Friday 5 November 2010

General Gallieni - a very dashing french man!!

There's something about
a French man -
n'est-ce pas?
Meet one of my favourites
"General Gallieni"
who is a wonderful tea rose!

Quite the most handsome
don't you agree?!!
I love the colours of
soft pink to
rosy pink to
buff yellow
through to deep red
I decided to photograph him
in the French corner
of my living room
close to my collection
of Eiffle Towers
so he felt at home!

Just one bloom on its own is stunning
and three blooms are
tres magnifique!
This wonderful rose
produces beautiful blooms
from Spring through to Autumn.

General Gallieni
is a tea rose
bred by Nabonnand
in 1899.
Named after the French General
Joseph Gallieni
who served in the Franco Prussion war
and World War 1.
He was later
Governor of Madagascar.

I'm linking this post to
the following "blog parties"
"Show and Tell Friday" here
"Le Château des Fleurs" here
"A Place for Tea" here
"Miss Sew & So" here

Wishing all my friends a happy weekend
and thank you for visiting me,
I love your comments!!
Be kind to one another
Shane x


  1. Bonjour Shane~ my! you're getting very proficient with your French and I do love your handsome stylish General Gallieni.
    He even looks more handsome amongst company.
    Your little french corner with the eiffel tower
    is the perfect back-drop.
    have a lovely week-end & keep Safe

  2. A romantic gentleman indeed! Beautiful! Thank you for paying a visit to my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. The roses are beautiful indeed Shane. Do they smell like roses too ? Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Absolutely beautiful roses, oh my, I have never seen such a gorgeous colour!!! How truly wonderful to be able to grow these! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog, sure love to meet new friends!!
    Margaret B

  5. Hi Shane, thanks for stopping my side of the world and for your kind thoughts. Those roses certainly are beautiful. It's not easy to grow and maintain things here but I do the best I can and always try to get things I know will survive. We talk about moving but I just couldn't live without a balcony and these days, people seem to care more about indoor living space than outdoor lounging space. I don't get that at all. Hope you have a great weekend. :) tammy

  6. What beautiful roses! We visited New Zealand and it's definately on my "redo" list. It's a beathtakingly beautiful country!

  7. The General might be dashing but the roses have him beat hands down! Such exquisite colours.

  8. What beautiful rose and pictures! I am making a note of the name, thank you for sharing:)

  9. Beautiful roses... My favourite flower. Thank you so much for your kind words today. Do you get to France often to see your daughter? The hubby and I visited New Zealand. It truly is a beautiful country. You're very lucky to live there. We loved Waiheke and hope to go back there one day. Thank you so much for joining in with todays Friday Flower. I look forward to reading your blog. Lx

  10. Beautiful roses! We love them at our house, too, and your General is fantastic!

  11. Hi Shane,

    I adore your pretty French roses and such gorgeous colours. I wonder if it has a fragrance?
    Thanks for sharing your pretty rose with us.
    I hope that you are having a magnificent weekend, and that you are enjoying the lovely weather.


  12. Eh oui...très beau, ce monsieur!

  13. Hi Shane, You are correct. It is a very stunning rose. It reminds me of sherbet ice cream. *hugs*

  14. Hi Shane!
    I appreciate so much your gracious welcome to Blogville. You asked about by camera. It is just a point and shoot, purchased about 2 years ago; however is does have 10.1 megapixils.
    I'm looking forward to your future posts!

  15. Hi Shane!

    The gourds are actually plastic, but generally look realistic enough. That way I can get away with storing them. Wish I were smart enough to know how dry and preserve them. I looked at your "About Me' page at the blogs you follow and I'm there. It's "2805".

    Christmas at the beach sounds great to me.

    Hugs, Honey

  16. Oh my goodness that rose is spectacular. I used to be a floral designer and am in love with flowers. Does the General have a wonderful fragrance? Thank you.for sharing.

  17. your general is just lovely and I must say, I never saw a rose color that I didn't like, how could one not love a rose?? xo

  18. Oh Shane you got me all hot and bothered for a moment there - I thought you were going to show us some dream boat of a french man lol. But your rose is lovely.
    Very amusing post:)

  19. ooo what a dashing General and so colorful too ... beautiful pictures Shane ... tres tres bonne post :)

  20. ooo what a dashing General and so colorful too ... beautiful pictures Shane ... tres tres bonne post :)

  21. Thank you for leaving a comment about my daughters party, I am in love with the colours of your roses!!!

  22. OH i love roses ! Thank you for linking up and sharing !

  23. Now those are some gorgeous roses!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck!

  24. Hi Shane, What a grogeous rose, I love how the colors run together like a watercolor...

  25. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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