musk rose


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musk rose

a prickly shrubby Mediterranean rose, Rosa moschata, cultivated for its white musk-scented flowers
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Indeed there's magic to growing roses so steeped in history: the musk rose immortalized by Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night's Dream, for example, or the Rose of Castile brought to California by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s ("hardly a mission garden was without one," Wiley notes), or the Harison's yellow rose pioneers brought West in their covered wagons.
Among the roses are the Japanese rose, the white rose of Yorkshire, the red roseof Lancashire, the musk rose, the holy rose of Abyssinia,Damask rose,old blush, theTibet rose, dog rose and sweet briar.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare writes about young lovers, lust, longing and magic: "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows/Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows/Quite o'er canopied with luscious woodbine,/With sweet musk roses and with eglantine/There sleeps Titania some hour of the night/Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.
Colourful bursts of helianthums, sisyrinchiums and genistas are in abundance at this time of year, as well as fragrant musk roses in baby pinks, yellows, reds and white.
For each table Gloria Welch designed elegant floral arrangements of English musk roses with flowers in the bride's colors, creating a romantic candlelit setting.
At this time of year, Belsay's emphasis is on the formal terraced gardens in front of the neo-classical hall itself, which feature overflowing herbaceous borders packed with an abundance of hybrid musk roses, lupins, species lilies, alliums and magnolias.
Climbers need gentle pruning and shrub roses, especially those which repeat flower like hybrid musk roses or china roses, also benefit from pruning now.
The rugosa shrub roses will prove little trouble to both prune and keep in good health and the hybrid musk roses with their gorgeous fragrance will create a really romantic effect.
Here, an abundance of hybrid musk roses, lupins, alliums and magnolias welcome visitors with their sweet scent and diverse colour palette.