photo: rose Souvenir de la Malmaison
‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ March 31, 2008, in a light mist…coming down with a case of powdery mildew.

March 31st, 2008
Rose ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’

I love the cyclical nature of gardening. I’m amused to find myself taking photos of ‘Souvenir de la Malmaison’ as I did exactly one year ago. I wish I could put her on pause because today all her flowers are in full bloom and by tomorrow the petals will be scattered on the paths. And I really wanted Carol to see her. Ephemeral beauty. She’s bloomed non-stop all through March but she won’t make it to April. Fortunately ‘Blush Noisette’ is waiting in the wings to take the spotlight. Thus I am consoled.

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