Would they…or wouldn’t they? Roses, an always anticipated category in the Newport Flower Show, can keep us on pins and needles awaiting their bloom time. But they burst forth with gusto this year, right before the Show! So to celebrate this summer favorite, I’m sharing some images from Parterre’s garden and the arrangements that they inspire in a range of favorite vases; designing with roses truly brings me as much pleasure as seeing them in bloom. The image above illustrates how the shades of peach and pink serve to compliment the marble mantle.
These ‘Tiffany’ beauties have the added distinction of accenting the hand painted de Gournay wallpaper in the guest room.
In the back courtyard, encircling a weeping beech, the rose chain with ‘Crown Princess Margaretha’ is a picture-worthy view in June.
David Austin’s ‘Falstaff’ blooms floriferously all summer.
The first rose that I ever fell in love with! ‘Abraham Darby’ has the most appealing scent of all the roses at Parterre…and the added bonus of having a high petal count.
Climber ‘Eden’ (or ‘Pierre de Ronsard,’ if you’re a romantic) decorates both sides of the iron arch leading into our back courtyard. What a treat to drive under these blooms! And another treat is seeing the blue ribbon on her entry in the Newport Flower Show.
New this year — I’m sharing my favorite rose entries in the Newport Flower Show.