Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Antique Roses and Mottisfont Abbey


 Konigin von Danemark


 Celsiana


 Blush Hip



 General Kleber


Pergola of Debutante at Mottisfont Abbey (Photographer Unknown)


Back cover of Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall's "Roses".



Detail of the 'Birth of Venus' by Sandro Botticelli 
depicting a semi-double Alba.



I find myself browsing my old pictures of favorite roses and gardens often these days.   With my garden at its best, I always see one more spot for another Damask.


Above, last year’s portraits of my newly planted old roses, followed by a picture of unknown provenance of Mottisfont Abbey, the mecca for lovers of old roses, and the back cover of Roses by Jane Fearnly-Whittingstall.   May you escape in these pictures as well as I can!

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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23 comments:

It's me said...

Hi darling....how are you???...love Ria....xxx...

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love the second to the last garden photo. I want to be there!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Can roses get any more romantic???
Sandy , these are absolutely beautiful.
Have a PRETTY day!
Kristin

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous roses, Sandy! And the best part is that if you have a year where they don't bloom as profusely you can pull these out and enjoy them all over again. They are gorgeous! xo Diana

Sarah B said...

What beautiful blooms :)

Cindy said...

They are amazing aren't they. thanks for the walk through the roses...

Cindy

B.B. said...

Absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring post!

ann said...

The old roses are so beautiful. I have been trying to give up my passion for buying magazines and your beautiful pictures take me one step closer to total with drawl.

promosyon said...

Rosy roses!! I really impressed to see bunch of rose plants in one place. I never seen this gorgeous collection.

Burlap Luxe said...

Beautiful Sandy!
Come for a visit I just dusted my White roses with Gray! I am painting roses :)

This post inspires a beautiful garden of roses.
xx
Dore

The English Romantic said...

Beautiful Pictures Sandy. I love old roses and have been many times to visit the walled rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey. What you don't get from photographs is the perfume. As you walk into that space it is absolutely divine.
Sweet rose petal smiles,Angela.x

Bente said...

Beautiful roses. Love them.

Have a nice day

Bente

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sandy your roses are magnificent. You truly have a rosy thumb. The various smells must be heavenly.

Paula
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Erica said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous roses!

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Madelief said...

Hi Sandy,

How lovely all those pink roses are!!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR SANDY THIS ROSES ARE TO DREAM ABOUT,DAMASK ROSES,THE BEST !!!SO ROMANTIC.ENJOY I WANT TO BE AT YOUR BEAUTIFUL STREAMSIDE STUDIO.IS A DRAM... A BIG HUG FOR YOU MY SWEET SANDY...SANDRA

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sandy,

Antique roses are always lovely to have in any garden!
Enjoy your summer.
Love,

Mariette

Vicki said...

Thanks; lovely photos. Adore pink roses. We have a memorial rose garden in our town, maintained by citizens and, on a recent foggy morning, the little droplets of dew on the rose petals looked like diamonds on velvet in the mist. The heat is getting to the roses now, but the rainbow of colors and varieties made for the most enchanting stroll. These small, free things to do, when so many of us still are chained to the "staycation" this summer, can be completely liberating and entirely enjoyable.

Marie Arden said...

I have always wanted to visit here. The roses seem to grow upward to heaven. So far I haven't made it to the English countryside much.
I am dreaming of cooler days.

Erica said...
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The old roses are so beautiful. Your garden in not green but it is rosy garden. Awesome collection of roses. I also planted rose before two days, it takes time to grow-up fully.

sandrine said...

I love these pics!! pink roses and also pelagias! thanks for this!

Belle Maison Et Moi said...

What a lovely video! It was so relaxing :-) I've been picking wildflowers lately too, they really do offer a more appealing look than pre-arranged bouquets.

Have a lovely day,
Alicia

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