Sunday, August 01, 2010

Roses Aren't Just Red

After a day working on the book, we went to dinner at a local spot.  It was a balmy summer evening as we were leaving, and a young man came by carrying dozens of roses.  The Judge bought these for me.
 Aren't they just lovely?
Have you any idea if these beauties have a name?  They are a soft yellow at the bottom and that intense red on the face.  And they were at least four inches in diameter when fully opened.

Oh, and some shocking pink knitting...

5 comments:

Carol said...

There are a lot of red roses with a cream/white reverse. Yours seem more cream and you said a soft yellow at the bottom. I love red roses with the cream/white reverse and I had many bushes at my old house.
There are a lot of these types of roses for the garden but also there are the "Hot House" variety. I don't know names of those. Most hot house roses have little or no fragrance. Here are some names and links to roses like you show here.
Rosie O'Donnell http://www.regannursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_ID=407&typeID=
Fire and Ice
http://www.regannursery.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_ID=122&typeID=
Ronald Reagan Rose
http://oremgardening.com/roses/hybrid-grandifloras/ronald-reagan-rose.php
Those are just a few of what is out there. I hope that this helps.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous roses!!!!!!

Artseycrafts said...

The roses are gorgeous. I love roses too, especially this type which we used to call "Tallisman". Or.....maybe a "Peace" rose??

Kym said...

The roses are absolutely stunning! What a wonderful treat. :-)

Guinifer said...

The roses are gorgeous, not to mention that sock yarn!