This is my post for the My World meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy. To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.
I promised Betsy a rose garden about five years ago, when my job ended and I retired. That first year we planted some roses in a flower bed we had built at the side of the house. It quickly became apparent that that location was too shady for roses, and so we built new flower beds in front of the house, which is the sunniest part of our yard.
The picture above, which Betsy took on Friday, shows how well I’ve kept my promise. You can see three rose beds (one near the road in the foreground, and one on each side of the driveway near the house. In addition we have roses in containers along the sides of the driveway.
We have a total of 57 rose bushes — 55 different varieties. All are hybrid teas or grandifloras. We have roses of just about every color imaginable, and many of are also fragrant. A beautiful rose that has a delightful fragrance is about as perfect as anything can be.
The rose above, Crescendo, is one of our new roses for this year. The light wasn’t very good (it had been raining) when I took this picture on Saturday, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to snap away.