In Celebration of Small Things:The Rose

Maybe there’s a whole other universe where a square moon rises in the sky, and the stars laugh in cold voices, and some of the triangles have four sides, and some have five, and some have five raised to the fifth power of sides. In this universe there might grow roses which sing. Everything leads to everything.”
Stephen King

My  Son and Daughter in Law bought a house with an established rose garden. Being lovers of native plants such as the Grenvillea which attracts honey eaters and even Parrots of different types, they were determined to root out the toses. Until a new neighbour explained that the previous owner had been the head Gardener of the 4ose garden at Old Parliament House!

“When life is not coming up roses
Look to the weeds
and find the beauty hidden within them.”

This historic  garden had been created in 1927 during the depression and not long after the Federation of the modern state of Australia in 1901. It must have been the hard times that eventually produced such magnificent blooms of the classic rose bushes such as Mr. Lincoln, Peace and Souvenir de Malmaison

“It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important.”
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

When Parliament moved to a new building in 2004, the gardens were finally opened for public enjoyment. How lucky  were Tom and Kylie to have such a wonderful legacy in their own front garden. When they discovered the roses patrimony,  they decided to cultivate them. This year, for my grand daughter’s  birthday they put on a show of colour and perfume. There is nothing that quite speaks of love and beauty as my grand-daughter and these beautiful roses in bloom

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