Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bits and bobs

In the process of preparing pollen for the Spring pollination season, hundreds and hundreds of blooms are torn apart to remove their anthers.I am constantly creating and clearing up multi-hued heaps of petals from my work surfaces. Yesterday I was struck by the delicious range of hues that make up the petals of 'Mons. Tillier', the old Tea. (Whose identity has long been disputed. See Jocelen Janon's recent report) So here, just for your delight, is a photo of said heap of fruit-colored petals and discarded ovary, sans anthers.

1 comment:

  1. Paul,
    Thanks for all the nice links! The photo I really like is the one in this post, and I would think that Mr T would lend some very nice genes to a cross.

    Take more photos of your fabulous refuse. In photo sessions I have swept so many rose body parts off the counters and floors.