Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roses Brother Cadfael, Eglantyne, Scentimental, Hazel McCallion : What's in Bloom at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens

In a show of pink, red and white, the roses at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens are in bloom now.

Here are some pictures of roses Brother Cadfael, Eglantyne, Scentimental,and Rosa Hazel McCallion. Click on image to enlarge, then click Back button to return.

Brother Cadfael Pink Rose Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
This Brother Cadfael rose is just beginning to open fully. Note the tightly curled petals in the center.

Rose Brother Cadfael ~ Pink bloom on Bush
Brother Cadfael rose fully opened looks like a delicate pom-pom.

Close Up of Fully Open Pink  Rose Brother Cadfael 
Is there any flower more lovely than a healthy blooming rose? Most of the rose varieties at Brueckner Gardens were chosen partly by scent, so stop and sniff when you visit.

Eglantyne - Elegant Pale Pink David Austin Rose
Another lovely pale pink rose, Eglantyne is in full bloom now at the BRG.

Eglantyne Pale Pink Rose ~
Still one of the most beautiful English roses! See more pictures of Eglantyne taken last year: Blooming Roses post.

Rosa Hazel McCallion ~ Red White Rose
Named for the long-serving mayor of Mississauga, Rosa Hazel McCallion is in its second year at Brueckner Gardens. Nursed through the winter by Para Kanp, head gardener, this new variety rose is still in its infancy.

Hazel McCallion Rose Bushes
Several of the plants survived and are beginning to bloom. Originally described as a pink rose, these red and white roses may not be true to form. Look for these roses in the center front rose bed.

Scentimental Roses ~ Sweetly Scented Sentimental Favorite
Each Scentimental, like each snow flake, is unique. It's a constant marvel to see how many different ways a Scentimental can look, and how each bud changes as it blooms. Some are mostly red, others pink, and most are variegated with white tossed in.

With the roses fully in first bloom at the BRG, you might think the rhododendrons are finished blooming for the season. Most rhodos are finished blooming, but they need your help:

Rhododendron Help Needed:
Each and every rhododendron flower needs to be dead headed: This means that every rhodo that bloomed this year has to have its dead blossoms removed by hand before the new buds that will bloom next year get too large.

If you can help, see Volunteer post (Mayor Hazel McCallion photo there too!), and call, or drop by the gardens weekdays 8-5 and talk to the Gardens staff.

'Many hands make light work' was never truer than it is of dead-heading thousands of rhodos!!

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