Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lady Banks


Lady Banks
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
Lady Banks rose, a thornless, evergreen vine, is in full bloom at the Arboretum and in our region of North Carolina.

Some general information: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/roses/ladybanks.htm

I love roses -- they're my mom's favorite flower -- and this one is particularly pest free, flowers early in the bloom season, and evergreen. My only wish for it would be a stronger fragrance and a much longer bloom time!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh this is loose and lovely and I particularly like the way the sky sets it off. For some reason as I age I prefer yellow roses to all others but for other flowers, give me all colors. Nice job -- again!! And again, a new none to me.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Claudia said...

...a fresh and light, loose, nice watercolour!Kind regards!

Sherri said...

Ah, Lin!! Thank you for identifying this for me!! When we bought our house a few years ago, I found this rose on our property, but had no idea the name!

I love roses too, and would have lots, but the darn deer keep nipping off my buds! :(

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Very pretty ... you really have a way with yellow. I find it had to work with at times. I agree with some of the others who think you have a nice way with words. I've enjoyed my visit.

Teri C said...

Goodness, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love it!!!

Lynn said...

That's beautiful. I especially like what you've done with the background. It's very effective.

Africantapestry said...

I'm sure you are online right now, because I just got a comment from you!! How I wish I could give my comment to you in person now...so close online, yet so far...
This is another Lin-sketch, which I love! The yellow is just perfect..lovely sketch Lin!
Ronell

Brenda Y said...

You've really "got" the loose style going, Lin! I especially noticed the "ghost" leaves -- I don't know what they are really called, but that sounds good to me -- they really add to the loose style and also add good depth.

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platitudinal said...

Such Beauties these flowers are. As usual, you captured the loveliness of your subject! And, thank you for the information … I never knew that a thorn-less rose exist!

juj said...

Oh Lin - These are wonderful. I probably shouldn't admit this to you but roses are my least favorite flower! LOL. The way you've depicted them tho - I could learn to love them. Great job.