Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rare Roses ... Ferdinand Roussel

My main objective when I started collecting roses ten years ago was to provide a place to preserve rare roses.  One of the stars in the garden right now is 'Ferdinand Roussel', a rambler bred by Barbier & Co. in France in 1902.  This rose grows on my Rambler Fence, beside the gate, and it is in full bloom right now.





I was outside with my camera earlier today, because I realized that I don't have a decent photo of this once-blooming rose in my files



There also was not a photo in the listing for this rose on Help Me Find  (the best and most comprehensive rose reference site!)  Now there are three, because I uploaded them to the site a few minutes ago.



I am trying to do all I can to make sure that I have at least one good photo of each rose I grow.  With once bloomers, there is only a short window of opportunity to do this ... or I have to wait to try again next year.



Now that I have these photos of 'Ferdinand Roussel', I can cross one more off my list ... not that I actually HAVE a list, you understand.


16 comments:

  1. It is a very pretty colour. I love the way the colour appears to change as the blooms mature. Does it have any scent?

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  2. Very pretty colour, and like Tracey I like the way the blooms change colour, making for a very vibrant colour palette as you see the mature blooms with the just-budded flowers.

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  3. This looks like a beautiful spanish rose.....

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  4. You got some great photos!

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  5. I'm sure you have a list, and lots of details and all about each rose you have! This one is lovely.♥♫

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  6. Beautiful roses! I really need to keep track of the names of mine roses. Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  7. How can you stand to live in all that beauty! I would never get anything done just looking at Roses and all the other gorgeous flowers around you.

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  8. GORGEOUS! I'll bet that fence is gorgeous!!! I'm taking a break from deadheading now....i'm heading back out! Happy Memorial Day!

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  9. Great photos, thank you for letting me see what the rose looks like.

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  10. Great photos, thank you for letting me see what the rose looks like.

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  11. Oh my gosh-- how gorgeous is this rose--- and your photos! That is the most beautiful shade of red!! This is the most beautiful time of year for you isn't it-- I'd love to be there to see all of your roses

    Vicki

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  12. Yay, good for you for uploading this to helpmefind. I have been in that bind of trying to find a picture of a rose that just wasn't on there.

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