This is the Edith Holden rose. It was a rose that I had to search for finding out that the only person to grow them here in Holland happened to be located right beside the house of a good friend's mother living in the south of Holland. She told me she would have her mother go get the rose bush for me. It took time as the man said he did not have any when she first inquired. I was thrilled when it finally arrived at my garden gate. It moved to our new home's garden here in the city when we moved. I could never part with this rose bush.
This year, we had a very severe frost late in the winter which damaged some of our plants. I lost a few of my rose bushes and my climbing roses. I feared that my Edith Holden rose was dead too but pruned it hard and prayed it would recover.
It did recover as you see and is just starting to bloom in the last week. What a joy for me to see this special rose and its beautiful salmon brown color.
Like her artwork, the Edith Holden rose is something that always brings joy.