Monday, July 30, 2007

Christopher Marlowe By David Austin


Christopher Marlowe by David Austin has to be my favorite rose in my garden.. The differences in the colors when it opens is spectacular.. I grew up where the roses were huge!! I have become very fond of the English Roses myself.. Their fragrance and ability to resist mildew and black spot make them even better. Their blooms may not be huge, but the bush is usually packed in the spring and fall. This rose is my most abundant producers, in its third year, it has not disappointed.. I also sometimes wonder where the name comes from.. Anyone know?

As for the weekend, it was another wild one at work, hence the no posts.. I had to choose sleep vs. blogging and the sleeping won out.. Working til 4-5am sure messes up an sleep schedule one could have.. The good news, it rained a good amount over the weekend, so I really didn't miss out on any gardening..

8 comments:

KC MO Garden Guy said...

I would assume it was name after the poet Christopher Marlowe. Here is a wesite about the poet you might want to look at, http://www.marlowe-society.org/

It is a very beautiful rose and I have read some very good things about the David Austin roses. I will need to look into getting some for my rose garden. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful rose.

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful rose.

Andrea's Garden said...

Hi there, I have two English roses - Graham Thomas and Pat Austin. They both get black spots though. Maybe it is where they are planted. The Eden Rose is not an English rose and it doesn't have a real scent, but it is very resistant to mildew and black spots. You can read up on it on http://www.helpmefind.com/rose/l.php?l=1.1709

Take care and hello to Georgia, Andrea

A wildlife gardener said...

Yes, it's Christopher Marlowe the poet and playwright, who lived at the same time as Shakespeare. It's a fab colour too :)

kate said...

That is a gorgeous rose. I love it ...

I hope your week is less hectic and when you are off work, that the weather is perfect for spending time in the garden!

RUTH said...

A lovely rose. When I was younger I used to visit the Marlowe theatre in Canterbury, Kent that too was named after Christopher marlowe but not half as pretty as your rose :o)

Dirty Fingernails said...

so it is named after a poet. Show's you how much Lit I remember from college.. :O).I do love this rose the most of my David Austin's.. The color can be unbelievable at times.

Andrea, thanks for that info on the eden rose, I just love the look of it..

kris said...

Beautiful rose. I have one David Austin rose - "Gertrude Jekyll" - they have to be protected here during the winter. :(
But I love Jekyll - beautiful color and the scent is unbelieveable!