Rose Pr0n: Charlotte Brownell

There are some Phailbin shenanigans that I’ll get to in my next post, but first, I wanted to post a couple of pictures of one of my roses.  It’s a hybrid tea that came with the house.  Why the previous owner planted so many hybrid teas is beyond me, since they generally don’t do all that well in this USDA zone.  The poor thing had a really rough summer, between the deer, black spot, and powdery mildew, but when it blooms, it’s a nice one — and I don’t even like yellow as a rule.  It has a classic rose fragrance, with no citrusy or vanilla notes.

Normally, I’ll plant OGRs or climbers, with an occasional shrub rose, all of which do fine here, but I inherited a bunch of hybrid teas that were planted way too close to the house.  Charlotte Brownell is one of them.  I’ll have to wait until next Spring to transplant them, but so be it.  In the meantime . . .

Woo-hoo — Two New Galleries

. . . are available on The Orchid Place.  I have a new “Garden 2009” gallery uploaded, as well as a “Roses 2009” gallery.

I’m really beginning to love the Jalbum software I use to compile these galleries.  At least Jalbum doesn’t force me to store them on their servers and link over to them.  I compile and store them locally, modify the relevant index page footers to add my own copyright, FTP the suckers up to the right subdirectories at my web host, and bingo-bango, it all works.

For direct links to those two galleries, click on the one(s) you want to view:

Alright — enough pimping my flower porn.  Until my next batch of roses bloom over the next week or so, that is . . .

I love roses.  So, sue me.  😉