I brightened this up a little so you could see the detail, but I have to tell you, this rose is so deeply red, it’s almost black.
Only one other time I’ve seen this color, and if you ever saw the movie, “Bell, Book and Candle” with Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart, you’ll remember. There was a scene where she wore a gown of garnet velvet – it was almost black. That is the color of this rose.
My friend’s husband came out to visit in his wheelchair and while I was admiring “Willa’s Rose” which appears somewhere in my photos, he pointed this one out.
He loves this straggly little bush (Willa’s Rose is a straggler, too) which is blooming for the first time with this remarkably beautiful rose.
So Ed, this one’s for you.
Lynn Haven, FL