Some English Roses are unique in colour and this is one of them. An unusual colour brings challenges describing it. Rosa ‘Summer Song’ used to be ‘a sophisticated shade of orange’, or ‘burnt orange’, but in checking, I note its breeder is now plumping for ‘orange red’.
Rosa ‘Summer Song’ is not a cut flower, but I can see why florists would be drawn to it. Here it is but half open – enough to show the promise inside, but closed enough to last for a few days (with fingers crossed).
After I got over the excitement of seeing the roses, the most alluring flower for me is the lisianthus (you may know it as Eustoma). In the first picture, it’s the outpouring of silvery cream petals with a hint of purple.
When the lisianthius is given centre stage, strawberries and cream might be more appropriate, although that idea clashes with those Brussels sprouts.
Regular reader have seen the Brussels sprouts arrangement before, but couldn’t resist sharing these when I found them languishing away so colourfully in my photo files.
Here’s wishing you a happy weekend!