Thursday, April 10, 2008
Queens in Focus
Since roses are the Queen of flowers, whether or not they are named after a Queen, they are still Queens in their own right.Some even like to sit on white thrones, rain or shine.But then there are those that are actually named after a Queen, for instance David Austin's Anne Boelyn. She's not the prettiest of English Roses, but she's not stingy with her blooms. She constantly puts out a great number of canes and wants to spread in the garden. So staking her branches is not only a good idea, but also makes her look taller and tidier instead of letting her rub her face on the ground. Then there is another one which was named to commemorate Queen Elizabeth the Second's 50th anniversary on the throne. It's called "Jubilee Celebration". I love it for its very frequent repeat flowering and it always greets me with a smile, even when it gets microwaved in the hot sun in summer. Can you see her smile indeed? Oops! I need to sweep my path. But then I'd rather have fallen petals on the path than none at all.