Pure white


Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Oh go on then… here’s some more roses….

There are many colours that I love in the garden, but how about white? Is that a colour? I guess so. We have a few white roses, but only really at this time of year (late spring – early summer). I presume that the colour absorbs the heat, which may explain why they are the most vulnerable to the severe heat of summer, when they shrivel up long before the opening of the flower, sadly.








The purity of the white amongst the other colours seemingly works well.






Ok, so it might look like a flower display that could be found atop a coffin in a western funeral, but actually it’s just one of our many white ground roses. Now these do grow well here, impervious to the extremes of the heat of summer, the rains over winter, as well as the short yet cold period like we experienced this past winter.






11 thoughts on “Pure white

  1. Gill McGrath says:

    good gardener you got there Spike !

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  2. Lindy Le Coq says:

    In this post green + light (weekly photo challenge: color) is this explanation of white!

    White has no hue; it is the color we see when we look at light which contains all the wavelengths of the visible spectrum, at full brightness and without absorption. Substances appear white because their surfaces reflect back most of the light that strikes them.*

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  3. dayphoto says:

    Your yard is beautiful. I like the mix of ‘thorns” you have going on there.



  4. Colleen says:

    Gorgeous just love white roses the ones here are so beautiful… always a great contrast against the natural green we find in nature, lovely! 🙂

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  5. Hey Spike .. those white roses are just beautiful. 🙂

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  6. neihtn2012 says:

    Those white roses are fabulous!

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