I am a sucker for Austins. I found for the most part, Austin Roses all have pretty evocative/memorable names (perhaps a tad snotty/pretentious for some). These names in combination with the beauty shots do me in every time. I need to build some Austin resistance to the all-conquering Austin marketing, and thought I should de-glamor them a little bit.
So, I am renaming them with earthier names, pretending they are from another nursery/breeder:
Teasing Georgia Ã¯Â¿Â½ Honey Pancake
Crown Princess Margareta Ã¯Â¿Â½ Egg Muffin
Lady of Shallot Ã¯Â¿Â½ Coppery Delight
Lark Ascending Ã¯Â¿Â½ Hardy Lucky (or Light Bulbs)
Heritage Ã¯Â¿Â½ Pink Romance (or Plant and Done?) or Wishes Come True
Mustead Wood Ã¯Â¿Â½ Purple Giant or Fabulous Purple
Lady of the Lake Ã¯Â¿Â½ Carefree Supreme or Olympic Champion
PoetÃ¯Â¿Â½s Wife Ã¯Â¿Â½ The Indomitable One or What a Beauty or perhaps There is Something about Mary
Flagstaff Ã¯Â¿Â½ Big Bang Bang
Gentle Hermione Ã¯Â¿Â½ Bubble Gum Swirl
Abe Darby Ã¯Â¿Â½ Big Boy or Apricot Perfection
How would you rename the Austins?