I have always liked roses. There is simply elegance and beauty in them that is hard to beat. This spring I looked into my mom’s garden and found out that the winter had claimed its toll. Everything looked black and dead. During the winter we did not have much snow which would have protected and covered the delegate flowers. First frost came when there was no snow in the ground and the end result was destruction and death.
Living up here in the north makes it a bit challenging to grow roses. There are only few spices that make it year after year. Mothers’ day was coming and I started my search for a perfect rose.
If the rose had been for me selecting the color would have been an easy task. When it comes to roses I simply adore red. It has always been my favorite color among flowers. But this was going to be a gift and I had to abandon my obsession for red. Luckily I know my mom. It had to be pink or purple. Those are the colors for her and there is no doubt in my mind or hers.
I could spend hours and hours in the Internet looking and reading about plants. The usual end result is that I find a dozen plants I want to try and buy. Unfortunately this time was not an exception. After I had selected ten different roses I decided that it is time for a break. In the next morning I viewed the results and knew that I had found the one I was searching.
Pink Peace, what a name for a rose. Pink Peace Hybrid Tea Rose is bread from the Peace Rose. A promise of large flowers was simply too tempting. And what a flowers they were! When the first bloom opened it was the size of my palm and simply perfect. From my mother’s face I could see that I had made the right choice.
But my choice is a risky one. Not sure that we can enjoy the beauty next year. The winter might just be too much for our precious. I guess we just need to wait for the next spring to find out. And I need to prepare myself for a new search for a perfect rose.
PS. I bought the rose from viherpeukalot.fi. The plants came quickly, were vigorous and healthy. In other words I was happy with my choice of provider.