The Purple Color
A Very Special Rose Garden

Neutral in Name Only


The roses all chose me at some point, and now choosing them for color (and heart), couldn't be more fun.


Ivory rose




Buff beauty rose heart








Hand blown glass marble


It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.

V. S. Naipaul 




The poppy seeds remind me of the seeds ready for gathering in the garden now- orlaya, nigella, California poppy. . .



The first rose is anonymous; Anna's macaroons; Buff Beauty rose heart; fairy crown that once twirled around white roses; the exquisite Dr. Brownell HT; hand blown glass marble; poppy seeds.