Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Peace Rose

I learned some interesting things today. The rose my grandmother grew beside her front step was called a "peace" rose. It is a yellow rose with pink and peach tips. I found it has a history that goes back to before World War II, coming from France before the invasion and being safeguarded in America and other countries, until the war was over. 

Here in Central Louisiana, at our new house, we just bought the empty lot next to our house.
Last weekend, we put up a canvas gazebo with mosquito netting.
And I've been haunting the local garden stores.

I want to do some square foot gardening this summer.
Last year, we moved in mid-July, and it was too late to start a garden.
This year, I'm already looking longingly at the seed packets.
Have you ever noticed that if you look, you'll find garden and flower seed packets all over the place?

The weather has been mild and wonderful.
I can't wait to plant tomatos!


SummersStudio said...

The peace rose is one of my favourites. Not only is the colour beautiful, its history is quite inspiring, especially in a world so troubled right now. I do envy you planning your garden. Square foot gardening is what I've done in the past and it so so rewarding. It is just too danged hot and dry here to do much gardening. Will you be planting any peace roses?

EmandaJ said...

I love Peace Roses. My dad would bring one home to mom after they had a "disagreement".

Good luck on your gardening -- I have brown thumbs all the way up to my shoulders!

Suz said...

I love Peace Roses, too. I didn't have a clue they dated back so far!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Somewhere, I read that the Peace Rose is the most popular rose in the USA. I can see why.

LeAnn, I didn't know you were a square foot gardener - I'll have to run to you with questions, tee hee! I have Mel Bartholomew's book - the original one from the 1970's - and yes, before you ask, I bought it back then!

If I can find any Peace roses, I will plant them at the house. I want some climbing roses, too, for the fence.

Oh joy, little seed packets full of promise for another season!