Rainbow Roses

I was at a florist’s recently and she pointed out her “Rainbow Roses”. These stunning roses are created in Colombia. In fact, she told me that most large roses for sale in bouquets in Australia are flown in weekly from Colombia ! These rainbow roses are made by splitting the stems and placing each part into a solution of coloured dye – much like my scientific experiment that I posted earlier this year – My Celery is Thirsty.

It’s usually done using a ‘Vendela’ Hybrid Tea Rose, typically cultivated in Colombia, The Netherlands and Ecuador. So while these are dyed once they are grown, here are two multicoloured roses from my front garden – these are both growing on the same plant. They aren’t as fabulous as the Rainbow Roses, just a humble cottage rose, but I think they are sweet nonetheless.

I apologise for the large number of photos in this post. I love these Rainbow Roses so much that I took over 150 photos and limited myself to just 36 for processing, then cut that down to 15 for this post. There are some black and white ones as well which I will use for some of my writing posts.

This vivid roses are also going to Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – there are hundreds of wonderful posts to peruse over there, be sure to take a look. I used my 60mm macro lens on my trusty Olympus OMD EM5.

x desleyjane

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43 Comments Add yours

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    I haven’t seen these before. Thanks for another contribution to the theme. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      My pleasure. I’d heard about them but to see them “in the flesh” was fabulous. I had to get some to photograph!!

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  2. elmoolly says:

    Awesome…I want some xxx

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    1. desleyjane says:

      All’s Rosy Florist at Browns Plains lol xxx

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  3. I can understand your photographic fascination with the rainbow roses – all those shapes and swirls and colours. But just as art! Your garden roses are more beautiful.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      We thank you, yes agreed. But if someone gave me a bunch…… 😍

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  4. Debbie H says:

    I thought they were paper roses until I read your post! They are amazing. Your ‘humble’ cottage roses are very sweet too 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. Yes they do look like paper, don’t they. They’re fabulous and so much fun to photograph.

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  5. gfchopstix says:

    Gorgeous roses, and photos! Your garden roses are also lovely!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you my dear! They are still on my coffee table although not quite as fabulous after a few days.

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      1. gfchopstix says:

        Enjoy and make the most of them 🙂

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  6. Creatopath says:

    These roses are gorgeous. I remember doing that with flowers but I only used one colour.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks – I did it with carnations in the post – My Celery Is Thirsty. I put the link in the first paragraph. Such a cool experiment.

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  7. Very interesting. I’ve never seen a rose like that before and I had no idea that was possible.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks and goats 😋

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  8. Loretta says:

    Just stunning, almost fake aren’t they? Also love your very own from your own garden, beautiful!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta. Yes they look like paper but I can vouch for their real-ness 😉

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  9. Amy Sampson says:

    That’s amazing! Your roses are pretty stunning as well. Does your plant actually produce two colours of blooms, or do the blooms change colour as they “age”? I have seen orange/pink roses change shades before.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Amy! I think they all end up pink if they last long enough, but they will stay these colours for a couple of weeks I think. I’ll check when I get back and see how they look…

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  10. I’ve never seen these rainbow roses before! They’re magnificent! I enjoyed each and every photo! Thanks for sharing this with us! Cheers!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lia! I’ve never seen them in the flesh before either, they really are gorgeous! Cheers!

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  11. They are interesting and your pictures are pretty of course … but if I could choose, I would prefer the ones from your garden.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, I know what you mean 😀

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  12. afairymind says:

    They’re gorgeous! I would never have thought them to be real if it weren’t for your post. 🙂 The flowers from your garden are lovely as well.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      You’re right, they don’t look real at first. I fell I love with photographing them…. Thank you ☺️

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  13. brittabottle says:

    These photos are gorgeous, DJ. Love the roses and I loved hearing how excited you got about them.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Britta – LOL, yes, I was quite excited!

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  14. pommepal says:

    Fascinating how they could get the colour combination, but I must admit I love the dainty cottage roses best

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks PP, I appreciate that 😊

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  15. Apologizing for sharing beauty? Bring them on.
    Amazing work that goes to make these flowers.
    Yours are my faves.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lucile, they are all pretty special I think. X

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  16. andy townend says:

    Oustanding photos Desley!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Cheers Andy. It was an easy subject 😉

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      1. andy townend says:

        Still takes skill to make great photos of the most perfect subject

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  17. I just love love thes and Desley you soooooo need to make a canvas print of these, i would have them up, you should sell them they would be absolutely stunning x

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you! I love them too. Yes I might do something with them…hmmm xx

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      1. oh definitely i will have to spank you if you dont lol

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