Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden

I haven’t been scheduling down time for many years, so today I stopped at the Rose Garden to “smell the roses.” 🙂  It was even more extensive and amazing than I’d imagined-even in the early fall!  I’m not too much of a rose fan so I didn’t expect to be as amazed with the Rose Garden as with the neighboring Japanese Garden.

It was an amazing view of the city descending down into the Rose Garden.

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A statue in the garden

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There were entire rows of roses of the same color.

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It was fun to catch this bee pollinating this rose.

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This rose was such a vibrant color!  I can see it as a photograph or as a watercolor painting.

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I liked the pattern in the very inner part of this rose.

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Another vibrantly colored rose.

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I enjoyed this view of a whole section of roses and rose buds with the fir trees as a backdrop.

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Brilliant colors

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This rose was called “Betty Boop” in honor of my grandmother who loved Betty Boop. 🙂

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I can see this rose as a watercolor painting.

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Another bright colored rose.

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I enjoyed the red, peach, and pink variegated colors on this rose.

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I liked the drops of darker color on this light pink rose.  It would make a nice watercolor painting as well.

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A whole section of vivid red roses.

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The end of the stroll through the garden looking down at the rows of rose bushes.

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