Gallery of English Roses: pinks

Rosa Princess Alexandra of Kent

Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’  

Rosa Boscobel

Rosa ‘Boscobel’

Rosa The Ancient Mariner

Rosa ‘The Ancient Mariner’ is a new one, just released this year

Rosa Lavender Lassie

Lavender Lassie (by a German breeder, Kordes, so technically not an English Rose).

Rosa Wisley 2008

Rosa ‘Wisley 2008’

Rosa Hyde Hall

Rosa ‘Hyde Hall’

Pink roses in sunlight

A mystery rose, its petals catching the sunlight.

Pink roses

I don’t know the name of this one with pretty, frilled petals either.

Rosa Scepter'd Isle

Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’

A tumble of roses

I think this is also Rosa ‘Scepter’d Isle’ – the flowers tend to open up as they age

Spirit of Freedom roses

Rosa ‘Spirit of Freedom’ (I didn’t get the light quite right, but love the folded petals)

Rosa Spirit of Freedom

Another shot of ‘Spirit of Freedom’, this time as a youngish flower

Princess Alexandra of Kent rose

Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’

I’m sharing this collection of pictures in response to this week’s photo challenge: Happy Place. I’m sure I’ve confessed before that I’m not all that successful at growing roses, but I’m as blithe as a pig in clover any time I’m in a rose garden full of flowers with a camera in my hands.

This is number three in a mini series of this year’s rose photos. If you loved roses and missed the earlier ones, you’ll find the yellow ones here and the apricot and orange ones here. Any guesses on the mystery roses are always welcome!

And if you’ve not taken part in the challenge before, I highly recommend it:  this week’s topic would be a great one to start off with.

32 Replies to “Gallery of English Roses: pinks”

  1. Near our house there is a rose bush currently filled with new blooms even as the leaves are turning from green to orange. We had several rose bushes awhile back but while we didn’t find them very tasty some of our local wildlife did. So…we relish in the view of others who have more success keeping their roses intact…as well as wonderful pictures like those above. Beautiful images.

    1. I’m very content to enjoy them in other people’s gardens too. I do have a small number that continue to hang on in there, despite being grown in pots in too much shade, too often left to fend for themselves, but I know how much I’m restricting their potential.

    1. Some do, some don’t. My favourite amongst these (though I’ve never attempted to grow it) is ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’. The blooms are huge and nicely scented.

  2. Walking in a rose garden cheers me up too, especially when they are the old fashioned type with the heavy fragrances. I was happy to see a flower on my lilac rose today – a very small flower, but it has been flowering all summer and has the most gorgeous lemon scent. I am very happy to join you in YOUR happy place Susan 🙂

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