Pretty Pink Rose and Friend.
I am always stunned by the beauty of the pink rose. The color is so delicate and the cabbage shape is so appealing to me. In fact, whether it’s a rose or a peony, I swoon.
English roses, bourbon roses, cabbage roses. I can’t get enough.
Several features distinguish the cabbage rose, which is formally known as Rosa centifolia. The first is the blooms, which may be white, pink, red, or variegated. As the scientific name for the cabbage rose implies, the bloom has a multitude of petals. The petals are tightly packed, turning the rose into a furled bloom of richly ruffled petals, and centifolia roses, as they are sometimes called, typically have a very intoxicating aroma.
The multitude of petals, formed so perfectly, are a work of art. When buds appear the pink is a darker hue, then when the bud opens the petals are lighter and more delicate.
This pretty pink rose has the smell of honeysuckle and it wafts across the yard when the wind blows. I love that so much. How wonderful this would be surrounding a screened in porch. The perfect place for an afternoon nap.
Obviously I’m not the only one who loves these pretty pink roses.
After I took the photo I noticed this little guy. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a green lady bug, have you? He’s kinda cute, isn’t he?
So, of course I had to Google “Green Lady Bug” and I’m not too impressed with this little guy, no matter how cute he is! Green Spotted Ladybug – Not! Just what I need, another insect, with no known predator, in the garden!
Have you ever seen one of these?