Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jenny's Mother's Rose

Shared through friendship, this wonderful rose of sentimental value has been delivered to many gardens by my friend Jenny. Taken from her mother's rose bush planted over 50 years ago, Jenny has shared a little piece of her mother's joy with others,and helped to perpetuate the beauty of this little unknown rose. It may be easily identifiable to others, and if someone knows it's name, please let me know. For now it is known by all of her friends as Jenny's Mother's Rose:).


garden girl said...

I love roses but can't grow 'em in the shade here. That looks like a David Austin-type English rose to me, but I couldn't name the exact variety to save my life! Jenny's Mother's Rose is a perfect name for it - probably better than it's original name!

Anonymous said...

That is so lovely - both the rose and the story behind this particular rose.
An Artist's Garden

Nancy J. Bond said...

It does look like an English rose -- but by any name, it truly is sweet! What a gorgeous color!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Chey, how big are the blooms in diameter? It is a beauty. It reminds of wedding cake frosting roses. I wanted reach out & eat it.~~Dee

Amy said...

What an incredible rose! I love the big, blowsy, old fashioned looking ones best of all :)

Jane Marie said...

It is soooo delicate and beautiful.. I love that shade of pink.

chey said...

Garden Girl~~Thanks so much for the kind comment. I think it's a perfect name as well:).

Karen and Nancy~~Thanks so much!

Dee~~It's a small rose, approx 3" in diameter when fully opened. It does look edible:).

Amy~~I do as well.What a great description you've given.

Jane Marie~~It's the most scrumptious shade of pink!

Lucy said...

I'm trying not to sound sentimental - but the paler photos remind me of my grandmother's cheeks. They were soft and round and scented and powdered. These photos make me feel a sort of 'homesickness' for her.

Lucy Corrander

Karen said...

I do love plants/flowers that have a history. I have my grandmother's 40 year old rose that I transplanted last year in my garden and ohhh what a delight this year!

Barbee' said...

It looks very much like one my daughter has, which was given to her as a cutting. Her friend didn't know the name, either. It is suckering bush that gets large. I wonder if this one spreads by suckers. She planted hers in a spot bounded by the house, the porch, the front walkway, and the driveway. She said if it goes under the walkway and comes up in the lawn they will just mow those shoots along with the grass. Hers has a sweet fragrance.

Niels Plougmann said...

In order to Identify the rose/or at least the class of rose we need these informations/Pictures.

Leaves, colour -shade of green -matte or shiny? Leaf edges? Axil leaves?

Thorns, how do they look and where are they on the canes+

A picture of the rose in tight bud - especially shoving the sepals

Fragrance? Describe?

Is it a once - bloomer or does it repeat bloom?

How wide and tall is the rosebush? Growth habit -upright or arching?

Having these information makes it possible to identify the class of rose and most often the name of the rose too.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Chey .. what a wonderful gift ! I so wish I had a slip of the rose my father planted when we lived in Louisbourg .. it was a wild rose and the scent was heaven on earth .. I pressed petals of it as a little girl .. I was only 10 or 11 .. these are such intensly felt gifts to have. Lovely !

chey said...

Lucy~Sentimental is a good thing...I think that's a special memory of your grandmother:).

Karen~ I agree. The history adds to the endearment. My friend Jenny lost her mother tragically when she was just a young adult. She continues to share her rose to this day.

Barbee~This one may be suckering, as it is spreading in diameter. It apparently also climbs, as Jenny has a piece that is growing upwards at least 13 ft.

Niels~ Thank you so much for your expertise. I will look into all of those characteristics. Very much appreciated!!

Joy~ Perhaps someday you would be able to get a slip of your father's rose? I hope that is possible.

Phillip said...

It is beautiful. I doubt though that it is an Austin rose because his first rose, 'Constance Spry' wasn't introduced until 1963. It looks like maybe a damask rose. Whatever it is, it is lovely!