|'Austrian Copper', Greeley, CO 2008|
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Occasionally the fickle gods smile on the beleaguered gardener and a little serendipity serves to brighten the new day. For me, a moment of surprise that remains fresh in memory is of driving a street in a blighted Colorado neighborhood on a bright Spring day to behold a gorgeous 'Austrian Copper' rose (Rosa foetida bicolor) sitting all alone on a standard street corner, blooming its flaming head off. I'd never encountered 'Austrian Copper' before, but a quick picture was all it took to enable me to identify it later, and thus to search out a source to add it to my own garden.