Remember what my rose looked like yesterday? Well, take a look at her now! (((happy sigh))) Did you notice the colors? Those are for real! And she smells good too! I am beginning to realize why some people are rose addicts (check out McKinley's blog linked in the sidebar!) I really enjoyed the peonies, but they burst out one day and are drooping and rotting two days later. The roses emerge slowly and then just get more and more stunning every day. And while the peonies are like big, soft pom-poms the roses have an almost architectural elegance to them. I hope, hope, hope I'll get more!
If you've ever been to my house you know I don't have a beautiful garden. I have a lawn spotted with weeds and I have few designated flower beds that are mostly empty. But I have big dreams!