Floral Friday: Possibly a rose but any other name would look as sweet.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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32 Responses to Floral Friday: Possibly a rose but any other name would look as sweet.

  1. Stunning flower – I’ve never seen anything like it!

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  2. M-R says:

    Is this one of those scientifically stained roses then, Irene ?
    WEIRD …

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    These are stunning, I wonder what went into breeding them? Thanks for these lovely pictures.

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful colors!

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  5. Those lovely flowers of yours are the same colour as some pansies and petunias that I have in bloom in my garden at the moment.

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  6. I love the ketchup bottle in the third picture. 😀 No, seriously, these are gorgeous.

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  7. Sherri says:

    So beautiful 🙂

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  8. I’m no flower expert, but these don’t have carnation or rose leaves which have a very easy to identify appearance. Carnation leaves are are 2″ – 4″ long and very thin with several individual leaves growing directly along the basic flower stem. Rose leaves are ovate and serrated at the edges and usually grow in clusters of 3 – 5 from small twigs along the flower stem. The flowers in your bouquet have leaves like peonies, much bigger than carnations but not serrated. Peony flowers have a petal shape and arrangement similar to roses, with the corolla petals overlapping each other from the center where the pistils and stamens form. Do you remember the fragrance? Peonies have a heady fragrance, and often smell similar to roses. I think your flowers are a hybrid peony.
    I keep wishing one of your readers would identify these beauties for certain. If only so we can ask for them next spring by name. Peonies are my favorite flower of all – also, pikake, tuberose, crown flower, lily of the valley, gardenia, plumeria, hollyhock, orchid, trillium – OK, I love flowers!

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    • Wow Sharon. I am coming to you for all my flower questions. You have convinced me that they were neither roses or carnations and the scent really wasn’t able to be described as heady possibly more undetectable. But then roses have next to no smell either so perhaps the same can be said for peonies.
      Yes I was surprised no-one came forth with a name. Perhaps I wasn’t clear I really didn’t have a clue what they were. LOL 🙂 Glad you like flowers – they’re a bit of a pick me up for me.

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      • “Natural” roses that aren’t overly hybridized have a luxurious scent. The famous perfume Joy was based on the fragrance of roses. It’s hothouse roses, bred for large, sturdy blooms, abundant and dense petals, few thorns, endurance, and long stems, that have no scent. And since the flowers you photographed were likely also a hybrid, they would also be unlikely to have a scent. Natural peonies have a gorgeous scent.
        I guess I picked up more from my dad who loved all things nature than I realized.
        Think I’ll pick up a bouquet today to remember my dad. ❤
        I feel like I'm beating this one to death – sorry. You get the final word on your blog. *: )

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      • I’m just grateful to your Dad who instilled in you that love and that you have all this wonderful knowledge. I am soaking it up so don’t worry about the last word. You can have as many as you want.
        Enjoy your bouquet. 🙂

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