Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Pea Harvest and Grandmothers Rose
On Monday it rained all day and night, we must have gotten 3-4 inches here finally. This rain was much needed. I believe we only had something like .667 inches in the past 50 days, unheard of shortage of rain fall for April in 120 years of record keeping. I bet yesterdays rain was more than we have gotten in all of 2010. The cracks in the dirt are gone and my new grass looks a bit perky.
Another thing that happened here on Sunday was a pillow case hung out on the clothes line, it was one of those open in the middle pillow cases. Anyway Meg hung it out in the morning. In the evening she brought it in, filled with enough debris to build a bird nest with. Darn Carolina Wrens are drinking way too much coffee around here!
A little family history in this rose featured below. This rose came to be called Grandmother's Rose as it came from my dad's grandmothers garden in Ohio. It dates back into the 1920s from her garden. Mom and Dad brought me a plant from a cutting 20 years ago or so and it has been growing in my garden here and the last place I lived Clayton, NC. It is the only rose in this garden.
I planted 3-4 years ago. These give heavy blooms and are fairly carefree. Actually this plant is a broken off piece the original plant I stuck in the garden and it rooted very easily. Some butterflies do visit it, we like it as a bright and colorful edge plant.