Friday, June 02, 2006

Angel Face

My beautiful Angel Face rose is in bloom! And the forsythia (that was startled into a dramatic wilt by a bout of cold, wet weather we got just after we planted it) seems to be coming back just fine too.

All's well in the garden.

Speaking of wilting, being a rose novice I was also a little concerned about a bit of wilting I saw on the newer (darker) leaves of the Angel Face. But I suspect it was the sudden three-day heat wave we had earlier this week. I think it just shocked the poor thing a wee bit, given that it hardly had time to acclimate itself before God flicked on the extra burner.

I nipped off the wilted (and slightly crispy) leaves the other day and it seems just fine now - and very, very beautiful indeed.

But I'll let you be the judge...

10 comments:

Catherine said...

God, that is gorgeous!

Laura said...

Oh wow! I've been looking for an angel face, but no luck so far. That photo is so beautiful, it looks like it's from a magazine!

hoping4_zzzsss said...

Wow, that looks like porcelain, it's beautiful!

kate said...

Beautiful!! Oh i love this rose...

sillyhummingbird said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Sherry said...

Beautiful picture ... and I've got its twin blooming right now, too. ;-)

Erin said...

That's one beautiful flower!

Abby said...

Perfect! Just like Thomas!

Bronwyn said...

What a beautiful rose! You put my meager gardening efforts to shame! :)

Nikki said...

What a gorgeous flower it doesnt even look real...it so perfect great job girl :)