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Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is currently underway in England. It marks the 60th year of Elizabeth serving as Queen of England. Pretty impressive.

The Queen always looks great. She wears wonderful clothes in colors that always suit her, along with fabulous and beautiful hats. Her knack for being stylist is evident from a young age. (Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is already following in her footsteps in this regard.) Just look at these photos of Queen Elizabeth to see her stylish self at this link to the 2012 Diamond Jubilee site. (I’m not sure how long it will remain online.) I enjoyed reading the Queen’s special Diamond Jubilee message.

And here are photos of the rose created for her:

These photos were taken at the Lake Harriet Rose Gardens in Minneapolis. Here’s more information on this popular, award-winning rose:

Parentage: Charlotte Armstrong x Floradora
Fragrance: Mild
ARS Color: Medium Pink
Bloom Size: Large
Awards: Portland Gold Medal 1954, National Rose Society President’s International Trophy 1955, AARS Winner 1955, American Rose Society Gold Medal 1957, Golden Rose Of The Hague 1968, World’s Favorite Rose 1979

Queen Elizabeth Grandiflora Rose History

How does your (royal) garden grow?

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Metal Red Roses for the Garden

What’s not to love about these? Divinely eclectic. I’ll take two, please!

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This garden caught my eye as I walked down a street in Hopkins. It offers the perfect blend of flowers, shrubs, chairs, lawn, and the charming, white picket fence. The array of plants with their numerous colors and shapes are a sight to admire. Everything looked healthy and well-tended. It was clear that the owner put time, energy and love into this space.

Plantings are located both inside and outside the fencing.
The curb appeal is greatly enhance by this garden.

Roses on arbor

Cluster of Roses

These bright roses were in abundance along the fence and the arbor.

Pink Roses

These pink roses peek out from around other greenery in the garden.

Blooming beauty all along the fence.

(I used my cell phone camera so the photos in this post aren’t the best.)

Windowbox

The window boxes extend the garden to the exterior of the home.

The trimmed shrubbery next to the house
bring an architectural aspect to the garden.
Note the exposed branches on the underside of the shrubs.

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