I was on the East Coast last week (more about that trip anon), and returned to find that our garden had made the leap to lush. I can’t recall a springtime when my Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose has looked this gorgeous!
She’s a fragrant, thorn-free heirloom variety rose that we bought years ago at a wonderful nursery in St. Paul, Oregon called (appropriately) Heirloom Roses. One of my favorite things to do in June is to go for a drive through the countryside to this lovely spot and wander their acres and acres of gardens. And of course, we nearly always come home with a new “baby” to tuck somewhere on our property.
I love roses.
But only the ones that smell delicious, because really, what’s the point otherwise? And that means I only plant “heirloom” or old-fashioned roses. Zephirine is a beauty, isn’t she?
This picture almost makes her look fake, but she really is this bright lipstick pink color. Too bad I can’t embed scents on my blog….