Friday, April 23, 2010

Garden Roses

I found these two varieties of garden roses at one of my wholesalers and had to share them with you! They had a display set up showing a few new rose varieties that they are offering. I love garden roses! They look like a cross between peonies and roses and most smell like heaven. All by themselves, with a little flowing greenery or berries, or  mixed with other garden flowers, they would be the perfect look for your country wedding. 
The light pink rose in the photo above has a wonderful old fashioned rose scent. It would look great with any color green, pale blue to darker shade of teal, dark pink or all on it's own! 

The rose below is so stunning! The photo definitely does not do this gorgeous flower justice. I wish I were getting married again as I would use this flower in everything! Bouquets, centerpieces, cake flowers, etc....etc.....
The color of tis beautiful "Darcy" rose isn't quite accurate in this photo. It's not a purple color but more a beautiful deep raspberry. What this beauty lacks in scent, certainly makes it up in the "WOW" factor! This rose would look fantastic with lime color green or darker jade green. For a flower mix using jewel tones, this would be stunning mixed with dark purple and royal blue. I held some gold satin ribbon up to it and it stood out beautifully against that too. 
Garden roses come in many other luscious colors as well! 
Yellows, (bright and pale), white, apricot, and  medium pink, 
among others.
So....have I tempted you?