April 10, 2007


I have always loved roses. I love to look at them, and I love to smell them.
We planted a lot of rose bushes in our yard, and right now they are all blooming like crazy.
I am especially happy to see my Charity roses doing so well. After my sister died, I planted this David Austin variety in her memory.

I love that I get to look out my window and see them and think of Charity. I miss her.
I will take some of these beauties to the cemetery on her birthday later this month.


  1. They are divine! They look like peonies!!!!! I need some rose growing lessons. Mine is still bare ... not even foliage. But I do have an amazing hollyhock that is 5'5" with a dozen blooms ready to burst forth. AND to my amazement, the pansies and snap dragons survived the frost!

  2. One of the reasons I love David Austin roses is because they look like peonies! I also love that they are disease resistant. :)

  3. Alice, that's sweet that you chose the disease resistant roses for Charity's memorial bush. She is disease-free now. How nice!

  4. Emily, I never thought of that! What a nice image. Thanks!

  5. those are beautiful alice! w'll come dead-head!


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