Hi folks. My name is Stan Griep – a.k.a. “Stan the Rose Man”. I will be sharing some articles (now and in the future)about one of the most dearest passions in my life, my world of roses. That is growing, caring for and photographing roses.
The language of roses is spoken world-wide, as they are given to express various sentiments and passions towards someone. The list below describes a few of the more well known colors and their meanings.
- Red Rose or Roses – I Love You.
- White Rose or Roses – Purity, You’re Heavenly, Charming.
- Mix of Red and White Roses – Unity.
- Pink Rose or Roses – Perfect Happiness, Joy, Thank You or Gratitude.
- Yellow Rose or Roses – Friendship, Joy, can also mean True Love.
- Lavender Rose or Roses – Love at First Sight.
- Orange Rose or Roses – You are my Secret Love.
- Peach or Coral Rose or Roses – Gratitude, Appreciation or Desire.
Rosebushes are grown all around this globe of ours. Some growers go way back in time and have come up with and grown several new rose species for us to enjoy. Kordes Roses of Germany is one such rose grower and hybridizer. They have brought us roses like the Liebeszauber (Love’s Magic – pictured left) and Lavaglut (Lava Glow – pictured upper right) to name only a couple.
There is the Meilland Roses or the House of Meilland Roses of France, whom also brought us the rose named All-American Magic (pictured right).
They were also behind a world famous rose named Peace (pictured below – left) here in the USA (1945). This particular rose grower and hybridizer is behind many gorgeous roses we enjoy in our gardens today.
Since we are visiting Europe, we can also show you the English Roses from the UK that are brought to us by David Austin.
Some of Austin’s prides are his Golden Celebration (pictured lower – left), Mary Rose (pictured lower – right), and Graham Thomas (pictured lower – right) to name only a few of these beautiful blooming fragrant delights.
I assure you that only a few of the many rose growers and hybridizing companies I have mentioned, brought forth many fabulous creations that are sought after all over the world.
All the roses mentioned in this article are in my personal rose gardens. I take all of my photos in natural sunlight while the roses are in full bloom.
All the photos are taken with the blooms still on their respective bushes and never propped or removed for staging purposes. I like to be able to photograph the blooms in their natural state.
At times I will use a piece of black or white felt or satin as a backdrop for my shots as it can help bring out their natural beauty and full unfolding texture.
In my next You, Me and The Dock – “Roses of the World Part 2” article, I promise to feature some of my award winning shots that I hope you will enjoy.
Until then, take care and go forth with grace.
Author: Stan Griep
Photography & Copyrights Provided: Stan Griep
Associate Editor: Maureen Scopel
Article Layout: Anthony Scopel
Technical Mastering & Support: Matt Kemper