This is another mystery shrub rose from my photo library. It’s tough as well as beautiful: it was flourishing with little or no care in a cemetery in Mississippi.
If anyone can identify it, please leave a comment!
It’s a real pleasure for me when one of my favourite mystery roses is identified. These are ones I have visited and photographed, perhaps several times, but haven’t yet managed to put a name to.
These pictures were taken in a cemetery in Mississippi where hundreds of shrub roses are planted. Many of them don’t just survive, but flower prolifically, despite receiving little or no care. Continue reading “Mystery rose: Buff Beauty”
Rose blooms are variable. When taking pictures, take the time to search out the flower you like most, or try photographing several. If you would have expected all the roses on a single plant to be exactly the same, you’re in for a surprise. Continue reading “Tips for photographing roses 4: choose your subject wisely”
One late summer afternoon in the rose garden, the stillness was broken by an old, many-petalled rose bloom finally shattering in the heat. Continue reading “Rose susurrus”
For 8+ years, I was Head of Marketing for David Austin Roses. Time well spent and much savoured, working with a lovely, warm, caring team of people, an archetypal British brand & some of the world’s most charismatic roses.
Looking back, I have very few regrets, except Continue reading “Regrets? I’ve had a few…”