Zéphirine!

Cut these beautiful stems during a break in Baltimore’s torrential rain. Zéphirine Drouhin roses are fabulous because they are climbing Bourbon roses, which means that their blooming season runs from late spring into fall. What makes this hot pink climbing rose great is that it is amazingly fragrant, thornless, highly disease resistant, and grows well in full sun to partial shade. I’ve been able to cut enough stems for seven huge vases, with plenty of blooms to spare.

Advertisements

In the snow, I see irises. 

What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them. ― John Lubbock