Dear readers and friends,

Isn’t it nice to be able to make beautiful bouquets from your own garden roses every year again? I really enjoy the beauty of roses and their fantastic fresh scent.

In recent years I have shared many photos of our roses with you, and even this year, I can’t resist letting you enjoy these beauties.

From the beginning of May to the end of October, the ‘Aspirin’ roses are growing luxuriantly along our garden path. As you can see in both pictures here below.

‘Aspirin’ roses along our garden path

The ‘Aspirin’ rose is a ground-covering rose. It has medium-sized semi-double flowers, white with a hint of pink. A very beautiful dark green glossy foliage and sturdy branches. It is a rich and well-flowering strong rose that is absolutely suitable for planting in borders and beds, flowering from May to the end of October.

‘Aspirin’ rose

A branch of ‘Aspirin’ roses in a vase seen in our entry hall.

In the picture here below you can see our ‘Kir Royal’ rose climbing along our terrace façade.

A climbing rose that you can really enjoy when the flowers have opened completely. When the silky pink semi-double flower opens, beautiful strips appear on the inside of each petal. This climbing rose is extremely suitable for growing pergolas, trees and fencing and it tolerates summer temperatures very well. Flowering in June, July and August.

‘Kir Royal’ climbing roses

‘Kir Royal’ climbing rose

A ‘Kir Royal’ rose in our living room. Here you can see the stripes on the petals.

  The antique French rose ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’, named after the wife of a French banker, has cabbagey flowers with a very strong deep rose perfume extract. Flowering from June to October.

‘Madame Isaac Pereire’ rose

Our other antique roses as the ‘Ullrich Brunner’ and ‘Honorine de Brabant’ are not doing so well this year, probably because it has rained a lot here in Belgium in recent weeks and they had a lack of sunlight.

 The English rose ‘Aphrodite’ is a re-blooming fragrant rose with strongly double pink to apricot pink flowers.
The leaves are glossy green. Flowering from June to October.

‘Aphrodite’ roses

‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ is a popular, ancient variety named after Empress Joséphine’s famous garden at Malmaison. The flowers are large and soft pink and become lighter after a while. They are first bowl-shaped, but open flat and quartered. This rose has a powerful scent. Flowering from June to October and is excellent in warmer zones.

‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ rose

A bouquet of ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ roses

A mix of ‘Aphrodite’ and ‘Aspirin’ roses

A small bouquet of ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ and ‘Asprin’ roses


As you can see, I am a real fan of roses and hopefully I can pass on my love for these beauties to you!



All pictures by me