Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Confederate Rose

It's a native of China but is called the Confederate Rose in the southern U.S.
 The large, double blossoms open white but gradually change to pink 
and almost blood red before dying. They were grown in English gardens
 in the 1600s and planted in the South during Reconstruction because 
they were easy to root and grow during hard economic times. 
They bloom in early autumn.


2 comments:

Navigating Northward said...

Beautiful.

Jack said...

Compliments on this fine image. I like the way the light works with the rose bloom and foliage, and I like the bokeh for the background.