The Fairy Rose

 Two pretties.
Fluff-Fluff and the Fairy

I talk about The Fairy rose all the time - yet up until now I've never bothered to take many photographs! This beautiful soft pink rose is certainly taken for granted in my summer garden.

I grow The Fairy rose in several different gardens. It makes a beautiful colour combination with my pink toned hybrid flax in the house patio garden.

The flower colour is a pink which reminds me of ballet tutus and satin ribbons for ballet shoes. In autumn the colour looks a little cooler, in summer a little hotter. It's that sort of middle pink shade.

The Last Rose of Summer?

The Fairy is possibly the last rose to flower in the first Moosey rose wave of early summer. This makes it a delight, as it fills the colour gap so well. Its second flowering is naturally quite autumnal, and this is a bonus.

By the happiest of coincidences for the garden photographer (me), The Fairy rose is always in flower when the Moosey kittens are small and just starting to explore the garden. The above photograph shows beloved Fluff-Fluff when he was a tiny kitten, back in 2006.

 The roses are The Fairy rose.
Little Mac the Kitten by the Pink Roses

And here's Little Mac (2012's black and white kitten) wandering slowly past the rose's pretty pink flowers. Enjoy!