Dentelle de Bruges Hips

Dentelle de Bruges Hips. Oil on Linen Board. 5" x 7".

I have a crazy amount of rose bushes. It's true. My urban lot is tiny yet I have approximately 70 rose bushes. And trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials - all the elements of green chaos.

These hips are from a rose called Dentelle de Bruges that grows on our front picket fence. It's a huge brambly shrub that covers itself in small, sweetly scented white flowers in June. All winter we (and by we I mean my husband, the birds and me) enjoy these great multi-colored hips.