Saturday, June 5, 2010
John Paul II rose
I received a lovely surprise on Thursday afternoon. A dear friend sent me a John Paul II rosebush! http://www.jacksonandperkins.com/gardening/PD/31726/
I have wanted one ever since it came out several years ago. Today was planting day...which also entailed weeding, mulching, etc. It already has several buds; hopefully, in a few days we shall see some glorious papal white roses (which is about as close proximity to the Vatican rose garden as I ever expect to be).
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,--
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
(from God's Garden by Dorothy Frances Gurney)