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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Saturday, May 8, 2010

{3 Most Prized Roses; from my Paternal Grandmother}


With that much to write about, for the time of the year, I almost forgot to show you these treasures that were full bloom on May 2nd.

It was the last autumn before my paternal Grandmother, 'Oma' as we say in Dutch would die peacefully, at the age of 91 after coming home from a dinner evening with the elderly choir. Dad had pruned her treasured roses back before winter would come and he threw the clippings on his compost pile at home.
After she died in February, all of a sudden several rose bushes had come up on that compost pile; from the clippings Dad had taken home in the fall. Oh my, like a sign from heaven, as if she would say: "here I am!" Needless to say that Dad did pot them up and kept them all alive. So I reasoned, IF it could grow once from clippings, then it can be repeated and thus I took some rose stems home and tried my luck!
We don't know any botanical name for this rose yet, but we call these rose bushes the 'Oma Rose' and it means a lot to me. Pieter has decided to create several more so we will end up with a full nosegay of roses at once, to nicely fill a vase. I took the three blooming roses out on the balcony for you to see... May I present to you:

The 'Oma Rose' from my birth town Horst!
 
The pitcher these roses are in, is from English Rose by Royal Doulton and is again available at Replacements Ltd.
That rose pattern is a nice match with these lovely roses!

Related links:

{ROSE STEPPING STONES} my previous post
{Mistery Oma Rose Resolved!} my previous post
{My Grandma's Rose in December} | previous post by me
~HAND PAINTED PINK ROSE GIFT CARD CASES~ Cottage Chic Makeover blogpost from Rebecca who did the lovely rose business card case...

4 comments:

  1. Dear Mariette,

    These Rose is really beautiful and I understand that you cherish these.

    Elly van den Munckhof.

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  2. Dear Mariette, I couldn´t resist the image I saw of this beautiful rose, so this is why I came to your older posts, and now reading the story of your grandma about this roses I`m so happy I did. I believe love spreads around in any form, and if your grandma loved roses and took care of them, this roses are the expression of what your grandma did!!!
    cariños,
    maria cecilia

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  3. This is very moving Mariette, and I honestly believe the rose came up for a reason, and is now with you... a beautiful rose, and a beautiful thing that happened and so special!!
    XX
    Bea

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Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

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