“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Act II, Scene II ‘Romeo & Juliet‘ by Shakespeare).
But I do particularly like ‘The Poet’s Wife’ (Auswhirl) grown by David Austin, English rose aficionado of Great Britain (see photo). This variety was introduced in 2014 and is the first yellow rose of his collection since the ‘Charles Darwin‘ of 2003.
‘Beautifully formed’ ‘Strong and unfading’ ‘Rich and Fruity’
Now is the time to start planting these beauties … there are some wonderful names to choose from. Take a stroll around Queen Mary’s Rose Garden in Regent’s Park, London and find hundreds of wonderfully named bedded buds (not yet in bloom, of course, but perfect in sunny June).
‘Why June is the time for a rose to bloom’
The rose is adored by poets from Robert Burns to Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Who is this poet and who is his wife?
Ans. ‘Naturally rounded’ and a very fine inspiration for his work, perhaps.
Get searching and share your favourite named roses…
(See previous blog Captivated by Roses -November 2015).
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