Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flowers on Friday ... Monsieur Paul Lede

There is so much blooming in the garden right now, I'm afraid that I may wear out my camera photographing it all.  One of the most photogenic roses I found this week was Monsieur Paul Lede, a climbing tea rose introduced in 1913.

These beautiful apricot roses, against the blue sky and the weathered concrete fence posts, made for a wonderful series of photos that afternoon.

When I planted this rose, I didn't realize that it was a climbing tea ... so, it's planted in the center of the border where a shrub would have been perfect.  To accomodate the 8-foot canes that Msr. Paul Lede produced last year, I gathered them up and flipped them over the fence.  This may not be a perfect solution, but it will have to do until I find a better place for it.

If you come this weekend during Open Garden on Sunday, Msr. Paul Lede will be here to greet you.

(written by Hartwood Roses.  Hartwood Roses blog.)


  1. Stunning rose..and the delicate coloring!

  2. That is a beautiful rose with such an unrose-like color.

  3. Beautiful! And were your ears burning today as I was singing your praises?! I was telling someone that you could sell them the perfect climbing rose for their trellis that would be wind tolerant!

    Kat :)

  4. I love these! Just took hubby back to look at that Chapel photo. I'm so infatuated with it.

  5. What a beautiful rose! I love the apricot coloring.

  6. This is a gorgeous rose! It is so delicate.


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