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Hello, thank you for dropping by.  I am Jase Lim, a painter living in Singapore.  Art, roses and living are closest to my heart, and I am most delighted to share with you what I have learned over the years which you can view and read them in minutes or hours.   The article is posted weekly on Friday morning.

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The Albrecht Durer Rose

It is interesting to know that one of my favourite artists has a rose under his name:  Albrecht Durer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) a painter, printmaker and theorist of the German Renaissance.   The rose named in his honour has the colours that can only be described by a painter, peach blend, salmon, … Continue reading

Gertrude Jekyll Rose

Gertrude Jekyll was born on 29 November 1843.  She was an influential British horticulturist, garden designer, artist and writer.  She has created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.  Jekyll is remember for her painterly approach using “warm” and “cool” flower colours into the arrangement of the gardens she created.  … Continue reading

The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose

Graham Stuart Thomas was born in Cambridge on 3 April 1909.  He was an English BSc botanist, best known for his work with garden roses and preserving the heritage of old roses when many of them were on the verge of extinction.  He has written 19 books on gardening, many of which remain classics today. Getrude … Continue reading

Pierre de Ronsard Rose

Pierre de Ronsard rose also known as Rosa Eden, is a light pink and white climbing rose.  The large, old-rose blooms is carmine-pink on the inside and creamy or ivory on the outside, with full petals of 55 to 60.  Due to the weight of its petals, flower heads are bowing.  This plant is often … Continue reading

A Rose with No Petal

A rose may have no petal at all, it is named Rosa chinensis viridiflora, sometime known as Green Rose.  What appear to be petals of the flower are actually sepals.  The bud looks like the rose but when it opens there is no petals but the sepals that form the ‘flower’.  When there is no … Continue reading

Sanyu (San Yu or Chang Yu常玉)

Sanyu born 14 October 1901 in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, was a Chinese-French painter.  The family’s wealth (Dehe Silk Factory) allowed Sanyu to be schooled at home which included calligraphy lessons and painting lessons.  In 1931, he travelled to Paris with Xu Beihong and later to Berlin.   After two years in Berlin, Sanyu returned to Paris … Continue reading

Souvenir de la Malmaison

This rose is dedicated to Josephine de Beauharnais or more commonly known as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte; Empress Josephine of France.  She purchased Chateau de Malmaison in 1799 and had it landscaped in an English garden style.  The garden was noted for its wide collections of rose species. Pierre Joseph Redoute was commissioned … Continue reading