Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bolero Romantica Rose

The roses really never stopped blooming in San Antonio, but there was a short period of dormancy in Austin. All the bushes are now loaded with buds, but only Bolero had open blooms. Here are a couple I picked to bring into the house.

Bolero is one of the Romantica varieties, introduced in 2005 by the House of Meilland. In my garden, the flowers are white, with barely pink centers when they first open, turning a delicate shade of pink as they age. In photos I've seen of the Bolero rose grown in other gardens, the color is pure white. The intense fragrance is similar to that of the Apothecary Rose or rosewater.

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