Saturday, December 20, 2014

glamis castle

'Glamis Castle' is a rose that I bought on reputation alone. I'd never actually seen the flowers in person, nor smelled it. Some people love the fragrance, some hate it. Passionately. When the first flower bloomed, I took a sniff and got a strong hit of mothball. The new stems that formed also were incredibly thorny. I almost tossed the plant. But because this rose is supposed to tolerate heat, I kept it, in a pot.

I've been moving the pot into the garage at night, so the last few buds have opened up. The fragrance is still odd, but it has lost the mothball fragrance, and is now enjoyable. I like the cupped flower form and soft color. I may just change my mind about 'Glamis Castle'.

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