Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Two roses.

The first rose is the unknown pink now growing next to the swing. Yesterday, the first bud was open when I left for work.

By mid-afternoon, it was looking sort of wilted.

Golden Showers has opened. I love this color.

It's 45 degrees. Not much on the agenda today with Laura here. We'll putter around the yard, chatting. I'll point at things and name them. She'll hear "mmphf, mmphf, mm." She's not a plant person. The names confuse her. She searches her mind for those sounds, as if she should know what Eupatorium maculatum means. We'll have a grand time. Rain will be moving in this evening.


The Gaudy Garden said...

You are so far ahead of me. It just amazes me as we are so near each other.

FlowerLady said...

I love the delicate luminosity of that pink rose. Does she have a scent? The yellow rose is very cheery.

Have a great day with Laura.


Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Jim, you were at 37 the other morning. It was 45 here. I think we're getting warmer during the day than you are too. It's a little microclimate created by all the stone in our soil.

Thanks FlowerLady. It has a slight clove scent, but you have to get right next to it to smell it. I'm hoping to have someone identify it, at least the class so I know how to prune or train it.

LeSan said...

Tom, I can't believe you have roses. Amazing, and they are beautiful. I feel very close to Laura, that's exactly what I hear when people tell me plant names. LOL

L. D. Burgus said...

That is a gorgeous unknown rose. That yellow one is stunning. You will enjoy many more blooms I can see with all the buds.