Rose de Rescht was blooming . . .
I purchased mine at the Russian River Rose Company in Healdsburg, famous for their Perfume Rose Harvest Tours. This rose is a wonderful rebloomer, has a rich fragrance and yields exquisite perfume! In my Bay Area, California garden it is also disease resistant.
Ralph Moore's mini rose Sweet Chariot was also in bloom . . .
This is a great front-of-the-border shrub and is also fabulous at reblooming and disease resistance. I bought this from Mr. Moore himself in his one-hundredth year.
Rose de Rescht, Sweet Chariot and a few other lovelies found their way into baskets this past spring.
Common Moss, Maggie, William Baffin, Snowbird, Belle Issis, Albertine, Yves Piaget and Hermosa also make an appearance.
Amazing, isn't it, how some see the basket half empty and others see it half full? Some see life hopeless, some hopeful. Even when things are less than perfect, if you can think of the good, the beautiful, the hopeful, you'll be more than sustained.