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Sacramento Cemetery Roses 2011

Open garden at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery this coming Saturday from 9:30 to 2:00 ! Sacramento-Cemetery-roses
Are you longing to look up and see nothing but roses?

Kick off your rose season with a visit to the world famous collection of old roses at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery. It's Open Garden time and a first class opportunity to see the gorgeous rose shown here and hundreds more. You will also have the rare chance to purchase roses from this collection. If you haven't been, it's a must.

One of the cemetery figures is embarassed that I don't know the name of the rose featured here.

Please leave a comment if you know its name.







Musca Domestica

Musca domestica is Latin for house fly– never thought one would appear here in a glamour shot.

The image was just too pretty to pass up. And then Emily made it even more endearing.


Bee, I'm expecting you!

Was saying yesterday

To somebody you know

That you were due.


The frogs got home last week,

Are settled and at work,

Birds mostly back,

The clover warm and thick.


You'll get my letter by

The seventeenth; reply,

Or better, be with me



~ Emily Dickinson

Soon after preppng this image, I happened upon Mr. Fly's letter in this charming book.



Yay, ED for children !


If you are interested in rose insects-  click.