Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rose of the Week: Alec's Red

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Red roses are the traditional symbols for love and romance, so I think it’s appropriate that we have several varieties of red roses in our yard.  This beauty is named Alec’s Red.  I don’t know for sure who Alec is (or was), but I think he may have been the hybridizer who developed this rose.  All we know for sure is that this is a beautiful addition to our rose garden.

25 comments:

Ms. A said...

Gorgeous!

LV said...

Your have the best roses ever. At least, you have names for them. I never what mine were called, just enjoyed them. This is another outstanding one.

Betsy Adams said...

So gorgeous... I'm going to miss our roses this winter --but will look forward to seeing them in Spring!!!!!!

Love,
Wifey

EG CameraGirl said...

It sure is a beauty, George! Your gardens must be gorgeous!

Ginny said...

I love the roses with rain drops on them! And this has so many more layers still to open!?

L. D. said...

It is a real beauty. Great photo of the red.

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a very pretty flower.

Rajesh said...

Very pretty rose.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

reminds me of the color of my senior prom dress. it might be the computer screen. but it looks very pinkish red??! loved that dress. ( :

gorgeous rose!! so pretty!

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture and absolutely an added glory to garden!

Indrani said...

Lovely deep red color.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a vibrant red! Love it!

Happyone said...

Sure is beautiful.

Ela said...

I'd like to have such beautiful roses in my garden ! Lovely photo !
Greetings

Lrong Lim said...

Hi George, good morning from Japan... I admire the variety of roses you have in your garden... must be such a lovely sight, to sit in your garden and just gaze at them...

Team G Square said...

Wow, your collection is simply wonderful. Your picture is just amazing.

Marie said...

It is indeed VERY beautiful George. A perfect red rose!

Craver Vii said...

I don't know who Alec was either, but I'll guess that he was smart! (smart Alec--heh heh)

Wow, those red hues are so intense, they're off the charts!

Haddock said...

That is really a bright red colour.

Amelia said...

Hi George, this beautiful red rose is very impressive. I'm sure it smell really nice too.

Have a great week ahead,regards.

A Lady's Life said...

It sure is nice to look outside and see so much color and love.

diane b said...

The petals crammed inside are amazing. Another beautiful specimen.

Janie said...

What a beauty, George. You are a romantic soul. I think that's why Betsy loves you so much.

troutbirder said...

Lovely rose indeed. I particularly enjoyed your photo tour of Hong Kong thru the old slides. It certainly was timely given the demonstrations there lately....

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful "Rose"

thanks