In The Philippines, I have tried to take care of my sister’s roses. She likes them so much that she keeps buying them, big and small, regardless of obscene prices, totally ignoring the fact that they will surely die in two months or so despite our best efforts.
I wish she could have seen the roses at Steinfurth – red, coral, pink, white, sunset, and gold blooms in every shape and form imaginable. The scent was so thick in the air I could almost see and taste it. At every turn, I stood in the middle of a rose ocean, beautiful, vibrant, and celebratory; very much unlike our decrepit roses back home.
I wonder how old these roses were? Some had trunks and branches so thick they would pass as trees; their enormous blooms heart-stopping. They are so pretty. I can’t think of anything comparable in The Philippines. The boiling heat is too much for the roses.
There were also other flowers – annuals, I guess, but I am unfamiliar with the names That’s okay, I still think they are so cute. We brought home a few small pots of blooms, lavender, and hydrangea, plus an orange dawn climbing rose. It reminds me of the sunset from the tiny house and it smells so nice!
We also found the cutest cafe and restaurant set-up! Very Alice in Wonderland. Dreamy and cozy, the main structure looks like a greenhouse with wood, brick, and iron details. The seats outside were surrounded by greens and roses and I am so in love with the large wooden table. Consider the entire concept stolen.
Now all the plants we have bought have been living in our backyard for almost a week now and I think they are okay. I am surely hoping so! The bees are very happy and so am I.
How is your garden looking?