|Rosemary Elizabeth - Mexico Circa 1969|
|Rosa 'Dainty Bess' - 29 May 2023|
Today May 29 the project manager of the restoration of my flooded house is coming in an hour. He will be vague as to when the restoration will be completed. I believe I will have to wait for the beginning of August for my house to be as it once was.
If Rosemary were alive I would be sharing the burden of the mess our house is with her. We would respaldar (the nice Spanish word for back each other) each other and find comfort in that.
Meanwhile I have a lovely rose garden, and hostas, too that I cannot find anybody to visit so I can share it. Hilary is coming today so she will see the garden in its glory.
These days with my constant thinking about Rosemary I decided to snip Rosa ‘Dainty Bess’ which was one of her favourite roses. I had never made the connection that Bess is a hypocorism for Elizabeth and that my Rosemary was Rosemary Elizabeth.
So I decided to write a blog about my dainty Rosemary. Alas! I had recently written about it. But this time around the blog will contain an nice scanograph of a rose that I cannot look at without thinking about my lovely and most feminine Rosemary.
Because Rosemary had good taste (she was a snob!) she did not like the long-stemmed usually fragrance free Hybrid Tea Roses. But she mad the exception with the single Hybrid Teas like Dainty Bess (Archer 1925).There is another most prominent single hybrid tea in our garden. She is Rosa 'Mrs Oakley Fisher'.