Friday, 10 October 2014

Using pink

In my thirties, I was quite a pink lady. I suppose my wardrobe will always contain some bluish pink items because those hues compliment my fair skin tone. So it is obvious there should be some pink shrub roses in my garden, more specifically some pale pink ones as there were some growing outside my window when I was a teenager.

I don’t think a shrub rose could be any more romantic than this Bonica 82 (var. Meidomonac). Well, perhaps if it had a stronger scent, one that you could distinguish without having to stick your nose into the blossom.

Nevertheless, this is a very hardy variety guaranteed to bloom until night frost. I am keeping a flower or two in a tiny vase in both the bathrooms.

Roses for Jack 4/5.