Sunday, November 20, 2011

Now Open

Now Open
This unusual flower is a Confederate Rose.  When it opens it is white and as it ages it becomes a pink flower.  You can see that this one is already beginning to change. The plant that produced this bloom is about ten feet tall and loaded with flowers in various stages of color.  I hope to have some growing in my yard by next spring, and blooming next fall.  My friend Teej, who is an excellent, highly published author on Civil War history, is giving me some cuttings from hers. There are several versions of a legend about these flowers and Confederate soldiers.

 6 x 6 in. oil on panel

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