Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
My passalong roses began blooming this week lending a sweet, gentle fragrance to the garden.
Mama’s first cousin Virgie shared this and many plants with me that became the foundation of my garden life. My mother and grandmother also grew this rose, so today’s vase is a sentimental one.
An elegant crystal vase that once belonged to my mother’s older sister made just the right container for the family roses.
Old-fashioned rose (passalong from Virgie)
Waterford crystal vase (6-inches tall, 6-inch diameter)
As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.
How lovely! I love the significance of the roses to your family and the sentimentality of the crystal vase. ❤
Thanks Joanne. I do treasure my passalongs.
The vase is beautiful and a really perfect vessel for the stunningly simple and gorgeous roses. I can just imagine this at the centre of the breakfast table (or lunch or dinner) – with the scent wafting about…
Thanks Chris. The roses are quite fragrant but not too strong, if that makes sense. I should pull out that vase more often. It seems to work to make the roses quite formal.
This rose deserves to be spread far and wide to all members of your family for sure at first. Quite enchanting, and many thanks for sharing.
My cousin has requested a piece of the rose so I’ll keep spreading it along.
Another classic beauty, and so is the rose. We have no family roses, though I still have some Alstroemeria from my mother suffering badly in my garden.
Thanks, I hope your passalong perks up. It’s lovely to have those garden and family connections.
I am not sure that Alstromeria will survive South Florida and I agree your rose is more beautiful to you because of its (literal) roots.
Beautiful and wonderful way to start the week. Jane
Thanks Jane. Hope it’s a good week for you. I was happy to see even a few minutes of rain today.
The roses are so beautiful and bountiful. Your rose bush must be a good producer.
Thanks Judy. The bush is covered in blooms, but only for a short time–not one of those that blooms all summer so I try to load up and enjoy them while I can.
I was both astonished and excited when I saw your title, as the thought of roses returning to our vases is such a lovely prospect. And how especially lovely to have these passalong roses, already in their third generation – have you been able to pass them along yourself yet? What a glorious pink they are, all the better for having such a profusion of them in your vase
Thanks Cathy! I did pass them along to my daughter when she was first married. She and her husband are in L.A. now though in an apartment. She wants another sometime when she settles down in a house again. I’ve tried to share them with my sisters but they’re not as sentimental as I.
Both my sisters garden(ed) and enjoy(ed) plants, but I am the only gardening ‘nerd’ of this generation! Will it be at a later stage in life when your daughter has a house of her own again, do you think?
They are missing having their own place so we’ll see. Being in an apartment during the past Covid year has made them want more space.
It’s a spectacular rose, Susie, and all the more special because of the family connections. You’ve displayed the roses to perfection as usual.
Thanks Kris. I’m admiring your apricot rose this week.
They are so beautiful in that crystal vase and even more special for the history within your family. I wish I could smell them!
Thanks Eliza. Wish I could share the smell.
Exquisite flowers with scent too… what more could one ask for! So beautifully arranged as always Susie. I believe you have a daughter (or two?)…. will they become gardeners too I wonder, so you can pass on cuttings to them? 😃
Thanks Cathy. Yes, we have one daughter. She did grow this rose at one time but she’s currently in an apartment. She’s starting to make plans for moving back into a house with some land and has already mentioned wanting to grow this rose again.
Oh good, so the gardener gene has been passed on already! 😉
I hope. She does send me pictures of flowers she encounters on her walks. 😀
What a beautiful rose and so early. I’d love to know its name. And how nice to have one with memories attached.
Oh my, how beautiful! Those are in perfect condition. You clearly haven’t had two days of hail like we’ve seen here! Lovely to realise that connection with your past too.
Thank you! No hail here. Very dry April and finally yesterday we had a nice rain. Hope your weather calms down.
I was just about to ask if it is Waterford.
If I ever get around to doing a vase or more, the first one will be in one of my mother’s Waterford vases.
Lucky you to have your mother’s Waterford vases. Hope you use them at least for yourself.
Yes. The one that is here now was one that I did not recognize as Waterford. I think that she told me what it was a long time ago, and I just dismissed it because it is of a more contemporary style. I only recently noticed that ‘Waterford’ is etched into the bottom of the vase. Other vases look more like I expect Waterford vases to look like. I am pleased that my niece expresses an interest in such artifacts. Not many young people do nowadays. I am presently growing roses from my mothers rose garden for my nieces garden.