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.