Herb of the Week for 23rd of November
Romance of the Rose by Lynn Kirkland
I love this time of year when the herb
farm is full of the scent and sight of
the old fashioned roses.
Their perfume is divine and as a well
known quote says, "Do not pursue
life's objectives so fiercely that you
are blind to pleasures along the way.
Stop to smell the roses."
And further wisdom from Anne Linbergh
who said, "Arranging a bowl of flowers
in the morning can give a sense of quiet
in a crowded day-like writing a poem or
saying a prayer."
As we approach December and the pressures
associated with this month come on, it
does make sense to take a little time
out and enjoy the scents of our gardens
whether this is in the garden or in a
vase for our home.
A little bit of time spent in ones garden
can put the daily pressures into a perspective
where solutions to problems appear.
The beauty of planting the olde worlde
roses is that they are easy care as they
do not need spraying and are on the whole
There is still time to plant as long as
you water any newly planted roses until
they get established.
My favourite roses are as follows. Some
of these are in the vase in the photo
and are all in bloom right now at the
Cecile Brunner or the Sweetheart Rose-dainty
pale pink rose which flowers prolifically
and is thornless. When the flowers dry
they smell like rose scented talcum powder.
Perle D'Or-similar to Cecile but an apricot
Moonlight-flowers non stop from now to
autumn with open white scented flowers..
Paul Transon-a wonderful many petalled
pink rambling rose which repeat flowers
and smells divine.
There are of course many more, bringing
their beauty to the garden and delight
to the senses. The best way to see them
is to pay us a visit.
lynn another great read.
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