Thursday, August 4, 2011

Celebrity Rose #6 :: Dale Chihuly

The Dale Chihuly Rose
I love glass. I think it has to do with the fact that when I was young my family went to the closest theme park - Silver Dollar City - several times every summer. Silver Dollar City's 'theme' is the time period of the late 1800's and one of the main exhibits was the glass blowing and cutting center.

I loved watching the artists create art from glass and the attached gift shop was full of their work.

Dale Chihuly is an amazing glass artist and I encourage you to check out his website for some examples, especially his gardens of glass. His work is amazing.

Rose description from Growquest:

In naming a rose to honor America’s famous glass artisan, Dale Chihuly, it had to have impeccable style and an ever-changing array of flashy colors. This rose has it all! As the sun hits the opening petals, they blush from subtly-striped apricot yellow to dazzling orange and deep red...producing a remarkable display against the deep dark green leaves and mahogany-red new growth.

1 comment:

  1. If you love glass you should come to our area. Corning, NY is home to Corning Glass and the Corning Glass Museum. Our downtown has some beautiful glass stores as well.