Sunday, October 25, 2009

David Ruston Rosarian

David Ruston O.A.M.

Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting award winning horticulturalist and floral designer David Ruston. On his 11 hectare property at Renmark in the Riverland region of South Australia, David has the largest collection of Roses in the southern hemisphere, some 50,000, which make up the National Rose Collection of Australia. At 79 years young, he is enthusiastic, flamboyant and inspiring to listen to.

Gold Roses with native Banksia flowers
Tall vases of pink Roses
David Ruston demonstrating his art

1 comment:

  1. Ian, it looks like Mr. Ruston's masterful creativity has inspired you with the exquisite composition of the orangey/peach photograph. Isn’t it a great pleasure to be in the company of a true creative artist and hear how they have developed their craft?

    Ian, you are such an artist ~ who inspires one to take a second look through their len before snapping a picture. All of your photographs are ‘art on film’ ~ even if you may be using the medium, digital pictures.