Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Special Gift

Sometime ago I posted about our old neighbor, Ben.  When he was still alive he told me this rose of his is an Apothocary Rose, he said "See that shoot there, I want you to have that."  Then it was fall and then winter and then some new people bought the house.  It took me a while to get to know them before I could ask them if I could have the shoot.  I don't think they're into flowers but said sure, go ahead and dig it up whenever you want. 

This evening I went down and got it and it's firmly planted in my yard finally.  If it can just get a good start I know it will grow for me, I have Ben's blessing.    Diane

Post Script - The Apothocary Rose a R. gallica officinalis, the parent species of the gallicas. It's origin is at least medieval prior to 1500 and perhaps more ancient.

12 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm glad you got that shoot before it was taken down.Looks like a gorgeous flower.
Blessings,Ruth

Laurie said...

What a beautiful rose, and a special heirloom from Ben. I so glad the neighbors let you have it!
Hey my word verification is "blessu" Perfect!

Heidi said...

That is so sweet of them , I often wonder who my next neighbors will be like because Carol would like to sell in a few years..and I love her!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Glad you finally got your rose... I'm SURE it will grow....With Ben's blessing, you know it will. Keep us posted!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Pondside said...

I love a flower with a story!
I just caught up on your last few posts because I've been away - that tornado was scary!

June said...

It will do good for you Diane! I have faith in you my dear...
I loved your basket of flowers on that darling chair. What a gorgeous picture.
hugs

Jane said...

I'm looking forward to future updates on this rose!

Stay cool,

Jane

Zuzu said...

Beautiful rose with a beautiful story. :)

The French Bear said...

I just know they will be beautiful and they will grow because you have the greenest thumb I know!!!
I love your pail of pansies.....and the baby robins!!!
So sweet!
Hugs,
Margaret B

mudderbear said...

Hi Diane, I wanted to thank you for your last comments over on mudderbear. You are so sweet. My birthday was yesterday, the 23rd. I turned 62 and that makes me eligible for Social Security checks, which just blows my mind. I have never sat around planning on what to do with those. My husband, Steve's, birthday is in January and his birthdays hit me harder than my own. Funny, huh? But I love the more relaxed life with time to enjoy so much.
Good luck with your special rose. How nice to have one with memories of your friend to go with it. It will grow. I can't imagine it not growing for someone as caring as you are. You will have beautiful blooms in no time.

Jayne said...

How special Diane! I know it will simply thrive there for you with Ben looking down over it. :c)

Name: Amanda said...

ahhhh, I know you miss Bean. It will be nice to have a little piece of him in your yard. xobean