Wednesday, 16 January 2013

General Gallieni - a very dashing Frenchman!

How nice it is to join Vee
in her first

My friend Dawn has a huge
bush of this wonderful old
tea rose - General Gallieni
in her garden.
It has blooms continuously
from Spring through to Autumn.

I love how the blooms vary
from soft pink to rose
then apricot to deep red.

A mixed bowl with Iceberg
is lovely too.
The bowl sits on the hutch
between our kitchen and
dining room.
A good place for the 'General'
with the Eiffel Tower in
the background
he should feel at home!

Thank you Vee for hosting
another Note Card Party

I'm looking forward to
visiting as many of you
as I can.

to my new followers

Thank you to all my friends
for visiting my blog
I appreciate all your comments.

Take care and
be kind to one another



Elizabethd said...

What a beautiful rose. I have made a note of the name, for my new garden. Thanks Shane!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A gorgeous rose! I can almost smell them:@)

Sally said...

These are gorgeous photos Shane! So pretty. Hope you have a great day. ~Sally

Snap said...

General Gallieni - a very dashing Frenchman indeed! What a gorgeous rose! I hope it smells like a rose as I can imagine that it does!

solange said...

Beautiful tea roses.

Vee said...

Absolutely stunning rose! How lovely that your neighbor shares her bounty with you. I would certainly enjoy having such a set of note cards.

Pamela Gordon said...

Absolutely gorgeous roses! These photos would make beautiful notecards. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Pamela

Pamela Gordon said...

Absolutely gorgeous roses! These photos would make beautiful notecards. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Pamela

Sue said...

I agree,General Gallieni is very dashing, and Iceberg only adds to the the General's beauty, thank you for sharing.

Mrs.Rabe said...


I love David Austen catalog came this week!

Thank you for sharing!


Rustic Vintage Country said...

Delicious blooms and the colours are just scrummy! x

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers! That is such a nice color. And these images would make terrific note cards.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

The only thing missing from your lovely pictures is the rose's fragrance! Oh wait...when I look at them longer I do believe I am smelling them after all.

(Counting on the technical people to one day make photo fragrance real... For flower photos, baby heads and puppy breath for sure!)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Roses always make for a lovely note card!
Hugs to you,

Dagmar said...

Hello Shane,
Such a wonderful bouquet of flowers, you can smell them all the way to AZ!
Thanks so much for all your thoughtful and loving comments.I am always truly touched to see this
amazing tribute from my blogging friends❤

Tammy said...

Those blooms are so beautiful in all there many colors. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

ellen b said...

Such beautiful shots of these roses. Just lovely!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Shane
I do hope you are starting to feel better than you were!
That rose is so beautiful - it has so many shades of pink and apricot in it.
A sheer delight and hope it is filling your house with a gorgeous fragrance as well as beauty!
Sending hugs and love,

Draffin Bears said...

Hello Shane,

Your roses are so beautiful and must make you really happy having them in the vase in your home.
Sorry to hear you had the flu and hope you are feeling better now.

Happy Thursday

Kati said...

Beautiful roses! The colors are so pretty!

carole brungar said...

I just love that rose! I usually love the David Austin ones, but this is lovely! xC

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Roses make the most beautiful cards. Your photos are so can almost smell the sweet scent!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your roses are absolutely stunning!

camp and cottage living said...

I salute the General for his beautiful roses! Do they smell good as well?
I guess it's summertime where you are-so lucky.

Annabelle said...

Roses here in UK seem to have lost out regarding fragrance - they look stunning but rarely smell. I have discovered many varieties in NZ (old fashioned and untampered with) this year and long for the old varieties. Hope yours smell divine too as there is nothing quite as wonderful as rose perfume.

Marilyn said...

I have not heard of the General, but it is a gorgeous rose indeed.

bj said...

Oh, my....these beautiful photos of beautiful flowers would make AWESOME note cards. If I received one, I would frame it. :)
Thanks so much for coming by and following...I am about to become your newest follower.
hugs, bj

~*~Patty S said...

such beauty
and you've captured it perfectly in your lovely photos dear Shane!

it will be awhile til we have roses here again in Virginia...we are happy to see the sun today as it had been hiding for too many days now

Happy Weekend to you and yours

Bella said...

Hi Shane,
Whatta gorgeous rose!!

Patty C. said...

Omgosh- gorgeous!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Gorgeous roses!!!

Faith said...

Oh the roses are beautiful...and the one is vintage...ever the more lovely..lots of eye candy here...:)


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