2007 Rose Festival Day Four
If you are here for Wordless Wednesday please scroll down to the next post of the yellow rose.
I can’t tell how beautiful I thought this rose was. It is was orange but had the slightest tinge of red in it. I saw it from across the garden and knew that my camera was going to have trouble capturing the color. I did move my saturation from Vivid (+1) to Normal. I think I will start doing that when photographing very vivid orange and red flowers. Lucky it was very cloudy out or I wouldn’t have stood a chance.
This rose is from the famous German rose breeder Wilhelm Kordes.
Here is some history on Wilhelm Kordes from Google Book Results, you’ll have to go to the beginning of Chapter 11. I hope you find your way with this link, if you are interested.
The book is:
Climbing Roses of the World
By Charles Quest-Ritson
I have seen this rose described as a Hybrid Tea, a Grandiflora and a Floribunda. The official American Rose Society class designation is Grandiflora.
I know this picture is a little underexposed but I thought you might like to see the way the flower grows on the ‘bush’. The color is such a nice contrast to the green foliage.
Origin: Germany (1971) by W. Kordes and Sons
Height: 3 feet
Petal Count: 33
Parentage: Color Wonder × Zorina
Ah, I love Wednesdays. Not only is it Wordless Wednesday and ABC Wednesday but to top it off it is trash day here. I gotta get those cans up to the road! Seriously, I like it because it gives me a chance to catch up with friend’s blogs, see some new ones and look at all the cool things everyone is posting. Thanks to everyone who has been coming to visit my Festival (or maybe it is Carnival) of Roses. Roses are easy to take pictures of because they almost always obey my number one rule for taking a nice picture, start with a beautiful subject.
Here are some of the other blogs that are participating in ABC Wednesday. If you want to join let me know and I will add your link.
mrs nesbitts place
tech the man
a bit of this a dash of that
Little Rock Daily Photo
Kissing the Dogwood
strolling through Georgia
Ruth's Garden Blog
photography by kml
The Modern Goddess