Petal & Pins

Month: November, 2016

Sweet Cécile Brünner

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We’re having such a great season for roses in Hobart and one of my favourites is the sweet Cécile Brünner.

I love to pick petite posies of them whilst still in bud and their size is perfect for creating my miniature flower couture!

What’s My Name?

 

It rained all day yesterday, so today as everything was rather drenched I’m going to cheat and share a picture of a rose that I picked recently from a friend’s garden for In A Vase On Monday.

I have another motive for doing this – just like my rose from the previous blog post – this one’s name remains a mystery.

Happily blooming for well over thirty years apparently even the local rose society has not been able to identify it – so I thought I’d share it here on the off chance the mystery might be solved!

Carmel's rose
single red rose
rose petals

It’s ruffled texture was what caught my eye (it made me think of vintage swim suits) and that luscious colour!

The shape of the blooms are quite distinctive and as you can see by the loose petals the red is streaked with an almost burgundy colour.

‘What’s my name?’ – do you know!

Peace, Joy & Dessert

Basket of garden rosesPeace Roseroses in the gardenI’ve been cutting big bunches of roses to have inside this spring and admiring ones that vie with each other for attention from behind fences when strolling down the road.

My basket is laden with  a trio of Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’ or Peace rose – in Italian, Gioia  – meaning joy. I don’t know the name of the pinky red one, it was already growing in my garden, planted long ago and the blooms get pinker the more open they become – any suggestions from a keen rose grower?

The peace rose in bud reminds me of that classic dessert Peach Melba with it’s raspberry coloured streaks and since my raspberry patch is looking pretty fine this season too I’ll have to put it on my summer entertaining list!

Something Old, Something New

garden features at Walker & WalkerWalker & Walker Richmond, Tasmaniabirds & toadstools vintage cotton reels at Walker & Walker

One of petal & pins new stockists is Walker & Walker in Richmond Tasmania, they have a lovely mix of gifts, childrens toys, special things for the garden, antiques and vintage wares – my favourite kind of shop!

Richmond is a town about 25 kilometres north-east of Hobart, which makes it the perfect destination for an afternoon or weekend drive – which is just what we did to hand deliver our Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe cards instead of posting them!

Of course no trip to Richmond can be without a stroll down to the historic stone span bridge. It’s the oldest bridge still in use in Australia and popular with photographers – tourists and locals alike!

The Richmond Bridge Tasmania

Find our Garden Fairy’s wardrobe cards at –

Walker & Walker
19 Bridge St, Richmond Tasmania
Hours 10 to 5 every day

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