Cool RosemaryThursday, July 04, 2019
|Rosa 'Buttercup' 4 July 2019|
My Rosemary has a peculiar (wonderful I would add) talent for seeing and picking beauty in plants that some of us (me, specifically) might not notice.
A few days while visiting Jason (he goes by a single name in his website) at the Fraser Valley Rose Farm (beyond Mission) Rosemary spotted a yellow rose. Here it is. It is English Rose Rosa ‘Buttercup’. Consider the uncoolness (in my books) of naming a lovely rose after an insidious known weed. There must be some sort of reverse-snobbish attitude that still makes my Rosemary a loveable snob.
We were at the Rose Farm to see what good roses, grown in our very own BC, that could shortly end up at the UBC Shop in the Garden where Rosemary is a volunteer.
My guess is that come fall some of Jason’s lovingly propagated roses will be for sale at the Shop in the Garden. I expect that Buttercup will be there, too.
|With Centaurea cyanus 4 July 2019|
The blue flower in the second shot has the botanical name Centaurea cyanus and is commonly called cornflower or bachelor’s button. My connoisseur wife knows that this, the annual version of the perennial is far more beautiful. On a recent trip to visit family in Prince Edward Island she bought the seeds. They grow tall in the pots with our roses.