This week for Flashback Friday we are going back to 2006. Especially for my friend Marsha over at Marsha's Garden. She's in Minnesota and very tired of snow! So let's give her a flowery sunny flashback.
The hospital where I used to work has a beautiful rose garden on the grounds. There are a lot of perennials mixed in too. I loved walking through there on my way to a meeting or maybe for an afternoon break. It was a great place for families with sick loved ones to come and sit for a while too. This is a little sunken court yard with some teddy bear topiaries in the center as you enter the garden.
There are so many varieties planted in a relatively small are that it can be mind boggling
I don't know the names of most of them, but I am pretty sure this is Veteran's Honor
This garden introduced me to rose forms that I had never really seen before except in catalogs.
Like these very double english style roses
I love this beautiful yellow one. The color of sunshine!
They say you aren't supposed to crowd roses, but they do it pretty successfully!
This is the sweetest shade of pink EVER~
The cabbage style roses remind me of linens I had when I was in college...cabbage roses and lilac blooms. Two things we didn't have a lot (or any) of in Louisiana where I grew up. They seemed so exotic to me.
The Dale Chihuly rose planted en masse.
And my very favorite photo I snapped that day and maybe one of my favorite of all times. And all because of the subject. I think it might be Leander just opening up. Anybody know?
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I'm joining in at Tootsie Time for her Flaunt your Flowers weekly event. Check it out HERE.