Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Roses Day Out

On a warm Sunday afternoon I started from my place to visit an exhibition but little did I realise that i would find myself walking amidst some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever came across. These Roses were arguably the most beautiful to be found in entire India. The show at which these flowers were being displayed was organized by the Rose Society of India.

So, before going ahead and showing you a selection of some of the most beautiful pictures I clicked for my post for Delhi-iteful Tuesdays, I wish to let you know a bit more about the Rose flower. A Rose is a woody perennial (a plant that lives for more than two years) of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species of the rose plant. They form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that have sharp prickles.

Rose flowers are large and flashy, in colors ranging from whites, yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all extensively grown for their beauty and fragrance.

Observe this hybrid rose plant which bears Roses of different colors

Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.

 Group of plants bearing White Roses

A different variety of Little Roses

The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek rhodon (Aeolic wrodon).

Observe a honey bee sucking the nectar of the flower

In the following pictures I have made an attempt to show you some select Roses which enhanced the beauty of the Rose Show conducted by the Rose Society of India.

These bouquets of flowers were exhibits from the Presidents Garden at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. They were not participating in the competition.-

Flowers speak for themselves

The following pictures are of other very beautiful roses I came across. These roses were arguably one of the best to be found in New Delhi-

Roses of this color are my favorite

As the tag suggests, this bouquet was named the 'Kiss of Fire'

A top view of this bouquet reveals the color combination

Another rose of a different variety. Notice its petals which are unlike other commonly known roses.

Roses with a greenish tinge