Lunch in the Garden

Thursday, May. 06, 2004 – 5:36 p.m.

2004-05-06 5:36

I went home at lunch today because I realized I forgot my checkbook.
I need to know if I had just forgotten it or really lost it. It was where
I thought it would be. [whew!]

The weather was beautiful so, after fixing myself a sandwich, I grabbed
a chair off the back deck and had lunch sitting in the rose garden. A number
of the bushes are blooming and it was grand to be among them. Here are the
ones I remember as being in bloom right now:

Rembrant (Portland) Glowing Peace (HT)
French Lace (Floribunda) Europeana (Floribunda)
CenterGold (Mini) Iceberg (Floribunda)
SunnyDew (Mini) Austrian Copper (species)
Rose de Rescht (Portland) Souvenir de la Malmaison (Bourbon)
Artistry (HT) Kingaroy (HT)
Scentimental (Floribunda) Kingaroy (HT)

and the following have lots of buds on them that should be opening soon,
I hope before the weekend so I can take some of them down to New Bern for
the rose show this weekend:

  • Rosa Mundi (Gallica)
  • Madame Hardy (Damask)
  • Peace (HT)
  • Orange Garnet (?)
  • Queen Elizabeth (Grandaflora)
  • The Fairy (Polyantha)
  • White Pet (Polyantha)
  • Dolly Parton (HT)
  • Kitty Hawk (Mini)
  • Francis Dubreuil (Tea)

Well, enough for now….