Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rugosa Roses/ Today's Flowers

Rugosa aren't fancy...but they ARE my favourite roses. Nothing -- absolutely nothing, in my my opinion -- can beat their heady aroma in late June. And the pollen must be fantastic. Just ask the local bees!

Most years these rugosas bloom all summer and THIS is one of those years. ;-) Sure, the bushes are not as prolific as they were in June, but they are still flowering!

Once the blooms are done, the rose hips steal the scene, huge and lovely. I've dried them for tea and have even made delicious jam with them. But darn! My husband is a diabetic so the less sugary stuff in the house the better.


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37 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely! I can almost smell them way down here!

Jan said...

Great post, and I love the collage.

Judi~Gmj said...

yes they are wonderful...and the rose hips are great for tea. You did a great job of collaging them.

Marcel said...

Beautiful!

Louise said...

Incredible! The color alone, even without the aroma, would make them worth it!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Marvelous colors! Great post!

Thank you for take part in this idea!

Santilli

dot said...

I'd love to try the jelly. It's a pretty flower and reminds me of a moss rose but the leaf is not the same.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh yeah, they are great. The hips are so shiny and red, almost as great as the flowers. MB

April said...

Fantastic collage! I have to agree with you - I love their heady perfume and the rose hips in the fall.

magiceye said...

brightly delicate!

Blue said...

I love the way you've presented this & I do so agree with out about the roses - the flowers are over here but the hips look lovely.

Maria said...

The colours are so beautiful! I love those roses, too. And also the colour of the fruit is a wonderful.

Leora said...

Yes, lovely! I've never made tea from roses.

Kerri said...

Oh so lovely! Great collage also!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your post today. Nice.

see you there! said...

They are so pretty. I've had rose hips in tea but not jam. I'd love to try it. It must be a pretty color.

Darla

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like these wild roses... they can be found in some of our hedgerows... and you are quite right they are like a magnet for the honey bees...

Mines Here

kjpweb said...

Neat collage! Good post for Today's flowers!
Cheers, Klaus

Kahshe Cottager said...

I am fond of rugosas too. I particularly like how the hips add colour to the garden after the flowers are long gone. That is a really pretty collage that you made!

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Gypsy at heart said...

Is this one of those roses that has been around for generations? They always seem to have such wonderful fragrance. I love your photos and commentary. Very interesting information.

Blue said...

Hi again!

If you can't beat them, you join in!
So,as a flower lover.
You get the credit for it...

Blue said...

Hi again!

If you can't beat them, you join in!
So,as a flower lover.
You get the credit for it...

fishing guy said...

EG: What a beatiful capture of a great little flower.

Marcia said...

Very beautiful your flowers and the collage. I've been once in Canada and the gardens, everywhere, let me fascinated. Thanks for your coment.

Christy said...

Very lovely shot. Your previous posts are very beautiful as well, I especially like the shot of the butterfly.

Mary said...

They are so beautiful. I have seen them at beach houses I have rented in the past, but never tried to grow them. Love those hips!

Steve Buser said...

I'm jealous of the bee.

piedmontperspective said...

Your rugosa are beautiful. Excellent shots!

Chrisss said...

These are beautiful!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, I went over and joined the flowers group and planted some flowers and they are already up at Thunder Maker.

My Flowers

Abraham Lincoln

Luke Wiley said...

amazing roses. I like how you arranged the pictures.

Dragonstar said...

I love Rosa Rugosa. It's one of my favourites too, and your photos are beautiful.

Denise said...

Are magnificent and if the bees approve ...

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful colors.

RuneE said...

Ah, those reminds me of "the old days". They were everywhere and the seeds in the rose hips were very popular among the children. They itch something terrible when put down the back, under the cloth. We called them lice.

Greyscale Territory said...

I can feel your passion for these flowers in the pics! Beautiful!

Leora said...

Excellent collage ... I'm going to have to come back here and stare at it for some new inspiration...

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