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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Paul Ecke Jr. Rose

6.25 Paul Ecke Jr. Rose 1

I quite like the old-fashioned look of single petal roses. There's the pink Nearly Wild Rose, and this red one is Paul Ecke Jr., which I bought at the Armstrong Garden Center in Claremont several years ago.

6.25 Paul Ecke Jr. Rose 2

By the way, did you know Paul Ecke Ranch is the world's largest and most successful poinsettia breeder? The father of my rose?

6.25 Paul Ecke Jr. Rose 3

I love the soft, velvety petals.

6.25 Paul Ecke Jr. Rose 4

Other garden updates.

1 year ago today, Bamboe Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) and Aik Cheong Instant CoffeeTea 3 in 1 Mix.
2 years ago today, Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant (Wedding Banquet) - Monterey Park.


  1. What a charming little rose and so striking with those yellow stamens. Looks lovely next to your garden light thingy (?).

  2. You should give Darlow's Enigma a try. Beautiful little white single, with long "eyelashes" and a heavenly scent. I'm going to send nikkipolani some cuttings as soon as she gives the go-ahead that she's found a spot for it (right, Anne? LOL) - maybe then I can toss in a few for you too. :)

    That is a beauty you posted. Are the reds true? Your camera appears to have done a great job capturing that difficult color.

  3. Nikki,
    It makes me happy every time I see a bloom. :)

    I love scented roses. Seems these days that flowers are bred for appearance and not scent. I'd love a cutting, but I'm horrible at propagating roses.

    The reds are pretty true. Well, the way the rose appears on my screen is the way it is in real life.

  4. I *LOVE* Paul Ecke poinsettias. I can always tell the difference in quality between his and any others! I had no idea that they had roses as well...

  5. That is a spectacular combination of saturated color and pretty stamens. I'm feeling a bit jealous!

  6. Jen,
    I didn't know about the Paul Ecke poinsettias until I saw an article in the LA Times last Xmas. The rose was bought years ago.

    Thanks! This was back when I had just gotten my camera and was trying to figure out how to use it. Always amazed me if I managed to capture anything decent.


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