Frosted Rose 'Zepherine Drouhin'

Roses for Love

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As it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, it felt like a good excuse to show images of roses. They are a bit more colourful than most of the pictures I’ve posted over the last few weeks. Of course, the top rose is still in keeping with my recent wintry theme.

This rose (Zepherine Drouhin) had been caught by an early frost after managing a few flowers at the start of November a couple of years ago. There have been no frosty roses this year because our early winter was much milder.

I don’t have many roses in the garden, so I’m looking forward to being able to see and photograph some in the gardens I visit this year. (And I’ll enjoy having a sniff at them too!) Being already halfway through February makes it feel as if the days of summer, full of colour and scents and sunshine, are not so far away.

My roses here aren’t the traditional Valentine’s red, but I hope they’ll bring a smile. And I hope that you’ll enjoy a happy Valentine’s Day!

Rose 'Handel'
Climbing rose ‘Handel’

21 thoughts on “Roses for Love

    1. Thank you Liz! I was lucky with the timing of the frost for that one. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely Valentine’s day too! (Ours will be a bit different – we’re having scaffolding put up so that solar panels can be fitted – good that they’ll soon be up.)

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  1. The frosted rose and leaves are beautiful. They look like fragile sugar decorations on a cake. To be honest, I think your roses rival the traditional red for appeal — although my preference in roses is yellow!

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    1. It’s a couple of years since I took this frosty photo, so I can’t remember what state the flower was in when it defrosted. It might have survived for a little while but probably looked the worse for wear!

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