Roses are common these days, but when we receive them, it means something special: romance. Many years ago, my then boyfriend (now husband) drove from the Gold Coast to Armidale just to give me roses. No other reason—just to give me roses. He arrived at my door, cold and wet (I think it had been snowing), clutching the roses. Very romantic, and the girls I lived with at the time were jealous.
Roses aren’t cheap either. I once saw an arrangement of roses being sold for just under $2,000. Some bundle of roses.
As you know, I’ve been lucky enough to move to Toowoomba, the garden city. The gardens here are so well kept. I can’t help but take photos. Hell, technically I’m still a tourist.
The people of Toowoomba are genuinely obsessed with their gardens as you can see.
Admittedly, I’ve also seen some overgrown front gardens. However, many Toowoombans keep their gardens in prim and proper shape. That says it all. They want to convey a sense of properness. Perhaps that is what drew me to Toowoomba too. It’s so European, and actually, now that I think about it, there is an absence of the native plants. People grow the wattles, but there seems to be more hedges than anything else.
The gardens generally give off a sense of calm
The Remembrance Gardens exude serenity. I often go there to remember Mum and Dad, who have both passed on from this life.
Each rose has its own personality
They’re different in their own way.
I have a bare trellis in my backyard with only one flowering climber running through it. When I get a chance, I’m going to buy some rose climbers and decorate the foot of the rose bushes with daffodils. I think that’ll look awesome, or maybe clichéd. I’ll think about it a while longer.
The Coven Update
I am still behind schedule, but I’m slowly catching up. I’m almost halfway through the first draft, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but I’m hoping to finish part III this week. 🙂
Show me your pics
Now that I’ve shown you my pics, I’d love to see yours. If you have some gardening pics you’d like to send in, email them in, and I’ll publish them.