Friday, 6 January 2012
Elusive White Rose CAPTURED Finally !!
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 : )
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 ?