Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Garden Treasures

Virginia Dare Rose

I bought this little rose plant 2 years ago while on our yearly vacation to the outer banks at the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. It was tiny then and I waited so long to plant it that I really didn't expect it to survive. But, it hunkered down under the heaving boughs of my Rosemary plant in one of the herb beds and was evidently cozy enough with the mild winter to thrive and quadruple it's size. It's an indigenous species which is probably why it survived. FYI: Virginia Dare was the first English child born on American shores. Check out the website: it's quite beautiful and will just make you feel good.


  1. Beautiful! Are the blackberries coming in???? Miss you guys! <3 Dori

  2. What a great name Virginia Dare! and a beautiful plant. The simple things are so lovely - the little plant that thrives.