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!

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)

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