|illuminated manuscript of Roman de la Rose: note red roses in border; red and white roses were de rigueur in the medieval garden|
More from Wikipedia: "The etymology of the color name rose is the same as that of the name of the rose flower. The name originates from Latin rosa, borrowed through Oscan from colonial Greek in southern Italy: rhodon (Aeolic form: wrodon), from Aramaic wurrdā, from Assyrian wurtinnu, from Old Iranian *warda (cf. Avestan warda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr)."
At Le Ripe we have mostly pale pink, white and some yellow/pale apricot roses. There is also a raspberry-pink intruder which may be relegated to a far corner of the orchard one day.
|This is a David Austin, may be 'Shepherdess': pale apricot pink, wonderful fragrance|
|our beloved Nahema|
|lovely Mermaid rose of the single flower: only a few blooms appear at a time, but summer-long|
|starting off pinkish, this in fact a white climbing rose, very prolific|
|New Dawn, a pretty climber|
|the raspberry pink moss rose intruder; its saving grace: fragrance!|