Flowers play an important part in my debut novel, Deflowering Daisy. In the story, some of the most sensual and romantic scenes take place in an extensive rose garden and its large rose-covered arbor. The hero compares this rose garden with the grand rose garden which was developed by the Empress Joséphine at the Château de Malmaison, her lavish country estate outside Paris.
Recently, as a guest of romance author Collette Cameron, at her blog, Blue Rose Romance, my article about the color and fragrance of the roses which would have been found in the gardens of Malmaison was posted. Those roses were very different than the majority of roses found in most gardens today. If you are interested in old roses, particularly roses which would have been growing during the Regency, you might enjoy my article, Rose’s Roses — Color and Fragrance at Collette’s blog.