Sadly, we have lost several of our well established standard rose bushes.
We suspect they had wet feet as the result of a fabulous new ground cover we planted.
It keeps the soil cool and moist. And that is a treasured condition in our dry and arid summer weather.
But some of the roses succumbed to a growth of mould.
Today we welcomed six new standard roses into our front yard.
So looking forward to seeing them in bloom.
The Peace Rose has an interesting and significant history:
In 1945, on the day the Berlin Wall fell, a glorious new Meilland rose was christened ‘Peace’, crowning a universal story of hope and triumph. The Peace Rose is honoured by the new “Spirit of Peace’, a timely gift from Meilland© to inspire us, as nations and individuals, to never lose spirit in striving for genuine , lasting peace.
Michelangelo has always fascinated me. His art work, sculptures, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Pieta…. Needless to say, I was excited to find a rose named in his honour. I look forward to meeting this rose in bloom.
Leonardo da Vinci is another Renaissance genius whose art and works have long fascinated me. I was captivated by the story woven around his works in the infamous Da Vinci book and movie. Another rose I look forward to meeting face to face.
This one I chose for its colour, prolific flowering and easy care. But seriously, couldn’t they have picked a more interesting name for It?!
Australia has been captivated by the fairytale romance of our very own Tasmanian born princess.
I chose this, not because I’m a huge fan of hers. But because I wanted a white rose. This one fits the bill. Aussie bred with donations from sale to the Heart Foundation.
The Children’s Rose was originally released to support the Adelaide Children’s Hospital for the celebration of life. A fitting local rose. This one is for Tess. She liked pink.
Red roses symbolize love and romance and are the perfect Valentine’s Day rose.
Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy.
Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion.
Yellow roses symbolize friendship.
White roses symbolize innocence and purity.