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Friday, 6 January 2012

Elusive White Rose CAPTURED Finally !!

I have a thing for white roses .. I don't know why .. but they put that zing in my heart.
I have a rule about roses in general .. if they don't have scent ... they simply are not a rose .. I can't understand why breeders ditch that heavenly scent for structure .. a rose must engage sight and scent and that is THAT !
This beauty is "White Licorice Weeks Floribunda Rose" .. the rose I had in my grasp as I wandered through the Botanus site on the net last year .. had it in my virtual shopping cart but not through the check out .. I had no idea it was the last one there .. just taking my time  .. la de daaaaa type thing.
Then BAM ! it disappeared just as I was going through the check out !
Some one was quicker than I to snatch this beauty up and it drove me CRAZY(er) the rest of the year.
So as soon as I saw Botanus was publishing their Spring "crop" I grabbed it .. and now I finally feel like there is going to be at least one very special present coming to live in my garden : )
I do have one white rose, this is a beauty too, Winchester Cathedral
The fragrance and structure, simply wonderful .. funny enough I had this thought that I did NOT like David Austin roses ..
I have two, this one and William Shakespeare .. now that fragrance sends me to heaven .. it is like a wild rose .. one I loved as a child .. it quietly sits in a corner of a raised bed  .. waiting for me to make up my mind where it should really live in my garden .. plants can be such patient creatures some times ?

13 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

White roses are beautiful. The picture of your new one is perfect. I hope it likes it's new home.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joy, there is nothing like the smell of a real rose. I have only one that smells and it is a David Austin called Mary Rose. I hope they survive this wierd winter we are having.

Eileen

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I love the white roses. Enno and I have a topiary white rose bush in our garden in Holland. It gives us twocrops a year and they smell divine. Hope you get what you want. xo Jenny

Cat said...

Yummy!

I love white roses. Sadly they don't like my climate and are pest and disease magnets here. We have a few roses in the yard but my husband is always trying to find them a new home.

I did some seed planting this week along with putting some young salad fixings in the ground.

hundredsofideas said...

Ahh, white roses...just a sign of the purity of you heart :) Darla

Rose said...

This is such a beauty, Joy; I can see why you ordered it immediately! Nothing quite so frustrating as having your heart set on a specific plant and not being able to find it anywhere, is there? I'm not a rose grower except for the easy Knockouts, but these white roses are certainly tempting.

Hmmm, why is the old song "Winchester Cathedral" running through my mind now?:)

Lona said...

Joy girl I am glad you finally found your rose. LOL! Have you saw the new Mustard & Ketcup Rose? I have to have one girl. LOL!

GRACE PETERSON said...

Yay, I'm so glad you're getting it this year, Joy Dear. It's going to look fabulous both in the garden and indoors in a vase. Now if spring would hurry up and get here. :)

Barry said...

Joy:
Yay! I could feel your pain from here when you posted that you'd lost out on this beauty last year, so needless to say I am thrilled to hear that it will be coming to reside in your garden this coming garden season! Give her a special place, front and centre where you can proudly boast to everyone who comes to visit your garden! Happy New Year dearheart~

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Lisa girl : )
I am so excited .. I would have bought 3 of them to really make an impact but space and sunlight is limited here now .. I am doing the happy dance inside all the time !

Eileen girl this weather has me worried too .. I just know we are going to be hit hard and I worry about what plants I will lose .. fingers crossed we pull out intact come Spring !

Jenny I am still thinking of Enno's warm potato salad : )
I can well imagine how beautiful your garden must be and the white rose topiary must be stunning .. maybe a picture please ? : )

Hey there Cat girl !
I was looking at your garden and thinking this is going to be one heck of a veggie crop for you!
Ahhhhhh ? that is sad about the roses .. you have to keep at least one bush and it has to smell heavenly .. wouldn't a rose's perfume make your yoga session dreamy ? LOL

Dr. D ;-) .. now that is so nice of you girl ! I'm not sure it really implies that of me but I will take the banner and run with it ! LOL

Rose girl have you been able to get that tune out of your head yet ? I hate that when it happens!
The Knock Outs are so pretty .. if I find some with scent I might just find a place for them ? ;-)

Lona girl YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE !!!
I was totally blown away when I saw it's colouring .. it is amazing how they can breed flowers to have such exact colour and placement .. I need to see it in your garden girl !!

Gracie I really was crestfallen when I lost out on this gorgeous rose .. now I am so darn happy .. the weather scares me as a gardener .. this is so NOT right here in the GWN ! .. so I know Spring is not happening .. just trick or treat by Mom Nature ;-)

Thank you so much sweetie : )
I am in rose heaven but I do have to seriously THINK of the best place to put her .. so that is a brain twister right there ! haha
I was reading about the hellebore you are bringing in and I am so lucky to have a few of them .. and ? of course I want MORE ! haha
they are gorgeous .. so glad they are feeling a resurgence in the garden world again : )

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh Joy, I am jumping up and down for JOY, just think, when we find our house I will have a garden.....and when I have a garden I will have plants!! OH Joy!!! LOL.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Marguerite said...

Thank goodness for the patience of plants! Adapting to moving several times over is one of their greatest virtues I think. (and if they can't adapt to that then they have no business in my garden, ha ha)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Jen girl I have been chuckling so much about what houses you have seen in such bad "show" condition and your posts on how to NOT sell a house .. we went through some that were almost as shocking !
You have to have one white rose shrub or climber in your garden girl !!

Marguerite girl I totally agree with you ! No plant should be in my garden either if it can't keep up with my brilliant ideas as to "how many places do I have to put you before it is just right?"
They must be willing to work with me ? LOL