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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Garden Roses

garden roses

Hello everyone. Here are a few more Polaroids of some of my garden roses. I'm especially fond of the big fluffy purple one. (It's a David Austin rose called Othello.) I think the yellow one is Henry Ford, but I'm not sure. I lost the map I made of the rose garden a few years ago, so now I'm constantly mixing up the names. How do they come up with these names for roses anyway? Would Henry Ford even want to be a yellow rose? Maybe red is more his style.

garden roses


Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

so pretty! i want to visit your beautiful garden!

May 12, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Wow, Tina! This is a great series of photos. Love the simplicity of the layout. Really lovely. You could make a book of them. I wonder, is the person who gets to make up the names of the roses the same person who gets to make up the names of nail polish and eyeshadow colors? Housepaint colors? Because I've always thought that would be a fun job. What do you suppose it pays? Better than journalism, no doubt ;)

May 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous chelsea said...

Love these. Can't believe you already have roses blooming!!

May 12, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

Tina darling, when is your b'day??? I know what to get for you...I really do! ~XO*

May 12, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

oh thank you!! it would be so much fun to have a job naming lipsticks and paints, although i would end up using the word "lovely" in every name, as i usually do in every sentence...

my birthday is sept. 17, ms lenorenevermore...why??? what are you getting!!?? i hate waiting!

May 12, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Suz Broughton said...

I love these in Polaroid. Very nice.

May 12, 2009 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger trishiekoh said...

So pretty! you must have a lovely garden.

May 12, 2009 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Char said...

just gorgeous

May 12, 2009 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

I love the way you have photographed your roses, xv.

May 13, 2009 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

nice roses...celebrity names, interesting

May 13, 2009 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger Daydream Lily said...

oh these are gorgeous. There was a gardening show on TV last night and it showed gardens in LA, made me think of you :-P so its weird that you now post your garden pictures !!!

May 13, 2009 at 4:57 AM  
Blogger Dionne said...

What dainty, lovely flowers. And that is so true with their names - how bizarre!

May 13, 2009 at 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhh...the colors are so great! i can almost smell them and feel their prickly little stems.

May 13, 2009 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh gorgeous! I'm having a fluffy flower moment, as peonies just seem to have come into season. I can practically smell those amazing blooms in your pictures!

May 13, 2009 at 6:38 AM  
Anonymous a said...

Utterly lovely photos!


May 13, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

frame worthy loviliness.

May 13, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

Roses are the most mystical of flowers and, along with all that lavendar, your garden must be enchantingly perfumed. Your photos are ravishing.

May 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous P. said...

I love your polaroids - and your roses. My David Austin Graham Thomas is just about to bloom - I'm so excited!

May 13, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous puglyfeet said...

Lovely polaroids, Ms. Muse.

Oh, and off topic: Have you visited Decor8 today? She wrote a post about J. Adler and the salt and pepper shakers reminded me of you. Go check out Mr. & Mrs. Muse:

May 13, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger giulia said...

Cranky alert (this is not to Tina or even to folks who commented here but a long, long list of people who comment on TEM & elsewhere on roses...just a for instance):

Love roses & perhaps aren't a *rosarian* but gasp over the for-sure loveliness in Tina's garden? Maybe she was looking for a bit of investigative initiative? If not, I am. Maybe you'd like to learn something new or share what you know already.

Search roses + names & you will find out why/how roses are named. Then post it & some of us will come running (or limping, but we'll be there). I'm busy being cranky, nursing a cracked tooth, navigating thorny DC, & Darfur Fasting.

Looking forward to reams of rose reports...


May 13, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Carolyn G said...


May 13, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Herrad said...

Hi Tina,

The rose photos are gorgeous I thought I could smell the roses.



May 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Nostalgic Nosh said...

I love the way these polaroids capture the color against the white background. Beautiful!

May 13, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger K. Sundari said...

Oh so beautiful. I suddenly had an idea pop into my head recently and everywhere I look now, there are little signs that I should do it. Can't describe it yet though.

May 14, 2009 at 4:16 AM  
Anonymous jen jafarzadeh said...

Your polaroids are gorgeous! Looks to be a pretty garden.

May 15, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

this is such a pretty post!!!

best wishes to you, your dad, and your family...

May 15, 2009 at 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anne @ The City Sage said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how you've captured them so casually--it highlights their beauty so nicely!

My husband bought me a polaroid camera for my birthday--I can't wait to play around with it and can only hope my photos are half as lovely as these :)

May 21, 2009 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Elza said...

Hi, Tina!
How wonderful your roses are... It's my dream to grow roses someday. I just love them!

July 18, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

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