A Post on Roses

Betty Boop rose

Self begs dear blog reader’s indulgence: she knows that her gardening posts get the least views of any other category on her blog. But she just can’t help broaching a subject that has been near and dear to her heart, ever since she planted her first rose in her garden. And this has to do with rose names. Here are a few interesting ones:

  • April Moon
  • Arctic Sunrise
  • By Appointment
  • Cream Abundance
  • Crystal Fairy
  • Distant Drums
  • Gentle Persuasion
  • Golden Unicorn
  • Good Ol’ Summertime
  • Happy Child
  • Imagine
  • Mary Magdalene
  • The Fawn
  • Wild Blue Yonder

The names speak to her, dear blog readers. They speak to her. Especially since the weather today was so gorgeous.

The rose self always wanted to grow was a yellow rose named Julia Child.  She hasn’t gotten around to planting one yet.  Maybe this year.

Self’s favorites of all the roses she has growing in her garden?  A Betty Boop and a Fourth of July.

Her newest rose?  A Don Juan.  Which belongs, aptly enough, to a category of rose called a “rambler.”  The Julia Child rose, on the other hand, is described on the All-America Rose Selection’s Society’s blog as an “English-style rose” with “a sweet, licorice perfume.”

Stay tuned.

Mysteries of Life

Why, God, why?

Tuesday, hubby announced he was staying home from work. Okey dokey! In this life, you gotta be flexible! Self swept all her plans aside and spent time gallivanting with hubby!

Then, hubby lifted the phone and said, Why is the line dead? And self couldn’t believe it! But when she took the receiver from him, indeed the line was dead. Strange: self had just made a phone call, earlier in the day. But now the line truly was dead. Dead as dead could be.

So, it’s been dead Tuesday, Wednesday, today . . . Why did the AT&T repairman show up at 3:30 p.m. when self was told he would be coming at 12:15 pm?  Of course, by 3:30, self had given up and left the house.  Then, when she got back home, she called the phone repair number and they told her she’d just missed the repairman. And he couldn’t fix the line because he needed access to self’s garage, and she was Read the rest of this entry »

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