Monday, May 28, 2007

a rose is a rose

This is an experiment, totally, in my young crones learn how to do new things effort. Daughter took the photo of one of my favorite roses (it is a David Austin rose, Teasing Georgia). Let's see if I can make the photo appear here. You looks as if this might work. What fun! The rosebush is part of my parking-lot garden (and sometime I may link to my post about that).


At May 29, 2007 8:43 AM , Anonymous marly said...

Another trala for the Young Crones Club!

I do love Austin roses, but it is zone 4 here. Actually it is zone 4 in the front, zone 3 in the back (wind off the lake), and zone 4+ in the little sheltered corner near the side door.

At May 29, 2007 9:20 AM , Blogger jarvenpa said...

Somehow I hadn't realized you were in such a northerly zone (though I know where you are, sort of). I don't know if the Austin roses might possibly still make it with some protection? My zones are 8 and 9 (depending upon the corner of the world or the land I happen to be on). Makes it hard for tulips, easier for roses.

At June 09, 2007 9:15 AM , Blogger Lori Witzel said...

Yay! And that rose IS a tease. Does it smell rosy?

Ditto on the tulip dilemma -- but even my southern-spirited daffodils have been neglected, between my worklife and my art habits. Good on you for getting roses going!

At June 09, 2007 11:07 AM , Blogger jarvenpa said...

Teasing Georgia has a clear tea-rose scent, and lots of little thorns (and good for her, because she takes her revenge on all the passing strangers who are much too familiar with her). I love the Austin roses for their old-fashioned form.
In your daffs do you grow the one called seven sisters? (I think it is a tazetta: lots of little extra fragrant white/cream bloom very early in the year).

At June 09, 2007 7:13 PM , Blogger Lori Witzel said...

You're right about the tazettas -- when we first moved into the house, before the Muse began scratching ever more vigorously at my psychic door, I ordered and planted a bunch of them.

Sorry about the cut-and-paste hash on the URLs, but these are great sources for southern-tolerant bulbs (and thanks for the props on the cartomantic poem -- yes, I have a brain full of tarot and related schtuff, a fine compost from which I occasionally harvest a blossom)...


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