Rosa Peace (Gloria Dei)

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue May. 26, 2018 2787 views

Lately I work often at home. Sometimes is working in the home office a very bad idea, because the fridge is nearby. On the other hand I could work in this beautiful "fridge free" bureau, which I share with my best friend Christine. Last weekend (Pentecost) we met there and had a good time with coffee and cup cakes. Who need a fridge for cup cakes and coffee? When we left the bureau in the early evening, I had to photograph "our" gorgous rose right in front of our windows.

A couple of years ago the building was renovated and the architect told us about the plans for a new garden design. Both of us went amok in a blink of an eye and became very protective about this rose. It's an old rose. I bet this is a Rosa Peace which was named in the US on the day (29th April), when Berlin fell in 1945. The rose has an incredible fragrance and gigantic blossoms. The rose changes the color from almost red-orange buds to pink-yellow blossoms. The architect was surprised about the information and included it in the plans for the garden. During the renovation the bush was not in best shape, but this year it is on its best way to overgrow even Sleeping Beauty's castle. Btw, the bush is surrounded by many and very large lucky clovers.

I photographed my hand to illustrate the size of the blossoms - sorry, I couldn't photograph the fragrance!


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Jay Boggess 1 year, 3 months ago

#1spectacular blossoms.......wow!
Touching story to accompany these amazing blossoms.
Excellent camera work ,as always! Looks like the four-leaf clover's luck has prevailed to save this historic beauty!

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David Swatton 1 year, 3 months ago

Beautiful - it would have been a crime to take that away. Roses are my favourite summer flowers but our plants are nothing like as advanced. We had a very cold early spring so our growing season is about a month behind where it usually is.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes it would have been a loss. Huddled between the houses almost in the heart of Vienna it's"cosy"- at least for a rose. I think the rose is so healthy, because our bureau was once horse stable. Maybe its growing in the middle of horse***. grinning

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 3 months ago

It deserves to be protected- Kudos to you

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 3 months ago

An eye and nose catcher! grinning

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 3 months ago

What a beauty,these old roses are just the best. Royalty they are and I know their fragance is divine.Protect it with your life,if need some help,call me,we can make a human wall

1 year, 3 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 3 months ago

At the moment they are save and well. smile

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 3 months ago

These are gorgeous!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 3 months ago

Yes. they are! grinning

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