Saturday, June 03, 2006

Whetstone Park of Roses

The rose garden at Whetstone is in the peak of blooming now. It was pretty spectacular this morning - the first morning with sunshine we've had in a few days. The past couple of days we've had torrential rainstorms, and the river had risen quite a bit along the path where we usually walk. We avoided the shoreline today, and I'm glad we did because when we got a little farther down the bike path the water was up nearly to the edge and you could see where the river had overrun the bank and moved some logs onto the path.

There was still a lot of moisture on the flowers this morning. I really like walking through the rose garden and the perennial garden at Whetstone. I'm glad to be able to enjoy these plants without having to be the one to tend to them.

I don't pay much attention to the cultivar names. It's enough for me to enjoy the color and shape of the flowers. Some of them have wonderful scents as well - especially the heritage roses in the upper section of the garden. The tea hybrids aren't nearly as nice in terms of their scent, but they make up for it with their shape and color.

I like the muti-hued ones a lot.

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