I am a daydreamer and often I am daydreaming about flowers. I love them along with most anything else you can grow. My biggest problem has been that until now I have not had much space to grow what I want.
Years ago before I got married I hated roses. I saw them as a high maintenance plant that looked ugly and gangly. Sure I liked roses OK but not enough to value them over other flowers and my impression of the rose bush made me prefer other flowers.
Then after I had been married a while and had been clear about my opinion of the rose to my husband, I saw this image from an old Martha Stewart Mag. It rocked my world...
I didn't even know roses could look this romantic. Before I knew what had gotten a hold of me I found my self dreaming of a garden such as this. Then before my husband knew it, I was asking for for a rose bush for mothers day.
In his confused state, due to me telling him I hated roses, he took me to a garden nursery and we picked out my Eden. I didn't have a garden yet but had faith that we would by the next planting season. It was small enough to safely live in its nursery pot and I made sure it survived the move.
Here is my dear little bush that I hope will someday grow up to resemble the fated photo that changed my view of one of the worlds most favorite flowers. I cant stop thinking about our new yard and am planning where to plant my Eden. One interesting thing to note is that I have found at least five rose bushes on our future property and one of them is a climber. It is going to be a glorious summer.