imagine the roses

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David Austin English Rose “Abraham Darby”

You can’t smell the roses, but you can imagine them. So on this pretty Easter morning I took a walk through the garden to see what was happening. Some of my perennial herbs are starting to show new growth, bulbs are starting to stick their little heads up, and the pussy willows are all fluffy with catkins.

I decided to push my luck and feed my rose habit. So I ordered two more roses from David Austin Roses. They get shipped to me bare root, and I have been ordering from them for decades at this point through various gardens.

Bare root means exactly how it sounds. They arrive roots and sticks. You soak them overnight and then you plant. It really is simple.

Roses are just about a garden routine. I love roses and have planted them in every garden…

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