|Rosa 'Leander' & Clematis 'Taiga' 6 August 2022|
|Rosa 'Leander' 6 August 2022|
Because few come to my August garden and I am not sharing its beauty with my Rosemary I can do stuff I would have never considered in other years. My healthy English Rose, Rosa ‘Leander’ a fave of Rosemary’s came out and I noticed today 6 August 2022, that it had a healthy new cane. It is beautiful so I decided to cut it (!!) to scan it. This means that next year what is left of the cane will not have roses. It is remarkably beautiful, but then there is this other scan of Leander’s new growth a few days back.
Because I am going to be giving a Zoom talk to the Canadian Rose Society titled Plants & their Rose Companions , I scanned Leander with a companion plant, Clematis ‘Taiga’ that Rosemary planted in the spring of 2020, a few months before she died on 9 December.
This recent scanning obsession of mine is taking me a tad away from my original intent with my plant scanographs which was to be accurate in the visible description of my garden plants. I have become artsy!
And it is fun. Rosemary would approve that I will attempt to convince the folks of the Canadian Rose Society to share their rose garden with other plants.
There is a sad note. After I scan my plants, I put some of the roses in vases. But most of the plants I throw into my green bin.