful white roses...
my souvenier de la malmaison is going to open her first blooms within the next few days... this is so early this year!
I missed to answer one of your last mails. You asked about the porcelain chopping boards. Please contact Melanie (we took pictures for our book in her house) she's got a webshop http://www.shabby-homestyles.com/ maybe she will ship to the USA...
Hugs&Kisses Mira!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I simply can hardly wait to see your roses in July....I am so looing foward to them.
WE have roses (already) here in Texas, but they "burn up" almost immediately in this heat and NO RAIN we have been having for months.
I have to go out and cut them in the monring or by night..they are starting to wilt I am sad to say.
These that you have shown are lovely.
Come over to my blog and see some that I was able to "save" and dry.

Rose

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Hi Sandy ! beautiful post ! I love roses ... the photo of the bower with Cécile Bruner roses is so romantic ....
Have a great sunday !
Xoxo

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI SANDY I LOVE ALL THE ANTIQUE ROSES THAT YOU HAVE SHARE ,ANTIQUE ROSES ARE UNIQUE I JUST LOVE THE STONE WALL .I HAVE A NEW DAWN THAT I HAVE PLANTED 4 YEARS AGO,I WAS GETTING READY TO HAVE THIS ROSE TAKEN OUT AND I SEE MANY MANY,ROSES READY TO BLOOM I WAS SHOCK THIS ROSE IS A KEEPER NOW .I AM HAPPY TO KNOW THAT YOU ALSO LOVE ANTIQUE FLOWERS AND ROSES..THANK YOU FOR SHARING..HUGS SANDRA

tinemor said...

I love your blog!!
Hugg, Tine

Hilde♥ said...

Flott blogg du har.
Klem Hilde

Gúa said...

Hi dear Sandy!

In my thoughts heaven looks like this!
I feel the feeling, and smell the roses, all the way to Sweden. It´s absolutely beautiful!
And I can´t think of a better post to read before going to bed..:)

Thank you so, so much for all the beauty you spread...

My hugest hug to you...

Trefemtien said...

What an amazing blog!!! I´m amazed....
Such beautiful photos. I can´t wait to visit your beautiful world again...:)

Love Design Company said...

WOW! I am absolutely entranced with your style! Beautiful stuff..
Lindsay

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful photos here - glad I found you!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How beautiful this all is. I love your stacked stone wall. I have a cobble stone wall and it is one of my favorite things in the garden...there is just something wonderful about stone...and about roses too!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved reading about your roses. I planted a pink rambler last Fall to hopefully climb over the old shed. Sure hope it creates the pretty I hope it will. Miles of Smiles...Lynn

Kimberly S. said...

Hi Sandy!

Beautiful! How I long to have a house one day so I can have a garden to sit in with my daughter and have private tea parties and such.

(Alas, I do not have a green thumb - so it may never be! But looking at your photos and reading your posts, can make a gal dream!)

Cat & Cricket said...

Oh my goodness! You ..You.. You are the one with the studio I am using as my muse for my "mermaid shack"....well, not yet..but when I finally land somewhere! I have it posted everywhere to remind me of better days ahead!
Now for this post...
those roses are to die for...
I think I need a good ole drive upstate....
(i used to go to Schroon Lake every summer as a child!)
Smiles~
Cricket@ gypsea nurse

meandering pearl said...

i love these roses so!!!

Linda said...

I love growing roses as well...although I don't know very much about them...I tend to just get the ones that smell good and look pretty...they grow so well in our climate. Thanks for sharing!!

Vintage och morrhår said...

Godmorning Sandy! Thanks for your kind words about our book that will be published i October. We are now finding foreign retailers and will announce them on the blog later. What wonderful blog you´ve got and now I think I defintely need a rosegarden... with a goodlooking gardener... Hugs Maria-Isabel

Classic Style said...

Georgeous roses, Marie

Norma said...

A pretty pale rose alone is a romantic image but put it in the company of many, especially in an arbour or bower, and they are sure to melt the hardest heart - lovely images, thankyou :)

chateaudelille said...

Hi Sandy, I share your love for roses and these pics were such a treat. I have some new roses I planted this last summer and they have been such a joy.Many thanks for yours. Fiona

Fay said...

what a dream would love to sit under the first one and read
fay xx

lilisinha said...

Amei teu blog!!
Lindas fotos!
Posso mostra-las no meu blog aqui no Brasil?
Tu autoriza? coloco seu link, sempre que mostrar fotos suas.
Por favor de ok, e me avise sim?
Bjos Carinhosos

Rummet för välbefinnande said...

Absolutely fantastic. Love the roses!

I saw some photos from your studio and it´s amazing..... Just want to thank you so much - I got so much inspiration and felt a lot of happiness when I saw them.

Take care and have a fantastic day!
Mia from Sweden

Nina said...

So sweet and inspiring! Living in rain soaked Seattle with only a few flowers blooming, it made my day finding these gorgeous photos! Hope on a page! :)

Thank you!
Nina

HANNES DAGBOK said...

Your blog i so beautiful...it takes my breath away <3

Hanne

hobbyvimsa said...

Hi Sandy!!

Beutiful pictures as always:)

Hugs from Norway

Linda:)

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