Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What Color is Your Rose?

When Kaefer and I heard that "Downton Abbey" has inspired a series of new roses, starting with "Anna's Promise", we were determined to get one (and we did - it resides now in the big planting box at my clothesline). However, before we went to our local nursery to get it, we thought about what the roses of the other female characters in this beloved TV series would look like.


Mary would be a rich, dark red with lots of thorns; Edith a soft orange. If there would be a blue rose, it belonged to Sybil. Cora's rose is white with a bit of a yellow shade. The Dowager? Purple, of course. Daisy would be a very soft yellow climbing rose whereas Mrs. Patmore would be an orange rambler! Mrs. Hughes' rose is soft pink with a few shades of red. Isobel probably would be a darker shade of pink. And Baxter's rose would be white as well with a soft red edge.

Then we thought what color our own rose would be. Mine would be orange with shades of soft pink and Kaefer's would be orange as well with specks of red. My daughter...


What about you? What color is your rose?


13 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Definitely pink although today I ordered a new/old rose, Marie Von Houte and it is bi-colored, but oh so pretty!

Strand Sigi said...

Da habt ihr euch eine wunderschöne Rose gegönnt :) Ist es eine Kletterrose? Falls ja, bin ich mal gespannt, wann sie an der Wäscheleine ist :))
Liebe Grüße
Sigi

Jeanne said...

Love your shots and think you are spot on about the colors of the other Downton Characters.

Linda Kay said...

Since I'm in Texas, I guess I need a yellow rose. What a great way to identify roses with the characters on Downton Abbey.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Isch liiiiiieeeebe Rosen :D
Wunderschöne Exemplare habt ihr dort!

Liebe Grüße
Tinna ✐

Sally H said...

I am very lucky to have a rose with my name (not named after me, but still I love it!) I have two in my garden and they are pale peach with multi-headed long flowering blooms. The description on the label was a classic - 5 ft tall (spot on) 4 ft wide (cheeky!) and temperamental in damp summers!!!

John's Island said...

Hi Carola, Interesting personification with the beautiful roses. I will have to share this with my spouse who loves Downton Abbey. As to what color rose I would be ... well, I grew up in Texas, so yellow? ... no, that's not quite right ... I will have to give this some more thought. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

I love the colors you would use for each character. Gorgeous photos of your rose and the color is fabulous.

Gill - That British Woman said...

interesting, I would like a vibrant red rose as red is my favourite colour,

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TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous tones! i love white roses best. :)

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely photos! That's a fun way to think of roses!

Sally's comment made me smile (and laugh)! I'm not sure which rose would represent me best.

Gail said...

Beautiful roses

Debbie said...

this is a beautiful color, really extraordinary. i once had a rose bush that had white roses that grew with purple tips. it was called the princess diana, it did not do well...(no pun intended)!!