Today, we've decided to venture out into our English country garden, to cut some of our favorite roses that are in bloom right now.
Ok. We'll admit it. It is the dead of Winter here, and the garden is in a very deep slumber. But here at Skylark Manor we have been craving the scent, the beauty, and the ambience that only the finest English rose can impart upon a space.
So the only alternative was to get in touch with our very special friends at David Austin Roses Limited.
They immediately suggested the cure for us, and it was the Floral Tapestry Bouquet.
From the look of the gorgeous photo on their web page, how could we resist?
The floral stems arrived securely in a container that protected them perfectly for their trip to our home.
We immediately placed the 15 stems in a vase (our own), after carefully trimming back the stems as directed and adding the plant food.
The arrangement was stunning to say the least, and was much more magnificent than we could've ever imagined. The intoxicating perfume that this fabulous bouquet gave off, actually made everyone in our home giddy with delight. Each day, as the roses open up their petals, was an even greater delight to behold.
The rose species that were included in our bouquet were Darcey, Juliet, and Phoebe. They were accompanied with some beautiful green foliage as well.
Darcey's scent is a light fruity tea. She is a crimson to raspberry-red beauty, not to be missed. Juliet is known for her large, full head and light, peachy color. Pheobe has a large full blooms, and pink petals that have a gorgeous translucence. She is truly spectacular!
Here are our pics of the arrival, and then the subsequent "unveiling" if you will, of the tender roses as they opened...