Monday, April 30, 2007

A Rose Is A Rose Is....

April 30, 2007 - towards the house.... an old, beloved friend.

This weekend over at Big Ass Belle, Lynette mourns the passing of an old friend. Lynette's writing is one of my daily pleasures and is always guaranteed to cause a reaction: anger, indignation, outright laughter, a simple smile of recognition or reflection.

Saturday's entry on her Madame Alfred Carriere climber got me thinking about how much I will miss our garden and how indeed it is possible to consider familiar flora as friends. When we bought the house four years ago, a beautiful mature garden came with it - overflowing with perennials: Iris, hostas, bleeding hearts, poppies, scented geraniums, day lilies, roses - climbers and bushes, ponies and things I don't even know the names of. It has been a joy watching it over the past four years - as it is now in the first flush of spring and as it becomes with the changes in season.

2 comments:

Big Ass Belle said...

Iris, hostas, bleeding hearts, poppies, scented geraniums, day lilies, roses - climbers and bushes, ponies and things I don't even know the names of.

you are SO fortunate! some of those things i can't even grow here, poppies, especially. it is beautiful, your garden. some of my favorite plants there. i was looking at bleeding heart on evilganome's blog and it hit me that my bleeding heart has vanished! that's the way of things here in hades, where summer temps climb to 100+ and the rain stops in june.

i keep thinking i need to research xeriscaping, but so many of those plants that love the dryness also need cool and no humidity. we're screwed on all fronts, so i soldier on, planting and burying and saying goodbye.

thanks for the kind words. you're a doll, willym. and you can call me lady any time, honey. it's refreshing, considering some of the things i've been called ;-)

Big Ass Belle said...

Iris, hostas, bleeding hearts, poppies, scented geraniums, day lilies, roses - climbers and bushes, ponies and things I don't even know the names of.

you are SO fortunate! some of those things i can't even grow here, poppies, especially. it is beautiful, your garden. some of my favorite plants there. i was looking at bleeding heart on evilganome's blog and it hit me that my bleeding heart has vanished! that's the way of things here in hades, where summer temps climb to 100+ and the rain stops in june.

i keep thinking i need to research xeriscaping, but so many of those plants that love the dryness also need cool and no humidity. we're screwed on all fronts, so i soldier on, planting and burying and saying goodbye.

thanks for the kind words. you're a doll, willym. and you can call me lady any time, honey. it's refreshing, considering some of the things i've been called ;-)