Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ABC Wednesday - P is for Pink



P is for Pink............



bright pink wild rose



Bright pink, that is.

We took a sprig from a wild bush that was beside the ocean many years ago.

We transported it home, and hoped it would take in the garden.

Well, this little "sprig" has turned into a plant that is about 10 feet tall.

And I don't dare do anything to it.

The thorns are horrific!

Tons of them, large and small, not a bare spot on any of the branches.

Even a pair of thick leather work gloves are not immune to them.

Such a hardy plant this one is, and she produces such beautiful blooms.

I will have to photograph those thorns - they are as ugly as those flowers are gorgeous!




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14 comments:

  1. Is that a rose? BEautiful pink that is. Happy Wednesday!

    ABC Wednesday~P

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  2. It's very beautiful. Looks to me like a dog rose. They are very thorny plants.

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  3. It's beautiful - looks like a wild rose.

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  4. It is very pretty, even if it is dangerous with those thorns!

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  5. Wonderful shot. Thansk for sharing. Happy ABC Wednesday!

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  6. Beautiful flower to have such vicious thorns. Great picture.

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  7. Held hostage by a prickly plant!
    Ouch!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  8. Phabulous photo!

    And how very clever of your pink flower to find a way to PROTECT itself, knowing that it was going to be highlighted on P week!

    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, Thanks for participating this week. Hope you can join us again next week.

    Troy

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  9. It looks like a wild rose bush. I used to have some of them and, YES!, the thorns are wicked. They are very hardy (unless your husband digs them up). Lovely color.

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  10. What a beautiful picture of a beautiful flower.

    Lydia

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  11. I have three plants of Rosa Eglanteria, which really is a wild rose. Their bloom looks just like this one. I've given up trying to prune or tame them; like you said, those thorns are vicious!

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  12. Lovely...and how do the roses smell. I so miss Rose bushes in Ohio...with a wonderful scent. Seems Arizona has beautiful flowers, but no rose scent.

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  13. A perfect p post!
    ABC Wednsday is so fun!
    Sherry

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