Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Not to be outdone by red, today this white rose nominated itself for the dandyland last rose of summer. In the comments on the last post I mentioned Madame Hardy, perhaps the loveliest of the white Old Roses ~ this is not that rose, but there are some similarities. I don't know this rose's name - it's one that I rescued from the bulldozing of an abandoned house. Unlike Madame Hardy, it's a climber, and it doesn't have the distinctive tightly curled button with a green center, or quite the unique lemon-tinted fragrance - tho it does have a lovely scent. Also the petals of this rose remind me a bit of a zinnia, not that that's a bad thing...
It has been so dry that I don't think any of the other Old Roses will offer competition, and not knowing if this rose already has a name, I'm going to call it Madame Katherine, to encourage that budding rosarian.