Every day I watch as the earth cracks.
We are in an extreme drought.
I am surrounded by huge oak trees and I don't think
even if my neighbors water,
they can water enough to keep them alive.
In Musashi's Garden, my postage stamp backyard,
I get a break from the drought.
I have small citrus trees and one Japanese Maple.
It's the roses that bring me great pleasure.
I have four new roses this year.
Enchanted Evening is a lavender floribunda rose.
It is a little darker purple at the center with a silvery reverse.
They have a citrus like scent.
Double delight is a hybrid tea that may be very familiar to you.
It has been a big favorite of rose lovers for quite awhile.
It received high honors in 1977 by AARS.
Creamy white flowers brushed with deep red and a wonderful spicy fragrance.
The Bill Warriner rose is a cluster floribunda filled with salmon colored flowers.
It is named in honor of Jackson and Perkins' chief hybridizer,
The fourth new rose is Sun Flare.
Sun Flare is a rose hybridized by the legendary William Warriner.
Disease resistant, hardy floribunda with non-fading yellow blooms
and an unusual licorice fragrance.
All of these roses are compact enough to be in containers that I can move
around the garden to get the best location to make them happy!
Thank you to our hostesses:
Wishing YOU WELL and a JOY filled week.