Books, my cat and dog, faith, family. Flowers, growing vegetables. Joy.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Pink Roses and Our Lady
I wish I knew the name of this rose but I don't, so to me it is my Mary rose, since it shelters a statue of Mary in my garden. I bought this rose about 20 years ago at a rare and heirloom plants sale at a university, and I lost track of this pretty rose's name. It does well in part shade, thank goodness, as the gigantic tree behind it grows ever taller and casts more shade.
I earned some money from writing a gardening article about 15 years ago, and treated myself to the cement statue of Mary, and put her in the shelter of the roses, since roses are considered a Mary flower and there are many links to Mary and roses over the centuries.
Each year as it blooms this rose bush looks like a full bouquet to me. Do you have roses like this?
Or a favorite rose in your garden?