Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - R for Roses













Adelaide lays claim to being the Rose Capital of Australia
  • About 60% of the cut roses sold in the country are cultivated here
  • A rose festival is held biennially
  • There are numerous public rose gardens within the City and the metropolitan area and many private gardens feature roses
  • The Adelaide International Rose Garden located in the Botanic Gardens has extensive plantings
  • The National Rose Trial Garden of Australia, also in the Botanic Gardens, trials roses not yet commercially released to determine their suitability to our climatic conditions.

















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15 comments:

photowannabe said...

Beautiful roses..one of my favorite flowers. Didn't know that Adelaide was the rose capital.

Leslie: said...

One of my favourite flowers, especially the ones with strong scents. Great job for our R-day! :D

shutterhappenings said...

Roses aren't my favorite flowers, but I do love the yellow ones best.

My R posts are here and here. Happy midweek to you!

earthlingorgeous said...

Those are lovely roses you have! What a lovely rose garden! My mom killed all her rose plant because of a feng shui tip to her :P I miss her rose garden!

Earth

Liz said...

Beautiful roses. I choose roses for the scent. there's nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous rose and sticking your nose in to find - nothing!

Dragonstar said...

I love roses, but like Liz says, they must have a scent - just a small one will do!
Beautiful photos.

babooshka said...

These are a beaties. Lovely series of
blooms.

Thank you so much for adding my link to mr linky. It appears we on the Isle of Man can no longer sign into Mr linky on any neme, so I may have call it day if it persists. I always try to inculde a link to someone's blog in my skywatch post, and this week it will be your blog as a huge thank you. I hope you get a lot of traffic from it, you throrougly deserve it.

Dragonstar said...

I'm back again, as a member of the ABC Team, to thank you for your continued and valued participation.

alicesg said...

Oooo, so beautiful. I visited the rose garden in Melbourne, the roses are so huge and beautiful.

Sailor Girl said...

Nature really has the most beautiful masterpieces in the World!... Excellent choice!!!!

Aileni said...

The scent in these gardens should be mesmeric.

Donna said...

Beautiful!!!hughugs

antigoni said...

Great flowers and post!

Neva said...

ahhh. what beautiful roses....

alice said...

Roses for you, dead leaves for us, poor Europeans...I miss the blue!