Roses, Iced Tea, Cookies & Cucumber SandwichesWednesday, June 11, 2014
On June 7th Rosemary and I opened our garden to the Vancouver Rose Society from 11am to 5pm. In open garden protocols visitors must never ask to use the facilities but it is expected that those opening the garden will offer some kind of refreshment. I made a very large batch of my special iced tea. The day before I prepared some homemade mayonnaise which is the most important (and good Cayenne pepper, too) ingredient in cucumber sandwiches. Hilary made cookies with apricot jam centres. Best of all Lauren, 11, made some colourful signs so that our garden visitors would know in what direction to circulate.
Originally we were supposed to open the garden on Sunday the 15th but our roses looked so good a week before June 7th that advanced the date. Since I am writing this on June 16 I now know it was best we did this as it has poured for quite a few days and not only would visitors have been wet but our roses would have drooped.
Herewith are panoramics of the garden which I took late afternoon after our visitors left. I used my Fuji X-E1 digital camera.
|An unknown rose deemed blousy by a visitor|