We can all hear Juliet’s famous words:
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;”

Perhaps a rose is a rose, but around here we use proper names! We refer to our roses as if they were the old ladies of the neighborhood. I say old because many are antique hybrids. This is Cecile Brunner (1881), — antique polyantha nicknamed the Sweetheart Rose. She is long lived and healthy, tolerates poor soil and part shade.

Starting tomorrow I will have a 72 hour flower sale for Valentines. I will give you the details tomorrow at 10am. If you would like to buy a flower for someone you love: your spouse, mom, sister, grandmother, or best friend, there will be a dozen to choose from. Each flower will be $100 with free shipping in the US, beautifully packaged – complete with a gift message of your choice.

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