Sunday, June 20, 2010

Roses of Every Hue


I blogged about the plethora of pink roses in The Cranford Rose Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Pink Saturday, on this post", and now I'd like to show you some of the other beautiful hues of roses that I saw there for Mary's "Mosaic Monday" event going on over at her Little Red House blog. 

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The Cranford Rose Garden had riotous red roses in every shade and shape...

.......and the palest of peach and the yummiest of yellow roses......


...but my favorite color was the luscious lavender colored roses ...they looked so delicate and rare!

What is you favorite rose color?



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54 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Pat- These are beautiful roses!!! I love the lavender ones in the last mosaic the best. Geez, I need a tutorial in mosaics. I am a newbie, that's for sure. What program do you use? That last one is amazing.
hugs, Sue

Snap said...

Oh, my! What a wonderful place The Cranford Rose Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is. What beautiful roses! Have a wonderful week!

mbkatc230 said...

Pat, these are beautiful! Naturally, living in Texas, I'm partial to yellow roses :) But that beautiful pale lavender is gorgeous. My favorite photo, though, is the bottom right in the second mosaic, you caught a ladybug! Kathy

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous roses! The pinks are my favorites but they are all beautiful.

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, my goodness! These roses are so beautiful! It would be very hard to pick a favorite. Right now I wish my puter was a smellaputer! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Wish I could smell those roses...they are just stunning!!
♥, Susan

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sue, I use Google Picasa to make all my mosaics. It is a easy program to use..I just play around with it and try different combinations.

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Love the roses! I just bought a pink Climbing America. I hope it looks gorgeous- your photos certainly do, Pat!
Cynthia (Puerto Rico)

BailiwickStudio said...

Beautiful! My favorite is the one at the bottom of your post. And I recently found a gorgeous pink & white rose that I don't know the name of - I hope I can find it again. ::Jill

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So many gorgeous roses. Must have been heavenly.

podso said...

Beautiful roses. i love the last one the best I think. I went to Columbia U.--school of nursing. 168th and Broadway.

merrilymarylee said...

Beautiful! I saw a beautiful rose garden in Fort Worth where all the roses were the same color. When I began my own, I'd planned to copy that one, but realized I couldn't choose a favorite color. I love them all.

My one rule is that I must have some scented ones in it. Ahhhhhhh.

lovely pictures!

Lori E said...

How would one pick a favorite? Mine would change every day. A rose is such a perfect flower.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like our Roses (at least some of them do).... I love ROSES of all colors... My favorites are the reds and yellows... My hubby loves the pinks... I also love all of the multi-colored ones (like in your last picture). And I love the fragrant ones...

Beautiful collection, Pat...
Hugs,
Betsy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, those are glorious, Pat! I think my favorite color rose is pink. Pale pink. Like a ballet slipper. And I like blush roses, too.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dishesdone said...

They're all gorgeous! I love the lavender, but also that last one of pink and yellow!

Lana G! said...

Oh my how beautiful! I like that last one!

Regina said...

Wow such a delight coming here.
Love all these.
So beautiful and wonderful as always.
A lovely week ahead Pat dearest.
Regards.
" Regina "

Karena said...

Gorgeous Pat!! I love the lavender and the buttery yellow as well.... Roses are so wonderful!

Karena
Art by Karena

Ebie said...

Pat! there are so many colors to choose from,bu my favorite is the peachy pink.

I could imagine the scent around the rose garden!

Have a great week!

3sisters365 said...

I would love to grow roses like all of these beauties! They are exquisite. My favourite colour? Any shade of pink!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

Jackie said...

Morning Pat

Your mosaics are beautiful as are the roses. I love any that have a great perfume. Jackie in UK.

Old Kitty said...

So so so so so lovely!! Beautiful closeups of perfect roses of all shades, shapes and showiness!!!

Thank you!

My favourite rose colour - classic red. :-)

Take care
x

GrandmaK said...

Oh so very lovely!! My particular favorite is the Peace Rose! But roses in any shade or color are grand! Cathy

Tracy said...

Just BREATH TAKING, Pat...*swoon*... These rose mosaics are dazzling. I just love roses of all kinds. But I tend to prefer those of a tender pink shades. ;o) We currently have two climbing roses. They were hit bad by frost earlier this year, but are pulling through--the one may bloom for us yet! Happy Week ((HUGS))

Melanie said...

I have a fav rose La Reine Des Violettes. It is an old one but the scent and colour are amazing. You have the bright pink buds then a paler pink bloom, and as the flowers fade they stay on the bush turning lilac coloured, so you get a whole mix of colour all at once.

Marilyn said...

OMGoodness Pat....You find the most beautiful areas to photograph!! My fav roses are the heirloom kind that are very fragrant!! I go more for the aroma than the looks!!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love the yellow and salmon ones, and my favorite roses are actually tea roses, I think, they are the yellow tipped with red, kind of like your bottom pic. So gorgeous! Thank you for stopping by LBD and following! XO!

Gracie said...

The last one is my favoutire, what beautiful shades of colors...thanks for sharing.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I am imagining I am there amid that bounty of beautiful roses. And I can pick any bouquet of roses I want. Wouldn't it be great? I'd pick that yellow rose tinged with red but honestly, any of the other beauties you posted would make my day too.

CatHerder said...

BEAUTIFUL! Can you believe with ALL of the flowers and plants we have on the property, the only roses i have are wild ones...they dont bloom too long but they sure are pretty

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! I love them all except Orange...I don't like orange except on Halloween!

Vee said...

The last one is exquisite. I found my favorite color where I found the lady bug. ;> Beautiful photos and mosaics, Pat!

Sea Witch said...

My dad would have loved this posting. He adored roses and we have over 200 varities around our home in New Jersey. He spent years trying to perfect the pure white rose but there was always a light streak of lavender at the base petals. I also like the lavender ones best and dad had several varities. Sea Witch

Riet said...

Those roses are beautiful Pat. All the beautiful colours, but I don't think I ever saw lavender ones. So Beautiful. Great mosaics.

Grace said...

What gorgeous gorgeous flowers. The lavender ones are so perfect and beautiful. I love how you set up mosaics I did once and now my blogger doesn't work properly. LOL! I am with Sue you should do a tutorial so we can have pretyy blog posts also! lol Hugs Grace

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty lavender rose! I usually go straight to the darkest, deepest RED! Beautiful mosaic! ♥

Creative Carmelina said...

a rose by any other name, or colour...would be as sweet!

i love them all...
but i'd say that whites and pinks are my favourites!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Just a little something from Judy said...

I wanted to stay on your blog all day and just keep looking at the beauty you shared. The roses themselves are exceptional, but how you photographed them is even more beautiful! My favorite(as difficult as it is to choose), is the first pink one. Thank you for sharing the gardens with us.

Catherine said...

My favorite rose color is pink. Now if I could only find a rose today that SMELLS like a rose!

Great pictures as always.

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous mosaics filled with roses!
My favorite color is pink roses the pale pinks.I have the peace and love rose I think it's your last image!
Lots and lots of roses..that's what I love!
Too bad the computer image was not scratch n sniff!!

Claudia said...

I could while-away-many-a-day in rose gardens.The colors and scents are the sweetest of smiles. The photos truly enchant, Pat - and I feel bad choosing. Somehow, I feel it would negate the others and they would feel bad!

Donna said...

Oh so many roses, Pat, they are beautiful!! I would have to say my favorite color rose would be a salmon color.

Hugs,
Donna

Oliag said...

These are just stunning mosaics Pat! What incredible rose photos you have taken!...My favorite rose color?...soft pink...

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! I posted about my roses today on my blog, but my pictures look pitiful, compared to yours. My favorite rose color is pink. I always so enjoy your gorgeous pictures. You are a very talented photographer. Love & blessings from NC!

The Muse said...

Breathtaking!

La Petite Gallery said...

My favorite rose is the pale flesh
color I think it's called Oceania.
The second is the talisman.

Mary Ann said...

These rose mosaics are gorgeous. We just planted knockout roses down an ugly fence and I also planted a Hot Chocolate rose. Can't wait to see it bloom, it's supposed to have brown overtones. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so jealous of you. I have only been to NY once but my dream is to go again and stay longer.

Le Crunchy Mama said...

I LOVE roses but my favorite is also the lavender ones.

nanny said...

how could you choose a favorite from those beautiful pictures....my mother's favorite was tropicana...and beautiful it is

Mary said...

Omigosh how beautiful!!! I've always been a sucker for the pink and lavender ones, but those yellows are so beautiful, too! :)

mrs. c said...

Pat,
I am a fan of the lavender rose as well, I think it is because it is so unusual. Those roses are amazing. We once had hundreds of rose bushes in one of our city parks, but funds ran low and they "went away". So sad!

My name is PJ. said...

GorGEEous!

My favorite is the last one - by far! I also like white roses.

Beverly said...

Oh, Pat. Thank you for telling me about this post. I am speechless at the beauty.

And, your mosaics are gorgeous. What program are you using to make them?

Work has me crazy busy...