This week’s bouquet was fashioned around some shrub roses that are blooming in my yard. Though roses never seem to do well for me, these sweet roses never fail to produce sweet clusters of blooms off and on all summer. I no longer know their name, as they were a long-ago, end of the season purchase from the grocery store at only $3 a bush.
If I knew the name of these roses, I would buy lots of them and put them all around my yard. They are the only roses I’ve ever grown that continue to give their all every summer, while all the other roses seem to call it quits after a year or two.
I mixed them with Alchemilla Mollis, otherwise know as Lady’s Mantle.
Don’t they look lovely together?
And, I should have stopped there. I think simple is always better.
But . . . I got a little carried away, and added Nepeta and some dill.
I love the softness of dill, but I think I like it better as a “stand-alone” plant than in a bouquet.
And here is the finished product . . . a little busy, but it will do. It brightens the porch, or maybe I’ll take it to work to brighten my desk.
Linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for “In A Vase on Monday”.