Sunday, June 26, 2011
Incredible Roses at the Chicago Botanical Garden
I can recognize this rose from a quarter mile away. There is only one red rose like 'Champlain' from the Canadian Explorer series. The sun was pretty bright, and given its location and my desire to capture the impact of the billowing red rose skirting the tree, I have failed to capture the impact and beauty of this rose. I encourage anyone looking for a good red rose to try 'Champlain'.
As I mentioned, most of the roses were well-named and tags placed so I could get a decent picture and the label. I don't know which rose this is. I'm going to blame myself for not looking and photographing the name. I'd bet the name was right there at the time.
Cabbage Rose, an heirloom rose