Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Sometimes you wind up spending so much time pulling weeds that you forget to stop and smell the roses. I wish you could smell the pale pink rose, the Milford rose, brought to Milford in the late 1700’s. It has the intense fragrance used in perfumery.

The honeysuckle is blooming too. It is a fragrance I recall from Mystic, CT where I lived for a while as a child.

The deeper pink rose is a Canadian Explorer rose that we love.


Blogger cyndy said...

I have been thanking you many times over for the slip of the Milford Rose--the fragrance is so nice that I have been collecting the petals the rain knocked off!

I was so excited that it was blooming when I came home :-)

I've been pulling the honeysuckle stamens and drinking the nectar..yum!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

You found a time when it wasn't raining to pull weeds!?!? Actually I did too the other day but all I got to smell was mint and although it is good I am sure it didn't smell as good as your roses.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

Lovely Roses!
I wish I could grow them here, unfortunately the deer think they are candy and they know how to get around the fencing too. Although, I have managed to get some Foxglove and Columbine to bloom this year. :-)
Hope to see you soon!

7:38 AM  

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