Sunday, January 6, 2013

a real little firecracker

This little beauty is a pink honeysuckle that clamors over an arbor in company with a lovely soft pink rose. 
The honeysuckle is called 'Firecracker'.

Many of the treasures in the garden have been purchased by mail order from a nursery in the Blue Mountains, called "Honeysuckle Cottage".
What fun it is to pore over those catalogues with delicious, detailed descriptions of all sorts of perennials and old fashioned roses. 
REAL roses with fragrance and character.
I will introduce you to some of the roses as we go.
 I call them my ladies and gentlemen because they have such fine sounding titles, like Duchess de Brabant; Sir Henry; Charles de Mills and Mrs Reynolds Hole to name a couple.

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