Thursday, May 6, 2010

Some Roses in the Lynchburg Old City Cemetery

In yesterday's post, I hinted about the wonderful roses I saw and photographed on Wednesday afternoon when I arrived at the Cemetery in Lynchburg.  For this week's edition of Friday Flowers, here are some of them for you to enjoy.  (The bright sunshine made some flowers look fabulous, and others look electric and gaudy.  Overall, I'm pretty pleased.)

Belle Amour



La Marne

Sarah Van Fleet

Striped Moss (and a friend)

New Dawn

Tuscany is really Chianti red, not this electric magenta.  For some reason, tho, I kinda like it.


Zephirine Drouhin, with Mutabilis in the background.

... and another view of Zephirine Drouhin.

My presentation today went really well.  Believe it or not, there were no glitches with my laptop or the projector.  It sure didn't feel like I talked for a full two hours.  Everyone listened intently and asked really good questions.  I think we all left there having learned something new. 

Guess where I'm taking my mom on Saturday?

Today's program was the preliminary event of the Cemetery's Rose Festival.  Saturday, there will be rose sales, tours, demonstrations, and much more.

Will I see any of you there?


  1. Those roses are gorgeous. Glad to hear that your talk went well!

  2. Wow, they are all amazing!!!

  3. Imagine that you were speaking about something that you love and know so well ~ which means you don't even realize the time is flying by....Kind of the way I feel when I am writing! That is passion and it's WONDERFUL. I hope that you and your mom have a great time on Saturday. Happy Mother's Day! xx P&H

  4. What wonderful roses! Love the plants in old cemeteries!

  5. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Incredible to have them growing at an old cemetary. They are so beautiful.

  7. An amazing variety of roses to find in the cemetary! I would have loved to have heard your talk, and I'm sure each person enjoyed it! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!! Oh, I would much have a living plant that cut flowers as a gift, wouldn't you?

  8. I am glad your talk went well. I gave one on Japanese Maples today that went well enough, fortunately I did not have to rely on any technology.

  9. good to hear your talk went well...and your roses...are as usual...OUTSTANDING!
    I am so glad you have joined in on FF this week...thank you. I hope you will share with my meme again soon!
    Spring is finally showing herself here and I get to start hardening off my flowers this soon I will have something growing outside too!


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