Flower of the Day – October 27 – Birth of a Red Rose.

So this week i’m dedicating my FOTD to my ROSES! 🙂

Day 7.  Red Rose.

For the last day of my FOTD: Roses week i’m posting my favourite rose. 🙂

It’s my youngest rose that i’ve only had for 3 years and it is living proof that small is beautiful. 😉 I believe it is a ‘Gallica’ type rose (also known as a French Rose) and i’m training it to grow as a ‘standard’.

I was very happy to see that once again the tiny thin stalk had survived another Winter (not that that is all that hard to do in Australia) 🙂 and not one but 3 new buds had formed at the top of the main stem.

I decided to document it’s first bloom of the year and post it, saving it for the last day of my rose week FOTD.

Days 1 – 6. First bud opens slowly…


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I love the tiny little glue-tipped spikes, protecting the stems and bud casings from biting insects, that you can see in the close-up view of each shot! 😉
lovewillbringustogether - Red rose7Day 7 – Reddy to burst! 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Red rose8Day 8 – in full bloom – BOOM!
The innermost petals have just a sliver of white down one side!

lovewillbringustogether - Red rose9I could not fully do this rose justice – the leaves have a velvety quality that makes them look sometimes a deep vermillion, bordering on purple. They lighten or darken depending upon which angle you view them from. The petals are generally several shades darker than this to the naked eye.

lovewillbringustogether - Red roseDay 9 – the petals are darker here showing closer to the true colour, but still not the full rich deep velvet effect 🙂

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AS an idea of it’s size the grey and black object you can see in several of the photos is a dead branch i have placed next to it to help it stand up ‘tall’… the branch is about 50 cm (20 inches) high and only 3 cm (just over an inch) wide.

FOTD – – October 27, 2018 – Autumn Leaves

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12 comments

    • Thank you! 🙂

      I was happy that no little insect suckers got to it while it was developing. 🙂

      Thank you again for remembering the ‘shy’ ones too! – Those roses are almost twice the diameter (4-6 times the mass most likely) as this one – you need a really stiff neck to keep a head like that up. 😉

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    • Thank you a lot! Yes – it’s definitely one of the great joys in my life to see my plants produce their little miracles of transformation and growth. Makes me feel quite the proud ‘parent’ 😉

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