Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Vase: Silver and Glass

Monday Vase meme, Sterling Silver rose, lavender
The hybrid tea rose "Sterling Silver" is flush with blooms now.  There was a perfect one looking out at me from the top of the bush and another deep inside, demanding to be cut and displayed.  With Lavender "Blueberry Ruffles" still full of blooms as well, this became a quick monochrome combination.  With a delicious fragrance.
Monday Vase meme, sterling silver rose
The roses and lavender went into a small glass (one I have featured before) for a very simple effect.  
Monday Vase meme, rose, lavender
Last autumn I bought Sterling Silver on a whim.  The price was right, and I had enjoyed growing it once before.  It is proving invaluable for vase-making with its subtle colour and very elegant form.  I do still love the slender vase-shaped blooms which were the holy grail of mid-century rosedom.  And Sterling Silver's flowers have the slightest ruffle added to that form...  
Sterling Silver rose, Monday Vase meme
As ever, a big thank you to Cathy for hosting this meme, full of delightful contributions from gardeners everywhere!

Happy Monday!
Monday Vase meme, Sterling Silver rose

20 comments:

  1. So elegant ;-) R. Sterling Silver remains one of my favorite roses. I'm glad you've added it to your garden. Its flowers are so fragrant, and such a soft, unusual color. Best wishes, WG

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    1. There's nothing to replace R. Sterling Silver... This bush is proving more robust and floriferous than I expected too, which only makes it better :) Thank you, WG!

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  2. I am so looking forward to the roses blooming again in my garden Amy!! Sterling Silver is certainly a beautiful shape and colour - not a rose I have seen before. I love your simple but elegant arrangement.

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    1. I look forward to seeing your roses too, Julie, as I know they will be magnificent :) I had thought Sterling Silver was a bit better known, but I find less information is available than I expected. I do know that it was hybridized in 1957 and was one of the first commercially available lavender roses. It has a reputation as a slow starter, but it is a classic in its own right...!

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  3. Amy I am in love with that rose...what a magnificent color and perfect with the lavender.

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    1. It's in a class of its own, I think, Donna :) and just a shade bluer than my photos show. And the scent is superb!

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  4. There is something almost unreal about your beautiful rose, a combination of the colour and the apparent texture - but wonderfully so. Even one bloom would have been stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It's equally surreal in the garden, Cathy :) I did, in fact, think about using only the one bloom, but the second bloom actually needed to be cut, and then there was the lavender... I'm glad you enjoyed this vase as this one was very satisfying to put together!

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  5. ομορφες πινελιες για ομορφια στον χωρο!!!!!
    αγγελικη

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    1. Its beauty was so perfect...!! Thank you, Angela!! Have a lovely day :)

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  6. A very elegant flower, stylishly displayed, Amy!

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    1. These roses seem to display well whatever I try them with :) Thank you, Kris!

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  7. Stunning - such perfect roses (and what an amazing color). This arrangement looks like it came right out of the Victorian era. I love it.

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    1. Doesn't it have a lovely "vintage" look? The lavender tones give a wonderfully soft effect, I think. Thanks, Rebecca :)

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  8. What a romantic coloured rose, it should be displayed in some beautiful boudoir!

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    1. It would be perfect that way wouldn't it? Unfortunately, the boudoir is stacked with books and textile projects at present... ;)

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  9. Now that rose is a most subtle attractive colour. Does flower over a long period Amy? A most elegant arrangement.

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    1. Sterling Silver repeats throughout the growing season though it's not known for being particularly free-blooming. This bush is responding well to generous feeding at any rate. Thank you - so glad you like the arrangement!

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