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Friday, February 25, 2011

Floral Friday

Another of my favourite roses is the Mary Rose.  It also grows at the side of the steps up to my house and has a delicious fragrance.  The cultivation notes described it thus...
The delicious fragrance is of Old Rose character, with a hint of honey and almond blossom.
It was named after Henry VIII’s flagship when it was recovered from the Solent after more than four hundred years.  I watched a very interesting documentary about the raising and restoration of the Mary Rose around the time I purchased my rose and this story just added to my delight in this purchase.

I know my flower this week is a pink rose but I do love this song by Robert Burns.  It was sung to me when I was a small child, possibly because melodie is in the second line.
"My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose" is a 1794  song in Scots  by Robert Burns based on traditional sources. The song is also referred to by the title My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose or Red, Red Rose and is often published as a poem.

O my Luve's like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve's like the melodie

That’s sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

So deep in luve am I:

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:

I will luve thee still, my dear,

While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve

And fare thee weel, a while!

And I will come again, my Luve,

Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
Thanks again to Bronwyn at Korrumburra Quilting for Floral Friday.  Click HERE to visit her blog


  1. I love that poem - specially as its got a Scottish accent ?? :)

  2. Thanks Melody. Isn't she just gorgeous! I really should get a Mary Rose. She's on my list for the next lot of rose shopping I do. I love the poem too.

  3. You have the most beautiful flowers in your garden , I can only dream of such things at the moment ;-)

  4. oh I love Mary too.......never have that many flowers at once but you sure can smell her gorgeous fragrance when she is in bloom

  5. What gorgeous flowers - how I wish I could smell them too!

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  7. a beautiful rose. Very sweet poem.



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