It’s spring in California and my garden is looking mighty fine. Here’s the front arbor awash in a red rose whose name I can’t remember.
I have a soft spot for periwinkle blue flowers. The smaller one is called Heaven Bound. I can’t remember the name of the other one but its seed pod is bigger than its blooms and it spreads like wildfire which is OK by me — I can live with an entire garden blanketed in blue.
This is another easy-to-grow rose called Eden. Well it’s been easy to grow the last couple of years. I had four but lost one two years ago and this year, I guess because of the rain, we’ve had some mildew and black spot on the leaves, fewer blooms (which is saying a woman is a a little pregnant) and the flowers are more white than pink. Still spectacular. (I don’t want to hurt the plants’ feelings.) Better Homes & Garden featured it in this month’s issue. (I know; I’m too young and hip to read BHG but they sent it to me as a substitute when Home & Garden folded.)
Finally, an arrangement of New Dawn roses and Heaven Bound. (I suppose, for literature’s sake, I should have combined Eden and Heaven Bound.) I love pink and blue together. Next arrangement I’m thinking a blue hydrangea with Heaven Bound; after that, lavender and Heaven Bound. Can you tell I’m bored?