Saturday, April 14, 2012
By any other name
Growing roses in the Salt River Valley is a challenge. When I travel and see huge beautiful rose gardens in places like the University of California and in Washington State, I sometimes wish I were living somewhere with flowers. Then I remember the cactus flowers and don't feel bad at all. Even though I love roses, I wouldn't trade them for the lovely cactus flowers. I think the flowers that they sell in flower shops and in Costco, for example, are pretty generic. You have to get out and look at a really nice rose garden to begin to understand roses.