greentapestry : In A Vase On Monday ~ First Frost

Monday, 28 October 2019

In A Vase On Monday ~ First Frost

One solitary bloom in this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'. The final flower of the year from rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta', which was cut last night to save it from the jaws of the first predicted frost this autumn. She is a new to me rose arriving as a bare root plant last November so still settling in. The skeletonised leaf which was already on the wall seemed to pick up on her colours. Crown Princess Margareta was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and was an accomplished landscape gardener and artist.

I also rescued a few unopened buds from the rose 'Luisa's Daughter', a gift from my sister and a rose which my sister had named in memory of our mum. This rose opened its first flowers in early May and was still hanging on in there last week. That first frost did indeed materialise this morning and another is forecast for tomorrow so I'm glad that I gathered these flowers and bought them into the sanctuary of the house when I did.

With thanks as always to our lovely hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden'.


  1. What a magnificent glowing golden colour!

  2. It's a gorgeous rose, Anna. I'm sorry to hear about the frost. Frost is a foreign concept here but I imagine it as a heavy curtain falling on the garden stage without regard to the players standing below.

  3. Lovely colour, I guess that we have seen the last of our dahlias.

  4. Thank you for sharing oerfection, Anna -I have been away abd expect to return to numerous casualties

  5. These last roses of the season are real treasures. Thanks for added bit about the real Princess.

  6. I visited your post and commented whilst on the train coming back from my Mum's, so apologies for the lack of 'perfection' in my response. I also missed reading about CPM's background, something I didn't know - thanks, Anna.


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