The "Standard of Ur" from ancient Mesopotamia
08 October 2008
My Town Wednesday: Stuff in my yard
“My Town Monday” is the brainchild of Travis Erwin at One Word, One Rung, One Day. The goal is to introduce one's blog readers to what’s special about the place where one lives.
Because this is a busy week, instead of writing a blog post, I'll share some photos of roses in my yard with you.
Roses grew well in humid New Orleans, so I expected to have a hard time with them in the Southern California desert. Instead, here in Riverside roses grow even better than in New Orleans, as long as one remembers to water them. (Yes, I did lose a few rose plants at first.)
Because the Santa Ana winds blew away most of my plant tags and because the yard already had several rose bushes, I only know the identities of a few of these roses. If anyone can identify any others, please let me know what they are.
Souvenir de la Malmaison (Bourbon, 1843)
Mr. Lincoln (Hybrid Tea, 1964)
The winner of the Jade Lee book give-away is Scott Hall of Blog of the Beast. Congratulations, Scott, and thank you, everyone who entered.