A Persisting Ebb TideFriday, September 27, 2019
|Rosa 'EbbTide' 27 September 2019|
Fall is in the air and both my Rosemary and I wore our fleece vests and long-sleeved shirts today.
From my vantage of my oficina (the door is open) I can hear Rosemary snipping with her scissors dead leaves from our plants and perennials on their way to their seasonal sleep.
I told Rosemary that I was going to cut all the open blooms (there are many closed ones left) of the floribunda rose Rosa ‘Ebb Tide’ which looks like an old rose, smells like an old rose, has an unusual Gallica-like purple colour but, unlike all of those previous roses it is remontant and abundantly so as this scan proves.
Nobody is really going to come in the next few days to inspect our gardes so I got a dim green light from Rosemary to snip Ebb Tide.
Ebb Tide proves that you miss out if you are a snob. I would not have been caught dead in having a floribunda rose in our garden (my nose would have been up in the air). Then I saw this rose blooming in the Lougheed Highway Garden Works. Rosemary was surprised at my purchase and told me she had seen the rose at the UBC Shop in the Garden but had been afraid to tell me about it.
It seems I am still an ogre.