In the street side garden at the front of the house grows the lovely David Austin rose: Charmain. I first saw it when on a garden tour that was sponsored yearly by the wonderful nursery woman, Mary Lou Heard. It was so beautiful that I had to include it in my garden, thus, there are two of them, one at each end of the stone wall, both trained as climbers. It is one of the first and last roses to bloom.
Sadly, this rose has become difficult to find, passed up most likely by the newer David Austin offerings.
It has a lovely fragrance like many of the Austin's and a beautiful, full, elegant flower. This morning I cut a few blooms to bring into the house...they are exquisite; the first of this season.
As you can see they are very happy, full of buds and ready to enchant, accompanied by this little iron ant walking across the top of the wall. He seems to like them too!
Speaking of insects, I found this book at the library, it sounded fascinating. Although I like insects, especially good bugs in the garden I really don't think they will appear in my diet soon.
How about you are you up to a snack of edible insects? Or would you rather enjoy a rose? Of course you could always do both.
Thank you for visiting ~ I hope you have a beautiful day.