A gift from my daughter this year was ‘The Rose’ The history of the World’s favourite flower with classic texts and beautiful rare prints. Written by Brent Elliott, Historian, Royal Horticultural Society the society shares the best in gardening.
Audrey Hepburn, an icon of class and beauty, had a rose named after her. The rose named after Audrey is a soft apple-blossom pink hybrid tea rose. The blossoms are a deep pink in bud, but when they open they become a softer pink and then almost white. She grew them in her garden and in a bouquet you have different hues of colour.
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow . . .
The Audrey Hepburn Rose
My mother was a gardener and my daughter has inherited the gardening gene and also my son. I enjoy writing about gardens! In my novel Castle of Dreams I wrote about the rainforest plants and trees and in my WIP I am writing about all things botanical. My protagonist in the modern day is a botanist and my protagonist in the past collects wildflowers and paints botanical pictures. I have written about a medieval garden, a herb garden, an orchard and a vegetable garden. And of course a rose garden. There are dark family secrets and the past impacts on the present. But are some secrets better never to be discovered?
Gardens are a recurring motif in my novels.
Monet’s Garden at Giverny
If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairytales and I like them best of all.
Have a wonderful day, writing, reading, dreaming . . .
2 responses to “The Rose”
That book looks so beautiful! xx
Thanks, Ellen. Yes, it is a gorgeous book.
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