Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Few Days Later

It didn't take too long to begin to see the some difference in my roses after spraying them with Malethion.  Between the sunny skies and spraying, St. Swithun (I think my favorite rose) is starting to look better. 
St. Swithun has some of the largest, fleshy pink roses on a vigorous spreading bush.  Its flowers easily have 100 to 120+ petals and have a heady mush fragrance similar to Myrrh only sweeter.  I don't know how else to say it, but when I breath its fragrance it makes my heart ache.  Here is a picture of it from last Summer.  If only I could let you smell it through the screen.  With Conrad Ferdinand Meyer as a grandparent, St. Swithun inherits its Rugosa cold hardiness.

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