(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Monday, May 26, 2008

family heirloom.


I have planted these Blue Girl roses at every home I've had. Can't wait to do so in France. These roses are heirloom variety ... and they have the most heady, intoxicating fragrance of any rose I've grown. That, their beautiful shade of lavender and their extended period of blooming make them my absolute favorite rose. If you enjoy roses, these are very hardy and easy to grow and maintain. Give them a go! Right now they are loaded with big fat blooms. I planted them right outside my bedroom window so their scent wafts in and over my bed. ahhhhhh.........     (click on the pic for the close-up, dewdrop view)

8 comments:

Nunhead Mum of One said...

I remember those roses from my Nan's house but I can't grow them....they just don't flower so I'm guessing that it might just be The Knack!

Je ne regrette rien said...

wow. I've got a knack! took long enough!

Leesa said...

Hi there,

I just stopped over from La Belette Rouge's page.. I wanted to tell you that your rose is gorgeous and you will be soo pleased to know that here in France at the moment, everyone's roses are blooming right now and it's sooooo beautiful to see and smell!! There are so many different varieties and so many crawling (?) roses, too... One suggestion for springtime in France... Monet's home in Giverny. We went during the tulip period last year but now it's roses.. Gotta get over there.. .Bienvenue en France... when are you arriving? Take care, Leesa : )

F.O.T. said...

How pretty is that!

There is something in my brain that lacks the ability to remember names of flora and fauna. I will want to remember the name of this flower in case I want to plant it later, but the 'pretty purple flower on JNRR blog' won't cut it for the nursery.

Mignonne said...

f.o.t.-blue girl - not so hard. no worse than girl with the pearl earring (I bet you know that one)...or blue balls! heh heh ... anyway, you know where to find me if you want to plant it later! they are delicious.

leesa-Welcome! I'm yearning for French flowers. I'm going to plant lilacs and roses and lavender and ... oh all sorts of stuff. I agree, Monet's garden in spring is incredible. I went one year a week before they opened (drat, typical of me) couldn't see his atelier but the gardeners let me slip in and wander around since I'd come so far. It was amazing to be there without the throngs....just amazing. I arrive mid-July! (shivers of anticipation)

F.O.T. said...

HA HA HA! I can remember blue balls! I certainly hope I don't call it that at the nursery! LOL

Diane said...

How do you think it would do as a patio plant?

PS it was great chatting on the phone the other day!!! Can't wait to see you. :-)

Je ne regrette rien said...

di- same here! i can't remember the last time I stayed on the phone that long! ha ~ um, patio plant....well if you put it in a BIG pot, and fed it good rose food it might be lovely. depending on the location (mine are on the south side of the house).