I went on an adventure yesterday!
Every once in a while, I think about a rose that had a most amazing scent. The variety name is Jardins de Bagatelle. On Friday, I happened to do an internet search, and there happened to be these very roses available near someplace called Fillmore, CA. I searched for it, and it was only an hour and a half away! Yay! I went to get it. In the picture below, the blue dot in the upper left corner shows where I was.
The area around the nursery was agricultural. Lots of orange trees. It was so interesting:
The nursery itself was so cool. SO many roses! Wow! The only trouble was that it was a cool day, so the fragrance of the roses was a little blunted.
They had beautiful display gardens. There was even a pond! I will have a pond again some day. Some day…
There were many beautiful roses. This one was so dark!
There were also some interesting signs in the garden. I haven’t thought about this for many years. There was no such thing on Maui.
I drove home on the Pacific Coast Highway. Even though it was an overcast day, it was beautiful.
When I got home, I set the roses in the planter in front of my house. Yes, roses plural. Once I smelled such wonderful smelling roses, I had to get more. Besides my Jardins de Bagatelle, I also got April in Paris and Pope John Paul II.
The Jardins wasn’t blooming, so I couldn’t smell it. I’m glad I got some backups though, because last night I was looking on Bradaptation and found THIS post, where I say I found the variety a second time and wasn’t impressed. Ack!