Sunday, April 26, 2009

Today's Flowers




This beautiful rose was blooming in the garden of a friend I visited last week. The petals are multi-colored, thus the name "Joseph's Coat." I caught this one in fully opened form. The major down-side to this rose variety is that the stems, both main and small leaf-bearing, are thickly populated with very sharp thorns. I'd hate to be caught in a thicket of Joseph Coat roses. I understand that this variety is recommended for creating boundry line hedges.

For more information on this rose variety, you may click the link above.


Today's Flowers is a weekly Meme created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. and may be found here. Please visit to see others' lovely flower photos. If you have a flower photo of your own to share, please join us.

37 comments:

Grace and Bradley said...

We planted "Joseph's Coat" before in our garden. Yours was really in full bloom and very pretty. Beautiful lighting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful rose, Pat... Yes---those thorns can get you sometimes!!! Just ask George since he's the 'keeper' of our roses.

Love that name, Joseph's coat...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Beautiful photo! You take terrific shots!

Sandra said...

Indeed, beautiful rose!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah, so pretty and it is rose season isn't it. My favorite here is the Robin Hood Rose. It must have a zillion buds on it ready for display. Can't wait.

RuneE said...

Thorns or not - beautiful it was!

aino said...

What a colour. Very beautiful shot.

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful flower

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

ilanadavita said...

Your macro shot is awesome. Wonderful colors.

Naturegirl said...

LOve the light that comes through this lovely color! Roses thorns and all are my loves in the garden!

VALKYRIEN said...

You cannot loose with a lovely rose, with or without thorns! Beautiful photo - the lighting is gorgeous!

Tarolino said...

Very pretty rose and colouration as well as shape. Thorny roses are a bit of pain to trim down but with blooms like that one could take the inconvenience.

kayleen said...

Gorgeous rose, gorgeous photo. love the lighting.

Nebraska Birding

Ebie said...

Thorns or no thorns, the rose is so pretty. I love their smell, too.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

When 'Joesph's Coat' is on it is a stunning rose. The colors are fantastic. After a few years of taking care of a big rose garden I have many scars. We suit up to go in there now.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, it is a beauty....I looked at roses yesterday and wondered would I have better luck with one now.

DrowseyMonkey said...

Very beautiful photo! Love the colours, very unique.

Barbara said...

Great macro. Very pretty. Smiles B

Denise said...

A gorgeous rose and a great photo, the lighting is perfect. Thank you very much for sharing it with Today's Flowers. Thanks also for stopping by my blog. I was at a park today and much to my surprise came across the same bush and white flower I had in my garden so at long last I was able to identify it. It is called a Double European Bird Cherry (Prunus Padus CV Plena).

Hilary said...

Oh Pat, that's gorgeous. The colours are so vibrant. Lovely shot.

Leora said...

A great name for a rose. It does look like a special coat. Beautiful photo.

sunnymama said...

Absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous colour.

Jeannelle said...

What a bright mix of beautiful color! From here, I could care less about the thorns!

Paz said...

I love the name of this beautiful flower.

Paz

jinksy said...

Almost looks on fire...

mimi said...

so pretty bloom rose and great up close captured.

Dr.John said...

That is a beautiful rose.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That is a nice name for a Rose! We have roses here in our area but I really do not know much of their names. To me, a rose is a rose. But it's good to learn more especially their own identity just like people.

Tulip said...

beautiful close up picture of a rose. i love the color, so vibrant.

Melita said...

Hello Pat,
What a beautiful flower you got here-
one could almost use it as a bed for a Sunday afternoon nap !
I must have said this before but your "avatar" cat is gorgeous - what a wonderful face - dont know should I laught or cry !
What a look !

Patty said...

Beautiful flower even if the stems are prickly.

Ruminations said...

What a lovely color! This is one I'd enjoy in MY yard ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

nonizamboni said...

Nicely done. The name of this rose conjures up so many images. . .such a beautiful combo of colors too.
Happy Monday!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Pat

Wonderful your flowers!
TODAY'S FLOWERS thanks your participation!
Hope you have a nice week.
Luiz

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is one beautiful rose. I love roses

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Beautiful colors. I can see where it got its name.

Coca Cutie said...

Great shot and great colours!