May 13, 2009

by English Muse

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


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28 Responses to “Garden Roses”

  1. Joanna Goddard says:

    so pretty! i want to visit your beautiful garden!

  2. The Wanderers' Daughter says:

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. chelsea says:

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


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

  5. Tina says:

    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!

  6. Suz Broughton says:

    I love these in Polaroid. Very nice.

  7. trishiekoh says:

    So pretty! you must have a lovely garden.

  8. Char says:

    just gorgeous

  9. vicki archer says:

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

  10. Brian Miller says:

    nice roses…celebrity names, interesting

  11. Daydream Lily says:

    oh these are gorgeous. There was a gardening show on TV last night and it showed gardens in LA, made me think of you ๐Ÿ˜› so its weird that you now post your garden pictures !!!

  12. Dionne says:

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

  13. Rebecca says:

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

  14. Laura [What I Like] says:

    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!

  15. a says:

    Utterly lovely photos!


  16. Maggie May says:

    frame worthy loviliness.

  17. Charlotte says:

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

  18. P. says:

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

  19. puglyfeet says:

    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:

  20. giulia says:

    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…


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  22. Herrad says:

    Hi Tina,

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



  23. Nostalgic Nosh says:

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

  24. K. Sundari says:

    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.

  25. jen jafarzadeh says:

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

  26. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou says:

    this is such a pretty post!!!

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

  27. Anne @ The City Sage says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Elza says:

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

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