bruphoto Brunkman Photography Roses by bruphoto

Categories of roses

· Roses from Austin (England)
· Gallica roses
· Damascene roses
· Alba roses
· Centifolia roses
· Moss roses
· Chinese roses
· Noisette, Portland & Autumn damascenes
· Bourbon roses
· Remontant roses
· Modern roses
· Floribunda roses
· Tea roses & tea hybrids
· Roses from Delbard (France)
· New roses from Kordes (Germany)
· Rugosa roses
· Canadian roses
· Roses from Balsgård (Sweden)
· Musk roses
· Modern shrub roses
· Wild roses & hybrids
· Climbers & ramblers
· Miscellaneous

The floribunda rose Allotria photographed in the rosegarden of Fredriksdal
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Welcome to my pages of many roses!

There is probably no flower more well-known, more loved and appreciated, and more spoken of than the rose. It has been with us for centuries. This is hardly surprising. Whatever the occasion, a rose is never wrong or out of place. There are numerous songs written about roses. Red roses mostly, and some white. Don't know what to bring for a birthday or an aniversary? You can always try roses.

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Why roses?
Well, there is a perfectly logical explanation. In october 2005 I started working for a local nursery here in Helsingborg called Flora Linnea. Their speciality is roses and they have over 800 different kinds! When I started there my knowledge of roses was limited, to say the least. I knew what they look like and that they have nasty thorns. Some worse than others. A particularly nasty one is Rosa helenae 'Aksel Olsen'. Don't go anywhere near it! To be fair, though, there are roses with only a few thorns, and some with actually no thorns at all!

After starting to work for Flora Linnea I was rapidly, and quite brutally, thrown into the rose business. We spent weeks in a remote barn packing roses stored in a cooled storage facility in close connection to the barn. I learned how to wrap roses in black plastic held in place by rubber bands. The first day was long and hard, but we got through it somehow. The next day felt much easier. Later I also learned how to wrap roses in transparent plastic and put them in cardboard tubes. Not as easy as it may sound!

Anyhow, my interest in roses slowly grew (no pun intended here!) as I learned more and more about them, but until late spring of 2006 they remained mere short stems and roots to me. Then, a hot day in mid May it was, we went to pick up roses from a greenhouse where they had spent the winter. Some where older plants but some where new roses we had potted last autumn. When we got there we found that several of the roses actually where in bloom. As soon as we had brought them back to Flora Linnea I got hold of my camera and started taking photos. The rest is, as they say, history.

Today I have taken well over 500 photos of roses. Which brings me back to this page. When I started taking the photos my aim was to present them in my Flora Linnea department. However, I soon discarded that idea and decided to create a whole new department - bruphoto's Roses.

The roses here
With so many different roses (over 800 at Flora Linnea alone. No, I haven't counted them) and so many photos taken (I haven't counted them either) I needed some way to present them. So I divided the roses into several categories using Flora Linnea's excellent handbook of roses as my source of inspiration. Malicious tongues would probably say that I actually copied the concept from the book. But that is against the law so clearly that is not the case.

To the right is a list of the categories. Simply click a link and you will be taken to a page with the photographed roses of that category. There is a couple of exceptions: "Roses from Austin" and "New roses from Kordes". Clicking these links will take you to a page with more categories. The Austin roses are divided into colours while the Kordes roses have their own categories. On each page the roses are listed alphabetically.

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