Let's elbow our way through the folds and try to get to the heart of the matter. Try not to get lost or trapped. Get in, as they seem to say nowadays, in tones of marvelling enthusiasm.
|Georgia O'Keefe - Abstraction White Rose|
And finally Gruss an Aachen, what they call a tidy shrub, no great gangling shoots, just a rounded shape and these puffballs, more quartering.
Let me be clear, David Austen offers roses with exposed centres, even amongst his so-called English collection, and Peter Beales sells lots that are buttoned and quartered, in the lovable parlance of the rosarian. But again, it's all about proportion, and in this case, sales and reach. And sadly too, direction. I see Kordes is going that way, Peter Beales' new ones are getting ever fuller-petalled. It's a fashion that has gripped the gardening world for years now.
|rosa alba semi-plena|