The lovely Eden Climber.
Above is Eden again, and below is The Herbalist, an Austin Rose, one that is a little less common.
Below that we have Heritage. Very beautiful and refined bloom form, lovely honey-rose fragrance. The blooms only last a day or two on the bush and even less when you cut them. But it blooms a lot to make up for that, and it is more disease resistant than some Austins.
By now you probably recognize Abraham Darby (below):
And last but not least, Souvenir de la Malmaison.
When I was a little girl I never could get enough of the color pink. So when I first started growing roses, all I thought about were bowers of pink roses. I’ve branched out and really love my red and yellow and apricot roses, but the pink ones will always have a special charm for me.
In keeping with that, I’ve been listening to Anne of Green Gables on my ipod at night to help me relax and sleep better. I really love the author’s descriptions of the ordinary beauty of Anne’s surroundings (remember Anne’s White Way of Delight, and the Lake of Shining Waters?) I grew up seeing things that way too, and as an adult, I have to remember to see the world that way.