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This weeks Theme is Antique
I grow a number of Antique roses. Many of them date back into the early 1800’s. Their perfume is heavenly and in fact these roses are/were used to make perfume.
The rose that I chose to show you today is called Compte de Chambord. It looks like a more modern rose when it first opens, but then it divides and quarters – as shown in the last picture. That’s a classic feature of a true antique rose.
This rose puts out most of it’s scent in the early morning. My neighbors can actually smell it when they step into their yards.
Now, I haven’t been working lately because of my illness, but when I was working in the ER department I’d work a night shift each week, and in the summer time I’d often visit my garden in the early morning to wind down. I was always drawn to that rose just by it’s scent. It’s heavenly.