Friday Flowers: International Rose Garden, Portland, OR.

On Sunday morning, Jean and I escaped from the Sock Summit, yes they let us go, and headed out to the International Rose Test Garden.  We were obviously there at the right time of the year, as there were rows of roses:

Roses as far as the eye could see

Roses as far as the eye could see

Hadn’t I had enough sensory overload from the Sock Summit Market?  The roses seemed to smell nice too; I let Jean do the smell testing but I tell there was a nice rosey smell without sniffing individual roses closely.

There were yellow roses,

Yellow Rose Bud

Yellow Rose Bud

light pink roses,

Pink Rose with Bee

Pink Rose with Bee

and dark pink roses.

Dark Pink Rose

Dark Pink Rose

Red roses

Red Roses

Red Roses

and orange roses.

Orange Rose

Orange Rose

White roses

White Roses

White Roses

and cream roses.

Cream Rose

Cream Rose

Lavender roses

Lavender Roses

Lavender Roses

and roses that dramatically changed color as they aged.

Yellow to red roses

Yellow to red roses

These last are my favorite and yes, they start yellow and turn pink.  It was quite stunning.  Hmm, I wonder how many roses I can fit in my garden.

More pictures if you click on the RED rose photo.

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One thought on “Friday Flowers: International Rose Garden, Portland, OR.

  1. These look wonderful. I especially like the yellow and pink ones as well.

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