Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New David Austin Roses

If there's one thing I've learned from blogging, it is that the majority are women and they love feminine, romantic things, including beautiful roses.
The English bred David Austin roses are a favourite of roses growers.  They have a good English upbringing with disease resistance and fragrance like a rose should have.  2012 has two new introductions; 'Princess Anne' that is a compact bushy cerise pink with the full petals of an English rose that flowers over a long period of time.  The fragrance is medium-strong.
The second introduction is 'Skylark', a semi-double with deep pink petals and a tea fragrance with hints of fruity apple and cloves as well as a free flowering habit.

If I had a sunny rose bed, nicely hilled, I'd think of juxtaposing 'Princess Anne' and 'Skylark' to make a pretty in pink and fragrant display.
Juxtapose (place close together), my word for the letter J this week for Miss Jenny Matlock's alphabe-Thursday.

36 comments:

  1. WOW, these are both gorgeous roses. I really love the first Princess Anne rose.

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  2. If I could grow roses I would definitely have a David Austen. They are gorgeous. V

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  3. If I could grow roses I would definitely have a David Austen. They are gorgeous. V

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  4. Gorgeous! I love the Princess Anne one. I don't have any roses in my gardens and would love to start but I think I need to dig a new bed for them. Maybe this year.

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  5. Oh my goodness Judith, those roses are just exquisite! I LOVE the Princess Anne rose especially. I can almost smell it. Beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. I love roses! But they have to be scented as far as I'm concerned, so these would be great. I'll look out for them.

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  7. Thank you for visiting my blog this week AND for the quick peek at the new roses! Can't wait to spend a little more time perusing all your beautiful photos! ~ Janet

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  8. What beautiful flowers! Their color is amazing!

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  9. wow...those English roses are gorgeous!

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  10. I miss having my big yard with all my roses... Your photos are gorgeous! Perhaps soon when I move into my house and out of the condo.. I can get to gardening again!!!
    Smiles~
    Gypsea Nurse

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  11. Hi,Judith.
    Those are so beautiful roses,Judith. I love Princess Anne. The air must be beautiful with their scent.

    Tomoko

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  12. Hi again! Love the post – and those Princess Anne roses! Can almost smell their fragrance!

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and look forward to *seeing* you again soon.

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  13. Tnose roses are so beautiful. And I found out the same as you, ladies like to blog and have it all romantic and frilly. Had to get used to that. LOL
    Riet

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  14. Beautiful roses, Judith! Someday I'll have to visit your garden.

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  15. Wow it looks like peonies. I wish I could smell them. Thanks for sharing!

    Letter-J

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  16. Those Princess Anne ones are exquisite!

    =)

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  17. I love roses with a beautiful scent. These two are gorgeous, Judith.

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  18. I love to walk in the rose gardens at Government House and at Royal Roads - heavenly! I am trying to start a small rose garden here. The soil still needs a lot of work - roses and rhodos don't really go together!

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  19. David Austin roses are gorgeous. I have taken pictures of the Golden Celebration rose by him.

    ~Linnea

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  20. Fantastic!!! beautiful roses!!!

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  21. I used to get the catalog and would daydream of my rose garden. I finally got a few and then sold the house!

    I see that you have grandbabies. Perhaps you can journal your life story and leave that as a gift? (Regarding your comment on my J post).

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  22. Hi Judith, the roses are so beautiful. They are, by far, my favorite flowers. Yours are fabulous.

    Yes, Mikey, is all Yorkie and a total mess....love him dearly.

    Have a blessed weekend,
    Barb ♥

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  23. Stunning roses! I love Princess Anne! Have a good weekend, Judith.
    Beth

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  24. Oh, they are both gorgeous! I had a beautiful rose garden when I lived in California... and although I love living where I do now, I do miss the roses!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Judith!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  25. Well,,,I really like the English roses :)
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  26. Hi there .. I am becoming more and more a rose addict and even though I said I would not have David Austin roses I certainly DO now ! LOL ... this Princess Anne looks wonderful and the scent always comes first with me : )
    Joy

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  27. How fun to come here and see such beauty in the middle of all the snowy coldness where I live. I can almost smell them!

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  28. Hi Judith,

    I always drool over their rose catalog. It is soooo gorgeous.

    I made a fairly large rose garden in the house we currently live in. Most of them are David Austen roses...and they grow gloriously in the desert heat here.

    Thanks for a lovely jaunt with these gorgeous pictures.

    A+

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  29. Gorgeous!! I would love to add these to our rose garden this summer!! xo HHL

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