Sunday, January 30, 2011

English Shrub Rose

English Shrub Rose
Rosa ‘Alnwick’
Synonyms: Alnwick Castle, AUSgrab

Another in the long list of beautiful roses brought to us by David Austin. This rose is really a nice shade of pink and has a fruity fragrance to go with the color. Here are some facts on Alnwick:

Breeder/Introduction: David Austin (UK) 2001. Introduced by David Austin Roses Limited
Petal Count: 41
Parentage: Seedling × AUSgold
Height: 48 inches (122 cm)

This rose is named after the 700 year old Alnwick Castle, Which some people may recognize as the setting for some of the Harry Potter (The Philosopher's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets) and other movies. The gardens have been restored and look magnificent from the pictures.

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Today’s bonus flower is an Orchid bud.
Asian Corsage Orchid
Cymbidium
(sim-BID-ee-um)

14 comments:

Janet said...

Just received my David Austin catalog on Friday, I want one of each and for a few I want more! Beautiful roses.

Art of RetroCollage said...

The rose is absolutely beautiful!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Beautiful Rose. I have several Austins in my garden.

chubskulit said...

That's gorgeous!

My flower, have a blessed Sunday!

Sandra Rocha said...

Linda a sua rosa, adoro rosas, são maravilhosas.

Míriam Luiza said...

Sua rosa é linda, e o botão de orquídea é muito bonito também! Você tem muitas fotos maravilhosas em seu blog.

Regina said...

How gorgeous!
Have a great week ahead.

Regina

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers and a very informative post too.

SandyCarlson said...

A very beautiful, romantic rose. And the orchid---wow.

Enjoy the Droid and the road trip!

Rajesh said...

Very pretty pink flowers.

msdewberry said...

Lovely rose! I can almost smell its sweet scent!!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thank you for the comments!

kanak7 said...

Beautiful rose! And the photo of the orchid bus is outstanding!

All the best for your road trip!

Not So Simply Single said...

Gorgeous pictures...they make my heart sing. I love flowers and visiting this blog warms my heart!
Thanks so much!

Lisa