The Glory Has Departed


Norma Boeckler, Artist in Residence

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Today's Rose Delivery - For the Future Bride and Groom

 Falling in Love is bi-colorand fragrant.
When you combine Moonstone with Marilyn Monroe how can you help but create a star? We guarantee you'll "fall in love" with these full, shapely blooms of exhibition form. The pure pink color softens to white on the outer petals and on the reverse to give the flowers a surreal glow. The strong rose and fruit fragrance is downright heavenly. The upright plants stay tidy and compact. Just right for tucking right up front in the flower border. Large dark green foliage clothes long stems perfect for cutting. Flower Size: 5-7". Fragrance: Strong rose and fruit. Hybridizer: Carruth, 2007.


First I photographed two Falling in Love roses for a couple at the Evangelical college nearby. They were both in my classes.

I thought that was rather cold to send photos of roses, so I decided to deliver them to the future bride, who was away on choir tour. It's a good thing I checked or withering roses might have greeted her.

I looked over Falling in Love, a row of roses in our main rose garden. Several were looking good for a Monday bloom, but I boosted the chances with buckets of stored rainwater plus a general watering. I have learned that a direct water for each rose is very important.

Today two Falling in Love roses were perfect for the vase, and a rare Bride's Dream was exceptional. Bride's Dream ended up in the circle around the maple tree, so it gets more shade and competes for water. Still, the rose has great blooms every so often.

Falling in Love is pink with a white back, while Bride's Dream is the same pink all over.

California Dreamin' is like Double Delight in coloring, with pink and yellow coloring.


 Bride's Dream
This rose should really be called an exhibitors' dream. The pale, satiny pink blooms start out with a long, slender bud that opens slowly into a perfectly spiral dream. The plants bear medium green foliage with a noticeable grayish sheen and at least reasonable disease resistance. It's quite a tall grower but is easily kept in check by harvesting the armloads of cut flowers it will produce. A sweet fragrance and winter hardy. Flower Size: 5-7". Fragrance: Medium. Hybridizer: Kordes, 1984.

California Dreamin'
The original Princess de Monaco rose introduced in 1984 still remains a favorite of many rosarians, epitomizing the beauty, elegance and radiance of its namesake. This new Meilland introduction captures all the great qualities of the original 'Princess', but is enhanced with strong citrus fragrance, even better flower form and more tolerance to common rose diseases. Why the name 'California Dreamin'? Simply because the exceptional rose climates of California and the dry West enhances every one of its fine qualities making it truly a 'dream' rose. Flower Size: 4-6". Fragrance: Strong citrus. Hybridizer: Meilland, 2009.