Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rosa 'Courage'

Rosa Hybrid Tea 'Courage'

This is a rose I saw for the first time at a show on the weekend. It was released in 1997 having been bred by Poulsen. What a great name. Reminds me of the lines from the Australian bush poet Adam Lindsay Gordon (1883-1870): Life is mainly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.These lines are inscribed on the statue of Gordon which stands in Spring Street in Melbourne.

Statue of Adam Lindsay Gordon, Melbourne.


  1. Ian, those are words to live by. And quite a nice looking rose, too!

    Thanks for the quote...

  2. What a lovely poem! The rose matches the verse.