Sunday, July 09, 2006

And finally, the rose

'Pegasus' is a David Austin rose. It does horribly here on Tiger Mountain, sometimes losing 90% of its leaves to black spot and going into sulks over the least extreme of temperature and humidity. It's useless as a cut flower and not particularly attractive as a shrub. The fragrance is slight. In short, it lacks just about everything I expect from a rose. But on its good days, like this one, I can forgive every shortcoming.


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