Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Raindrops on roses...
Hallelujah, we finally got some rain! Not a lot, I'm guessing around 3/4 inch, but anything is welcome at this point. We also got a brief sprinkle this afternoon.
This is the shrub rose Gruss An Aachen. Considered to be the first floribunda rose, it is a low growing (under 3 feet) upright shrub which is covered with plump, pale pink flowers that fade to creamy white with age. The name means "greetings to Aachen" which was the city where Emperor Charlemagne made his home and also the hometown of the rose breeder.