Tuesday, January 20, 2009

'Mr. Lincoln' rose for Inauguration Day

Photo credit: Bob Bauer, http://www.rose-roses.com

My jokes are on hiatus for a bit.

I bring you Rosa  'Mr. Lincoln' to honor our former President and celebrate an historic day in the United States of America. 

'Mr. Lincoln' was part of my childhood. My family has had great rose gardens all my life and this rose is a fragrant, velvety memory from my early years, along with one of his parents, 'Chrysler Imperial'. Garden fancies change, but I am imprinted with the form and beauty of those hybrid teas.

Abraham Lincoln had words for farmers, which apply to gardeners as well: Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure. 

1 comment:

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Oh, Mr Lincoln is beautiful--I had always pictured him in a tall black hat...

'Rosa' Mr Lincoln is a nice choice for inauguration day. It was a wonderful day, I do agree;)

Just stopping by after you left me your comment on the Desert Island challenge. You asked about growing hyssop...I wrote a reply on my blog; but I haven't had great luck with it lasting more than a few seasons. I just put 6 new ones in at the end of summer '08, and time will tell if they will survive or not!!