studio flowers: old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose ‘Capitaine John Ingram’, and ‘Felicite et Perpetue’)

Small glass vase of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') in Wraptillion's studio.

The old roses in my garden only bloom once a year, but when their gorgeous scent fills my studio, I know it’s worth it! This vase on my desk captures summer perfectly for me. Clockwise from the dark red center rose, this is Rosa gallica officinalis (the Apothecary Rose, also known as the Red Rose of Lancaster from the War of Roses, grown since before 1600 AD), Rosa alba ‘Maxima’, Rosa ‘Capitaine John Ingram’ (a moss rose, grown since 1854), Rosa alba ‘Semi-plena’ (the White Rose of York), and ‘Felicite et Perpetue’ (grown since 1827).

Cropped flatlay of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with the Garland Necklace and Garland Earrings in Wraptillion's studio.

I couldn’t resist photographing some new images for the Mechanical Garden collection. It’s fun to imagine the bride who’d love the contrast of these lush, ruffled roses and the sleek modern jewelry — two different but complementary kinds of wedding flowers! (Above, the Garland Necklace and Garland Earrings. Below, the Rose Window Earrings, Trellis Earrings, and Garland Earrings.)

Closed laptop next to a small arrangement of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with earrings from the Mechanical Garden collection in Wraptillion's studio.

Below, the Trellis Necklace, Trellis Earrings, and Trellis Bracelet.

Cropped flatlay of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with the Trellis Necklace, Trellis Earrings, and Trellis Bracelet in Wraptillion's studio.

I suppose I’d better get back to work… But at least I can still enjoy these beauties! (Wish I could share their gorgeous scent with you too… It isn’t the same scent, but CB I Hate Perfume’s Tea / Rose has a similar lush gorgeousness.)

Open laptop next to a small arrangement of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with earrings from the Mechanical Garden collection in Wraptillion's studio.

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Flatlay of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with the Garland Necklace, Garland Earrings, and Garland Bracelet in Wraptillion's studio.

Want to see more of how I bring a little beauty to my workspace? See more of my studio flowers posts.

Rosa alba 'Semi-plena' on a desk with laptop, reading glasses, pliers, chainmail rings, and Wraptillion's Long Fuchsia Earrings.

Here’s Rosa alba (above) blooming in a sneak peek from last year — beautiful as ever! And here’s its rose hips from last fall, below!

Rose hips (from Rosa alba) in a small vase next to earrings from Wraptillion's Industrial Glass collection.

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Compiled image of flowers on a desk workspace, featuring a laptop and a small arrangement of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with jewelry from the Mechanical Garden collection in Wraptillion's studio.
Compiled image of flowers on a desk workspace, featuring a laptop and a small arrangement of old roses (Rosa alba, Rosa gallica officinalis, moss rose 'Capitaine John Ingram', & 'Felicite et Perpetue') with jewelry from the Mechanical Garden collection in Wraptillion's studio.