Monday, July 9, 2007

Rosa Mundi

I intend this blog to be mainly about needlework. But, with the garden blooming outside my window, it is hard to be silent about my roses. You may have guessed that I love striped roses. I have red and white striped roses, but I much prefer rose and white. I want the look and fragrance of the old gallica 'Rosa mundi' with modern repeat bloom. This quest has led me to the beauties in the pictures: 1. 'Madame Driout' (climbing Tea)
2. 'Careless Love' 3. 'Madame Driout' and 4. 'Berries n Cream'.

I also like 'Tigress' and 'Cee Dee Moss'. The Uncommon Rose website is treasure chest for striped roses as well as many other colors and forms. I think they even have a coffee-colored rose list.

On my to-do-list, I have many of Cindy Rice's (Lilac Studio) designs. She has a beautiful 'Rosa mundi' design. I would be interested to know of any other cross stitches which incorporate striped flowers.


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Tanya said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!!!

DaisyGirl said...

I used to have an old mini roses bush at our old house, I loved it, when we sold the farm house, the lady who bought it begged us to leave it, so we did, I drove by the other day, it's gone! They put in a new gas line and they just bulldosed my rose bush. I was sad about that! I don't have any roses planted at our new house yet.

Michele said...

I'll let you know if I have any success rooting Madame Driout. She is not very happy right now; I planted a greedy hollyhock too close to her and it gobbles everything up! I know we pass by Dacula on our way to somewhere.