A trip to the Garden's on a Sunday afternoon after church is probably one of my favorite things to do. You can take a leisurely walk or ride a free tram around the Garden. The last couple of weeks we haven't made it much further than the Rose Garden (near the front of the Garden) I start taking photos and before I know it we've been there two hours and it's time to go home.
The Garden is a peaceful place for us. It's a place to slow down, it a place you sit for hours, if that's what you want to do. I've been known to sit a spell and take all the beauty in, not for hours but for a good long time. You can do a lot of thinking in the Garden's.
The roses are just about done now, but the Perennial Garden is just coming into bloom. That's the nice thing about the Garden, something is always in bloom.
I have roses in my garden too. I'm not great at growing roses but I try. Roses can be kind of fussy and mine always seem to get black spot or mildew. The rose below is blooming in my garden and is called Coretta Scott King. I found it at the Garden Center at the end of last summer, it looked pretty pitiful then and needed rescuing. I didn't really know what it was going to look like when it bloomed, but like the two toned colors, I hope it does well this summer. We will start to have Japanese Beetles soon, the roses will be covered, so now is the time to enjoy the blooms. Anything pretty blooming where you are?