Christopher Marlowe by David Austin has to be my favorite rose in my garden.. The differences in the colors when it opens is spectacular.. I grew up where the roses were huge!! I have become very fond of the English Roses myself.. Their fragrance and ability to resist mildew and black spot make them even better. Their blooms may not be huge, but the bush is usually packed in the spring and fall. This rose is my most abundant producers, in its third year, it has not disappointed.. I also sometimes wonder where the name comes from.. Anyone know?
As for the weekend, it was another wild one at work, hence the no posts.. I had to choose sleep vs. blogging and the sleeping won out.. Working til 4-5am sure messes up an sleep schedule one could have.. The good news, it rained a good amount over the weekend, so I really didn't miss out on any gardening..