Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yves Piaget

There is no other rose with a more intoxicating scent. It puts Coco Chanel to shame. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that Chanel incorporates this rose's scent into the making of its perfumes. I've grown this rose for years. I love the old-fashioned form, but it's the scent that nearly makes me swoon. This is a French romantica, repeat bloomer, pretty hardy. We get hard frosts here in Yucaipa, but it has made it through 3 winters here so far. This is the first bloom of 2011. She says, "love me and despair!"

Sunday, May 1, 2011

And Justice for all...

A rose offered in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  Justice has finally been served.