Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A Rose by Any Other Name
Last year, in a burst of gardening enthusiasm, hubby and I picked up a rosebush from a nursery. I knew close to nothing about how to grow roses or to tend to the plant or anything else. I just went by the little tag (that came along with the bush) that explained when and how to prune etc. I also read up online about the subject. And Miracle-Gro helped, of course!
I'm happy to report that our rosebush has survived one year with us and has rewarded us with at least ten flowers so far. And not just any flowers; gorgeous, large, bright orange roses! And did I mention that this particular rose is named "Fragrant Cloud"? Well, you just have to be within 10 ft. of it to know why.
This morning, as I went out into the patio to admire this latest blossom, I was enveloped in...you guessed it, a cloud of fragrance! The whole patio was smelling so divine, now I know what people mean when they say something's smelling like roses!
(Deep breath) Aah...