Blue Roses

    I have heard people say they want a blue rose. How many do you think really want a blue rose? Count me out. I am a traditionalist. I want a red Hybrid Tea and a pink or white Old Garden Rose. I'm not a fan of blue rose if there is such a … Continue reading Blue Roses

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Red-Rose Tree

A poem by Robert Browning (1812-1889) dedicated to women and roses.   The dream of a red-rose tree. And which of its roses three Is the dearest rose to me? Round and round, like a dance of snow In a dazzling drift, as its guardians, go Floating the women faded for ages, Sculptured in stone, … Continue reading Red-Rose Tree

October Garden by Christina Rossetti

October Garden By Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)   In my Autumn garden I was fain To mourn among my scattered roses, Alas for that last rosebud that uncloses To Autumn’s languid sun and rain When all the world is on the wane! Which has not felt the sweet constraint of June, Nor heard the nightingale in … Continue reading October Garden by Christina Rossetti