Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's Bloomin! ~ Rosa Rugusa

When my girls were small, my husband and i used to take them to Cape Cod every Summer and stay at a little cottage owned by my boss and friend, June. The cottage was in Eastham, near the bay, and we loved it there very much.

It was surrounded by these little wild rose bushes and honeysuckle, and it always looked so pretty and smelled so nice there. On one of our last stays there, my boss told me if i wanted to take some of the roses and honeysuckle, to go ahead because she was having the cottage re done, and the thorny bushes and honeysuckle draped all over the little house would be removed.

So, just before we left for the year, i dug up a little piece of the rose bush and the honeysuckle, and transplanted it here. It has thrived here ever since
(the honeysuckle should be bloomin soon too!)
That was over 20 years ago....

Time flies.....

8 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Beautiful blooms!
I love the new header! I have a thing for birds nests, just gorgeous!

Mare said...

Thank you Lola Nova! I sold the original painting but it is one of my best selling prints!(Hopefully soon to be available in my Etsy shop, :)

Hilary said...

I planted a rosa rugosa today.....same color......I love them.

Mare said...

Good Morning Hilary! I love them too. I used to have one with a white flower but lost it in the construction dig...The pink are the wild version and are my favorites.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh my goodness! your garden is so amazing! i love getting to meet each special plant and hearing its story.
wow!

Kate said...

damn, I'm old.

Laura said...

I love that color!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yes time does fly, Mare...*sigh*...
The blooms are sooo pretty! Your honeysuckle blooms very late, doesn't it? Is it the weather?
(Ours blooms in late March or early April!)