Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Lovely Memorial

This is a 'special edition' memorial rose to commemorate a wonderful woman named Mary Lou Heard. She owned a charming little nursery here in Orange County that specialized in romantic gardens. She also organized one of the best garden tours in the county lasting two days in spring with around 15 to 20 homes with romantic gardens. Mary Lou passed away about five years ago from cancer and Roger's Gardens (another local nursery) came out with this limited edition rose that was only offered one year, in her memory. I have three of them in my Laguna garden and they are a lovely tribute. Her many fans have kept the garden tour going and it is still a wonderful event.

5 comments:

cindee said...

That is a very special tribute!!! The rose is very pretty. Wouldn't that be an honor to have a rose named after you.

Niels Plougmann said...

A very Special tribute. I hope one of my rose seedlings will live longer than I do! Is the rose fragrant?

Sheila said...

Niels, it has a slight fragrance, not as strong as most red roses.

Nancy J. Bond said...

What a beautiful legacy...and a gorgeous rose!

Katarina i Kullavik said...

What a sweet gesture! And what a lovely rose!
/Katarina