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!