Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Roses and lilies (Kew: Part Four)

The Rose Garden 

I wonder how many people realize the national flower of both England and the United States is the rose? We hit the Kew rose garden at very peak of bloom: I was charmed by the arbors and the health of the roses. Here are just a few examples...

Rosa 'Bobbie James'

Love the variety of roses--and wonderful to hit them at the peak of bloom.

Rosa 'Bobbie James'

Rosa 'New Dawn'

Not being a rosarian, I can't add TOO much of value, except to share these pictures and say "Ooooo"...love the petals scattered on the lawn!





One I forgot to photograph the label...



I fear I forgot to photograph the label for this distinctive one...








Rosa 'Chevy Chase'

Rosa 'Chevy Chase'

A wonderful drift of Lilium regale

Lilium regale

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Perhaps the climax of the whole visit for me was coming onto the huge masses of giant Himalayan lilies blooming in the woodland garden. Simply breathtaking!

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Cardiocrinum giganteum

Veratrum nigrum

Perhaps a bit anticlimactic, but not for me...the black, pleated leave false hellebore was something I hadn't seen since Central Asia. 

Thanks for hanging in there: just one more blog post, and this trip shall be finished once again....

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  2. I would love to have trellises like those.

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  3. The distinctive violet blue one, could it possibly be aptly named Veilchenblau? Many of the same roses do well in our climate as well.

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