|Rosa 'Buttercup' & Hosta 'Island Breeze' 28 June 2023|
In quite a few blogs I have explained that when I started scanning the plants from my garden in 2001 my intention was to render them accurately, note the date, scan them at 100% size and make the colour as exact as possible.
Through the years, especially with my roses I found myself scanning them several times during the season, year after year.
Now with time in my hands, and living alone with my two cats, I distract myself by going beyond accuracy so that some of my scans exceed the idea of accuracy, and they are beautiful artsy fartsy examples of the Spanish saying that, “When the devil has nothing to do with his tail he swats flies.”
Of late I have discovered the wonderful combination of mating roses with hosta leaves. In today’s five scans I was playing with the discovery that Hosta ‘Island Breeze’ had a yellow colour (bleached by sun or just a hosta doing what it likes to do which is to sport) that matched the yellow of Rosa ‘Buttercup’. This rose was introduced by a local man called Robin Dening. Rosemary loved its colour. When the rose died I was able to get another one from Dening’s hands.