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Rosa 'Black Magic'


Deep velvety red Hybrid Tea rose.


Gardens of all kinds.


Taken in my garden at home.

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SharonW446 9 years ago

Thanks everyone!

The poem is lovely, Patty :)

Great capture Sharon! Thanks for sharing the poem Patty!

patty 9 years ago

Beautiful rose and picture! I simply thought one of Shakespeare´s poem would go with it and I am therefore sharing it. Greetings

SONNET 54 (By William Shakespeare)

O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade,
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth.

Apple 10 years ago

Excellent! I am glad you found both of these missions.

SharonW446 10 years ago

Apple, I did as you suggested and added the mission Midwestern Gardens. I also found the Great Lakes Monitoring mission and added that, too. Thanks!

Apple 10 years ago

Beautiful flower, you should consider adding it to the Midwestern Gardens mission at

aldrin 10 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

superb colour

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Astonishing colors!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

great photography of a lovely flower!

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Springfield, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2007
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

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