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"We can complain because rose bushes

have thorns, or rejoice

because thorn bushes have roses."

"Nous pouvons nous plaindre parce que les buissons

de roses ont des épines, ou nous réjouir parce que

les buissons épineux portent des roses."

- Abraham Lincoln -

- La Dame à la Licorne [Lady and Unicorn] -

- Pierre Le Colas -

- copyright Galerie 125 (lien) -

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------l> Preliminary Remark-Translation :

 

In english, a "rose bush" is translated into french by "un rosier".

The flower itself, the Rose, is translated into french by "une Rose" (same word).

But the colour "pink" is also translated into french by "rose".

So, the automatic translator (top right hand side of the screen) is going to translate the flower "Rose" into the colour "pink"...

 

-----l> Welcome to Brigitte’s Rose Garden !

 

Roses and ballets bring light and beauty in our lives :

Here are Rodolf Noureev and Margot Fonteyn in Le Corsaire pas de deux.

Choreography Rudolf Noureev. Music Riccardo Drigo [1846-1930].

 

 

 

-----l> French TV (link to play video) TF1 was in my rose garden in june 2015.

 

-----l> 9 members of the prestigious American Rose Society (link) visited the rose garden in June 2015.

18 American tourists visited in june 2016, from Coopersmith's (link) Californian garden tour company.

 

The hieroglyphs read "pr ndm nfr", which means "Sweet and lovely place".

It is the name I have choosen for my rose garden, which I find sweet and lovely, indeed :o)

 

My rose garden is recommended by the French Rose Society (link) web site, and many other web sites.

The rose garden is an official BirdLife shelter (link),  and has its own “bug hotel” (link).

My rose garden is environmentally friendly .

It has been rewarded by the French National Horticultural Society, in 2013, for that reason.

 

-----l> It is situated in the Loire Valley : 17 km from Blois Castle, and 6 km from Cheverny Castle.

How to get here ? click this Location link, to see the map.

 

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-----l> 23 artists have done me the honour of allowing me the use of one, or several, of their artworks (painting or sculpture) on this website. I am very grateful.

 

You will find their names, with links to their own websites, at the bottom of my Home page.

You can find their beautiful unicorn, fairy, elf, dancer Artworks, among my roses...

 

- Bouquet de Roses - Emile Vernon (link) [French painter -1872-1919] -

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* Prices :

- You have to book your visit in advance : individual rate € 5.



* Opening time :

 

- From 16 th May to 15 th September 2016.


- The rose garden is opened 3 or 4 days a week :

You have to make an appointment : phone (00-33) 02 54 44 22 28 (leave a message and I' ll call you back) .


- The rose garden is wheelchair accessible.

- The visit is not suitable for young children because rose prickles can be dangerous.


- Animals aren’ t accepted within the rose garden, except guide dogs, of course.

 

* Roses:

 

-----l> Carol Cavalaris (link) (USA) is painting a collection "Brigitte' s Roses" (link) from the photos I have taken of my roses.

With Sean Mc Coy, she created 2 videos, featuring these artworks (except the 5 most recent paintings). Music of L.J Heart and herself.

Should you wish to see the photos of the roses which inspired Carol, and her paintings, go to this link.

 

 

 

I grow 836 roses, of 607 different varieties :

-    Old roses (I particularly like Moss roses) [Photo : John l' inconnu]
-    Hybrid tea roses
-    Floribunda roses and polyantha roses
-    Climbing roses and rambling roses, grown on arches and pergola
-    Shrub roses
-    Ground-cover roses
-    Standard roses and Weeping Standard roses
-    "English" roses

Most of the roses I grow are repeat-flowering roses.

 

------l> To know the name of the roses I am taking care of, please click this "Index of roses" link.

 

* The rose garden :

 

I don’ t use roses in mixed borders, all my borders are made entirely of roses, and I mix bright colours with soft colours.

I use different varieties per bed of roses.

I grow roses organically, and do not use mulch.

I water deeply rather than frequently (once a week).

Once a year, I use an organic fertilizer.

All my roses are grown on root stocks, and planted bare-rooted.

 

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"What a lovely thing a rose is ! Its smell

and its color are an embellishment of life...

We have much to hope from the flowers."

"Comme une rose est une jolie chose !

sa couleur et son parfum embellissent la vie...

Nous avons beaucoup à espérer des fleurs."

- Arthur Conan Doyle -

- Licorne en plomb [Lead Unicorn] -

- Hôtel Fumé - Poitiers - 16th century -

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