After my mum died I decided that I'd like to plant a rose in her memory. I looked for one with a meaning and eventually came up with Sheila's Perfume which I thought fitted the bill nicely as my mum was called Sheila. I wanted to do something similar for my dad.
Our John is the perfect rose. A floribunda with masses of vibrant yellow blooms and a delicate fragrance. John was my dad's name and many Northerners, especially in Yorkshire, add Our before a name when speaking to, or about, a family member.
It came planted up in a pot but wasn't very big, I didn't expect to get any flowers this year so it was a nice surprise when I found a bud. I think yellow roses are my favourite of all and this one hasn't disappointed.
As the flowers fade they take on a much more subdued hue which I love. You really wouldn't think that this is the same flower.
I've left it in the pot it arrived in until it settles but I shall get it a shiny new pot where it will live, and it can stand side by side with Sheila's Perfume in memory of my dad.
What a gorgeous rose, I love the bright yellow. And what a lovely idea to have the two roses, one each in memory of Dad and Mum, side by side.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely idea. We planted a rose bush to remember our cat Kitty, it was called 'Simply the Best' and it is known as Kitties rose and a lovely reminder of her, she was ginger and the rose is an orange colour. You'll remember your Mum and Dad in a great way every time you see the roses bloom each year.ReplyDelete
I have 2 yellow roses in our garden, they also fade to cream, stunning colours.ReplyDelete
A wonderful idea...Our John is just lovely.ReplyDelete
thats a lovely idea, and a beautiful rose xxReplyDelete
What a lovely way to memorialize your parents. I love the beautiful blooms.ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful rose that holds a very special meaning for you. The yellow climbing rose in my garden turns a pale shade too, so lovely.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely way to pay tribute to your parents. The rose is really beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love it Jo what a lovely tribute such a pretty colour. xxReplyDelete
Planting beautiful roses is the best idea to remember loved ones. It will be very special to see Sheila and John side by side. Jean. xReplyDelete
That's a lovely thing to do and will bring back many happy memories when you see them in flower.ReplyDelete
What a lovely idea and something to look forward to each year as they flower.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely idea, roses are so beautiful. Robust and exquisite delicate beauty all at once. CxReplyDelete
What a lovely way of showing your love for your parents. Hope they both do well each year & give you lots of flowers. Take care & hugs.ReplyDelete
A lovely way to remember your parents, it's a beautiful colour :)ReplyDelete
How beautiful and a great idea. I should take a leaf out of your book as they are the names of my Mum and Dad too.ReplyDelete
That's such a lovely idea, Jo, and what a beautiful flower. XReplyDelete
Beautiful rose - and I think I like it even more in its faded glory stage :) xReplyDelete
It's a lovely rose, Jo, and such a wonderful tribute to both your dad and your mum.ReplyDelete
Aw Jo, what a lovely thing to do! Yellow is my favourite colour for roses. xReplyDelete
I have only just started been reading your blog and I loved the idea that you had brought the roses in memory of your parents. I lost my son a few months ago and my Daughter has just brought Special Son rose for me. I look forward to reading your blog again..ReplyDelete
Take care of yourselves.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm so sorry to hear about your son, sending my condolences to you. I think it's a lovely idea having roses in remembrance of our loved ones who are no longer with us, I know I shall look forward each year to them blooming and I'm sure you will too.Delete
Lovely post and pictures. That looks to be such a good choice. I really like yellow roses as well. xxReplyDelete
Such a heart warming ideaReplyDelete
That is such a beautiful way to honor your mom and your dad.ReplyDelete
The yellow on his rose is GORGEOUS!
What a beauty! How lovely to have the roses side by side.xxxReplyDelete
what a lovely idea and what a fabulous rose Our John is.ReplyDelete
That's a really lovely idea Jo, and I like that the Rose's will sit next to each other too.ReplyDelete
Adding 'our' infront of a name is something we do here in the midlands too, and I love that you found one called Our John.
Such a lovely idea, and this looks a very nice rose.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan