A week or so ago, some members from Tacoma came up to bring me a couple of very special roses...the Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler Madam Constans, one of the roses that only Vintage seems to have had in the US, and N 92 Nanjing, a china, again, seems to be unavailable in commerce in the US now. I really tried to purchase Madam Constans from Greg, but he had run out of plants before I could get on to him....but, I guess it is better to be lucky than good...because the plant he sold down south was very well grown, and we were able to divide it as it were. Now the China rose, well I didn't know about her until I was offered a start...but, I think you guys know that my youngest son and his wife live in China, and Brendan did his post graduate work at Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, so he knows that part of China well. Now, I am going to quote from HMFR
"N92 Nanjing" is planted in various parks and roadsides of the Jiangsu
and Zhejiang provinces in China. It was collected by Dr. Y. Ueda in 2002
from a plant in front of the gate of the Jiangsu Forestry Academy in
So, I thought I would tell my son Brendan about my new rose with its connection to Nanjing...well, before I could send that e-mail, I got one from him, and what do you know...they were spending the weekend in Nanjing...he has been to the park where the rose was found, and looks forward to seeing her in bloom here on Whidbey...pretty cool don't you agree?
Anyway, here are some photos of our rosy day out
It was a great day, lots of fun, very low keyed, and I look forward to doing it again soon
Have a rosy day