A small garden in the English style, set in the wilds of the northern Sonora Desert...
Un moment de pure douceur pour contempler cette rose au teint si particulier. Belle journée
The color of this rose gives her such a special charm - and the fragrance, which is superb... She is somewhat tempermental, but a grand rose nevertheless! Wishing you wonderful day :)
What a gorgeous rose. Great photos.
Thank you so much, WW! This rose has been in for about a year now and bloomed fairly well, but I'm still surprised every time I see how beautiful these bloom can be...
I love these images, Amy - so atmospheric!
Thank you, Ann! It was one of those half-hours or so of perfect lighting... and I had the camera handy :)
Sterling Silver has a blue look to it in your great pictures, which is rare in a rose.
I believe Sterling Silver was the first commercially viable "lavender" rose, Brian. As such, part of the search for a truly blue rose... The tones have a wonderful underlay of blue and silver, plus the more usual soft pink hue.
So pretty. There was one here when I moved in but, sadly, it didn't survive. I've heard they can be touchy but yours looks vigorous.
Honestly I've been amazed at how well this one has done, Kris! The one I grew in the Midwest didn't survive very long either. The more I check, the more I find that SS does have a reputation as a weak grower and for susceptibility to blackspot, etc. I think the desert air has kept the fungal diseases at bay, and the mild winter has given it a chance to grow without setback. I guess it would stand a good chance in coastal CA but would probably still require a lot of TLC - including spraying - because of the (relatively!) higher humidity.