Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Theme Thursday: Scents



HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

We have a lovely florist in Jackson, NH, Dutch Bloemen Winkel.  Her work is extraordinary.  She's as creative as the cutting edge florists whose online work I've viewed.  Her flowers come, primarily, from Holland and the Boston Flower Market where she travels each week to bring back the best.

The photo above is of a centerpiece she created and it makes me think of the beautiful scent of a rose.  I have had roses in every garden of every house in which I have lived until we moved to New Hampshire.  Their growing span here is limited and rose tending is intense.  However,  if the yellow rose survives, given to me last Spring by my friends in Bermuda, I will plant it outside.  It's fragrance was wonderful as was the delicate yellow bruised with an orange smear.  

Roses have a scent all their own and I miss them.  Keeping my fingers crossed I will again have a rose bush in my garden.

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11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...roses do have a wonderful deep heady scent to them....

DJan said...

There is no other smell quite like that of a rose, I agree. That is a beautiful arrangement, and I'm hoping you will again have the heady scent of roses in your life. :-)

Janie Junebug said...

It's so warm in Florida that my roses are blooming, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Love,
Janie

anthonynorth said...

Yes, you can't beat the scent of a rose. Nice one.

troutbirder said...

Ah yes, How I miss my roses. When we downsized by building a new house in our oak woods, we gained a lot but lost our sunny space. Now I do woodland wildflower and lots of hosta but..... the roses don't do well in all the shade....:(

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! C.G...
I love roses and their scent too!...I have to agree with you, the florist who work you have on display is...lovely!

By the way, my *fingers* are *crossed* in the hope that your wish for a Rose-bush comes true too!

C.G...I hope that you and yours had a very ♥Happy Valentine's Day♥ too!
deedee :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ahhhh... the scent of a rose. Perfection. I do hope your yellow rose survives and flourishes this summer. blessings ~ tanna

Kalyan said...

Just beautiful...

Emma Major said...

wow, what a talent.

Mrsupole said...

Hi CG,

It took me a minute to figure out it was a heart shaped centerpiece and she definitely has a lot of talent when one surprises others with one does.

As you know we can have roses blooming all year round down here which my two miniature rose bushes usually have unless the gardeners decide to cut them back. But the funny thing is that they do not emit any scent whatsoever. Someone told me that it is a very common trait among them. I really do love the smell of roses and maybe it is time that I planted some that actually have some scent coming from them. But we usually have the scent of jasmine most of the year so I guess it is okay. As long as it is not that stinky plant.

I too will keep my fingers crossed that your roses will bloom and you will be assailed with their wonderful scent. Have you thought about planting them in a large container in which you could bring them into the house each winter. I heard they do well if you keep them in a sunny place in the house. Just a thought to pass along.

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful picture for this weeks Theme Thursday. I hope it warms up pretty soon for you and that you will have many wonderful spring scents.

God bless.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! I love the rose and its scent, but the plant I can live without.