Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rose Arbors at Planting Fields

Rose Arbors at Planting Fields
Oyster Bay, New York

On Saturday I also visited Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. I have been there many times before usually when I am visiting the wholesale nurseries on Long Island. It is quite a collection of plants and history and I think just about anybody could find something of botanical interest amongst the gardens. Although I have noticed that the maintenance and planting schemes seem to have fallen off a bit in the last couple of years. Please don’t take this wrong it is still beautiful place and well worth visiting. I was just looking at it with a very critical eye and comparing it to previous tours.

One of the highlights of my visit on Saturday was seeing the Rose Arbors in full bloom. Now that was a world-class display and probably one of the best rose plantings I have seen (and I have seen a couple of good ones). I tried to figure out a way to photograph the roses but only came up with these meager shots, none of which show the true beauty and scale of the display. It was utterly amazing and breathtaking. The rose is ‘Dorothy Perkins’. At the other end the last few arbors had a red climbing rose and a whitish/pink one.

‘Dorothy Perkins’ was introduced by Jackson & Perkins (figure that one) in 1901. It is very fragrant and was once the most popular rambling rose in the United States.


MrBrownThumb said...

I'm not a big fan of roses but that's I wouldn't mine something like that on my property.

Cool shots.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

MBT, thanks for visiting. The arbors looked like a bit of work, but worth it.

Ewa said...

these arbors are amazing. i just started one :) but I guess it will take some time :) 6 years? what do you think?