Sunday, June 2, 2013

Roses and Peonies


It's Peony Madness here--there has been a ton of rain and the roses and the peonies seem to love it; we haven't flooded again (luckily) though I think all the water went to the Midwest and to Central Europe, where it is looking very floody indeed. Summer would be nice about now! At least there are rainbows--here is one in Downers Grove last night:

Even in the Costco parking lot the roses look good--I want to ask my brother what kind of rugosa this is, because it can withstand wind, car exhaust, shopping carts and negative F temps and look great:

Here are the leaves, which is why I think it's a Rugosa:

If I bought several of these plants and put them in the back of the yard, I wouldn't have to mow there anymore!

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