Monday, September 08, 2008
Red Rose Bud
Red Rose Bud
Ruby Tuesday again and I am posting a Rose and a Dahlia, how predictable, even more so if there was a Daylily, too. I almost posted this morning but decided to wait and take my camera to work. There were quite a few red things on the farm but decided on this red rose bud. This is a ‘Mister Lincoln’ hybrid tea rose. There were several other red roses blooming but this picture came out the best. It was lunch and the shadows were a bit harsh at midday. ‘Mr. Lincoln’ was introduced in 1965 and was an All-American Rose Selection for that year. It really is a nice rose to grow; it is pretty much a classic now. It has a strong fragrance and a petal count of 35. I have been treating Ruby Tuesday as kind of an assignment and I am glad it made me pick up my camera today. ‘Mr. Lincoln’ has been posted on this blog before.
Dahlia 'Marie Schnugg'
This was a new one on me. It certainly was an unusual flower. The color was great and once you get over the novelty effect it is quite nicely proportioned. We are going to try and go to the Long Island Dahlia Show this weekend; it is at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. I actually stumbled on it several years ago and it had quite an impact. I love going to flower exhibitions. The flower shows in the spring are okay but they are commercial in nature. The judging and all the different gardeners getting together really can be fun. I am looking forward to it.
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