Mum grew this rose from a cutting. I think it is Celcile Brunner. It is growing over our woodshed which isn't particularly attractive. The is definitely an improvement.
Hannah Gorden roses and Irises fill the round garden with colour in spring. The Vulcan magnolia which is the centre piece has suffered from an attack from a disease that causes the leaves to be misshapen. A lot of the trees have had the sam problem this year due to the high humidity. Most of the plants have recovered without any help so fingers crossed that the Vulcan does too.
The Titan rose was originally on a wall behind a weeping tree and it kept outgrowing it's spot so we moved it here to be on a large trellis where it could show off properly. Unfortunately it hasn't risen to the challenge. Maybe 2012 will see it take off again.
Roses are beautiful by themselves but colour coordinating the other plants around them enhances their presence in the garden.
Morning dew has a perfect droplet on each of the jagged sections of the rose leaves. The new pink growth is very pretty with its crystal jewellery.
This brilliantly coloured rose was harboring a hitch hiker.The creature appeared to be soaking up the colour from the rose itself in an effort to hide.
I believe this is a Katydid (commonly known as a bush cricket or long horned grasshopper) who normally has pinkish legs anyway. I wonder if the little holes in the petals are where it had its dinner?
2011- 365 Challengers