Saturday, February 5, 2011

Even in this Record Breaking Heat


So its Official the last couple of weeks have been the hottest period on record.


I went out the backyard because it is a little cooler ,only 32C(93F) :)
And even though my garden is looking worse for wear ,there was one Beautiful Peace Rose ,I normally do not pick my flowers ,but this tough little rose deserved a few cool days in vase of water.

 The Peace Rose was developed by French horticulturist Francis Meilland in the years 1935 to 1939. When Meilland foresaw the German invasion of France he sent cuttings to friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany, and the United States to protect the new rose. It is said, that it was sent to the US on the last plane available before the German invasion, where it was safely propagated by the Conard Pyle Company during the war.





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22 comments:

  1. We had a high of 65 degrees today. It was so lovely I spent the day outside. I love the Peace rose, I hope mine lived thru being transplanted when we moved this past summer. I will know come spring!

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  2. Wow. It stayed around 34 degrees here today! I am sooooo ready for Spring!

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  3. Yes it was hotter in Sydney than here on the Northern Rivers, but it has been too hot for much activity.
    Love the Peace Rose too... and the perfume is divine.
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  4. Your rose is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. It is currently -18 here in Alberta, your beautiful rose has me dreaming of spring!

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  6. Your peace rose is gorgeous, I'm like you I normally don't pick them either. :) Ahhh, 93 sounds wonderful to me right now. I am ready for Spring and Summer. :)

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  7. It is currently 20 degrees here in Ontario and I am longing for spring ~ stay cool ;-)

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  8. The weather has been terrible..My poor garden has suffered miserably..Thank goodness for the cool change today..xx

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  9. What a beautiful rose! WOW it is really hot there!! I hope it cools down a bit for you soon! I will throw a little of our weather your way if you do the same for us! ;) Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Thank you so stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. Thank you also for becoming my newest follower, I am yours as well.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Lorene
    The Gilded Cherub

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  11. Lovely rose! I guess we all have our extreme weather these days.

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  13. My goodness, you have most of us yearning for the Spring time now. Beautiful rose. Thanks for joining in this week. X0

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  14. Hi, beautiful rose. Love to follow you and view your blog.

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  15. What a beautiful, delicate pink this rose is!
    I hope Sydney's heat cools down a little before my visit...I don't do well in high heat :)

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  16. Just beautiful. A smile straight from heaven!

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  17. lovely. perfectly exquisite.

    sorry my post looks wonky, but my computer is fritzing on me with keys sticking. guess which ones. it's going to the shop for three long weeks. the evil little thing. lol. see you when i return.

    xo,

    s.

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  18. I can't wait to see the roses again - but it will still be several months of cold and rain before that happens.

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  19. Roses oh how I miss you! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your rose.

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  21. Wow, I am glad to hear of warm temps, for here in PA in was in the high 20's with a high of 6 tonight. Brrrr, I am ready for S;pring!

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  22. Oops, push the button too soon, I also love Peace rose and kind of roses actually:) I am also a new follower from the Newbie Party.

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