Sunday, February 1, 2009

Today's Flowers # 25


Rose "Dainty Bess"

Family: Rosaceae Genus: Rosa Cultivar: Dainty Bess

Hybridized by Archer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1925


This photo was not taken during this week of ice and very cold weather, but during "rose season" this past summer. I've had this rose bush in my garden for almost 20 years. "Dainty Bess" is a Hybrid Tea Rose and is "single," in that it does not have multiple layers of petals. It has a faint but sweet perfume and is one of my favorites.

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16 comments:

Carolina said...

Yep, Dainty Bess is lovely! She used to live in our previous garden. Oh I wish it would be spring again *sigh*

Denise said...

Hi Pat, beautiful photo of a very exquisitve flower. I have never heard of Dainty Bess before but the name fits perfectly. Happy Sunday to you.

richies said...

What a beautiful flower, It makes me long for spring.

An Arkie's Musings

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Pat, George grows Hybrid Tea roses and we have over 33 different varieties in our yard. However, I've never seen this one. Quite unique!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE single roses like these. This one is beautiful.

Leora said...

And a lovely dainty rose it is! Thanks for the winter day perk up.

Rose said...

OOOOhhhh that is gorgeous!

BTW, congratulations on your award.

Darla said...

Very beautiful.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree, it is a perfect name for a dainty looking rose,

Gill in Canada

Skies said...

This is the first time I've seen a single rose. Thanks for sharing such wonderful flowers from your garden.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful photo!
Lovely flower...
Greetings from Portugal!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

You have captured the tender pink blush on the petals very well. Oh, for roses again. They will come, but not soon enough.

We moved this year and I may not be able to put in new roses this spring, so much to do. I hope I do, but the planting preparation is a lot since we have to dig up lawn to do it.

Napaboaniya said...

This is a beauty :)

Carletta said...

This is beautiful - so dainty and delicate looking!
Your photo of it is excellent!

happily retired gal said...

I love this delicate pink rose! I cut my bushes back last week and am missing my roses already. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Judy said...

she certainly is a dainy girl!!
i love the way the ruffling of the petals, and the stamens etc cast shadows, giving additional depth to your photo!
i have not see a single rose before, either
thanks for sharing!!