Naming arose amazingly

This is Ark’s unidentified rose

This is a variety called ‘Maiden’s Blush’.






Ark(enaton) of A Tale Unfolds posted an attractive rose picture and confessed that he didn’t know the variety.  This comment string ensued:

colonialist says:

You petunia to the occasion just wouldn’t work, would it?
As for the variety, ‘maidenly blush’ would do pretty well.

Arkenaten says:

I shall not rise to the p(r)une

Maidenly Blush? Is it? You are the gardener and judge, so I shall bow to your expertise in such matters.

colonialist says:

*hastily* Whoah! I just invented it! (Wouldn’t it be funny if it actually is that or something like!)

Arkenaten says:

Well, hang around, you might get the chance to name a rose some day and Maiden’s Blush sounds pretty neat to my un- botanical mind.

I got curious and looked it up.  The Maiden’s Blush variety does exist, and looks pretty (haha) similar.  This rose seems to have all sorts of variations in tightness and shape of petals, so it probably is the same kind.  Between the two of us (with Ark’s variation from ‘maidenly’ to ‘maiden’s’) we nailed it!  I don’t think it was lurking in my memory. It just seemed to be an appropriate name. One of those synchronicity-type things.

© March 2017 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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14 Responses to Naming arose amazingly

  1. You have me all confused. Again!


  2. Lovely flowers and excellent conversation; all you need is wine and you’re dating 🙂


  3. As they say, everything’s coming up roses?


  4. What do you know of maiden’s blushes, Col? You sound like quite an expert. 😀


  5. Arkenaten says:

    Just got hold of Ems, as she is responsible for planting all the roses. My pic is of a Roberto Capucci. The one I thought this was turns out to be called a Double Delight.


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