Friday, May 27, 2011

Flowers From Our Yard: About Face Rose



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

About Face is one of our favorite roses. It is prolific and the color is beautiful. The most interesting thing about this rose -- the reason for its name -- is that the darker color is on the outer side of the petal while the lighter color is on the inner side. Most roses are the opposite.

31 comments:

Leovi said...

Nice and smooth tones and excellent texture. A beautiful flower.

rainfield61 said...

Every lady must like this rose very much.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful rose--they can be just "perfect" sometimes. Love the bridge and reflection--great. Mickie :)

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KathyA said...

Lovely and interesting shading! What kind of fragrance does this rose have?

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Rose, George. I think I will look for it as I am going to the nursery today. MB

imac said...

George, its a beauty.

Ryan said...

Beautiful, I'm just curious but does the white rose grow there. The national flower of Jacobite Scotland.

Happyone : ) said...

She is a beauty!!

Sandra said...

i wondered about the name, makes good sense, i did not know that about the rose colors, good info here.thanks

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is gorgeous.

Ginny said...

Fascinating!! I thought it looked rather antiqued somehow, maybe this is why.

A Lady's Life said...

Yes you are right. How did that happen?
Its beautiful as usual:)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love the flowers of your yard.

that is soo beautiful, lovely colour.

have a great weekend!

Janie said...

The color pattern is interesting an unusual. All of your roses look so perfect, George.

Mildred said...

I love this color combo. Just so pretty.

EG Wow said...

I'm especially fond of orange blossoms. I think they look fabulous in just about anyone's gardens - all orange or mixed with other colours. :)

Carletta said...

Lovely George!
That black background is perfect. It makes the rose really stand out.

Pam said...

What a beauty.. you grow the most amazing roses, George. They are all so different in color contrast.

Enjoy your weekend, be Well and Happy
Pam

troutbirder said...

A beauty alright, George. I miss not being able to grow roses in our new location but trading in all my giant oak trees for a few roses just wasn't doable.... :)

Life Ramblings said...

the rose is gorgeous and i could almost smell it from here.

teca said...

A wonderful shade of pink!
Good Sunday,sir.
Warm hug.

Cheryl said...

Its beautiful!

Ann said...

Do you trim off some buds to get perfect roses?

Tiago Braga said...

very softs and clean!
lots of glamour in this phot!
very god job
Big Hug :D

Stephany said...

Such a gorgeous color on your rose! No wonder it's one of your favorites. Great shot, George!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rich colors!

Lynda said...

I did not realize that about the colors of the rose. Thanks for the education.

The Retired One said...

Wonderful photo of a delicate rose with a fantastic color!

Indrani said...

My balcony is too small to grow a rose, but I think I will attempt growing one.

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