18 May 2014

Florets - Floral Quote - # 64 - by Rachel de Thame

" Everyone has their desert island plants - the ones they can't imagine gardening without - and mine would have to be roses. Few plants offer such beautiful flowers, over such a long period, with such breathtaking fragrance. the scent of the rose is renowned world wide and throughout history mankind has made strenuous efforts to capture its essence in expensive oils and exclusive perfumes. The range of fragrances is outstanding: myrrh, tea, old rose and musk are but a few of the evocative names used to describe them. Gardening is a multi-sensory experience, colour, texture, shape and form combining with scent in a complex series of layers to create a satisfying whole. Roses are valuable additions in many ways, but for me, no matter how beautiful it looks, a rose without perfume is never quite complete."

~ Rachel de Thame ~ 

[Rachel de Thame: British, gardener, author of three books, Gardner's World presenter and designer of the flowers for the Royal Barge at Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012.]
[Quote from: Rachel de Thame's Top 100 Star Plants.]
[Flowers: Three floating Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll' - which is one of Rachel's Top 100 Star Plants.]
[Vase: Big vintage bowl.]
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]

Have a Wonderful Floral Sunday!

See you next week!

xoxo Ingrid


iris said...

une très belle couleur rose
bien épanouie
et qui doit sentir très bon
bon dimanche
edith (iris) France

martinealison said...

Un plaisir absolu que d'admirer les fleurs de votre billet.
Gros bisous ♡

Tante Mali said...

Hi Ingrid,
always wonderful to be here!!!
All the best and sunny days

Lenas Trädgårdsrum said...

Underbara rosor och fint skrivet om dessa ljuvliga blommor :)
Kan bara hålla med om att inget slår Rosen!

Ha det Gott!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have not been a big fan of growing many roses with all the pests that attack them. However, this spring I won a David Austin rose which arrived last week and was planted. I'm hoping it (The Mayflower) will prove to be the plant that may change my mind.

Art and Sand said...

Whatever it is, I think it is a plate, the piece the roses are sitting on is lovely - as are your roses.

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