An Elegant James MasonThursday, May 09, 2019
|Rosa 'James Mason' May 11 2019|
You find a beautiful and rare rose at a nursery. You pay for it and put it into your car. For me it is almost guaranteed that damage will happen in the car trunk or in the back seat. A carefully grown and tended rose suffers on its way home.
We are preparing our little deck garden (and laneway garden) for a Vancouver Rose Society open garden on June 8. In these preparations of snipping black spot leaves or moving one of our plants from here to there, there are little accidents.
One such accident happened when I tried to tie back a very large modern Gallica, Rosa ‘James Mason’. It was falling over onto the deck from its narrow flower bed. A but broke off and I was about to throw it away when I noticed (something that I do know about) how handsome and elegant the unopened bud is.