What do you do on a cool, windy Monday in late January? Why, you order roses!
That is exactly what I did today! I haven't had roses in ages, but have been bitten by the rose bug. Not just any rose though..I decided I really wanted to try antique roses. Something like my Grandmother may have had. I have always wanted to go to Brenham (Texas) to The Antique Rose Emporium, but that is several hours from Dallas. And, some day I will go for a visit; however for today I looked at their website and saw that I could order online. The roses are kind of expensive ($18.95) so I only ordered 2. I had no idea which kind I wanted, but the website helps you decide by giving you options to choose from: shrub, climbing, fragrance, color, etc. I knew I wanted a repeat bloomer that was fragrant. That narrowed my search a little. Then I just browsed through the available section, picked ones of interest to read about, and made my decision.
I chose this yellow
doches" first. As you all know, I LOVE yellow. This is the description the Rose Emporium gives about this rose:
“Grandma’s Yellow” as it is known in some circles, is a real eye catcher! The bright yellow roses appear throughout the growing season on an upright shrub and are excellent for cutting. We feel this rose is a modern Floribunda, but unlike its modern rose cousins, it has proven to be disease resistant.
I knew I wanted a pink rose, but had no clue what to select. Reading about this rose named
"Odee Pink", made it an easy decision:
"Easy to grow and always in bloom, this unknown old Tea is what one might term "gardener friendly". The double, loosely-formed pale pink flowers seem the sort that Grandmother might have pinned to her shawl so she could enjoy the perfume as she went about her daily chores."
How sweet is that?
I have been excited all afternoon about ordering these plants. They should arrive the second week of February. Guess I need to get the bed ready pretty soon. I have some great dirt just waiting for a new home!
Sure was a great January Monday!