Quatre Saisons Blanc Mousseux
I love old roses for their flowers, fragrance and form, but there is a type of rose that is maybe even more beautiful without flowers and that is the moss rose. In this time of year the mossy beards are hard to resist and their resinous fragrance is irresistible, especially in spring, when there are few flowers to smell. In a few weeks the delicate flowers will appear, making a spectacular combination of scent, flowers and looks! Who can resist these roses?
Last weekend I was taking pictures of the roses; it is still to cold for the time of year and it’s taking the roses a long time to start flowering. In some roses the buds are starting to look promising, but the waiting for the first flowers to appear is difficult. By taking pictures of the flower buds I discovered that there are many shades of green (and red) in the new growth. Also the sepals of some flower buds are truly beautiful to see, such as the long sepals of the Agatha rose.