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Rose Season on the Bridge of Flowers

When I crossed the Bridge of Flowers the other day I was surprised by the number of roses – now in glorious bloom. I did not remember there were so many.  There are pink roses . . .

and red roses . . .

and pale pink roses . . .

and yellow roses.  There are many shades of pink and red roses, and white roses and  . . .

peachy apricot roses, a particular favorite color of mine.  Unfortunately, I do not have the names of these roses and I am going to have to search for the name labels. Most of the plants on the Bridge are labeled, but the growth is so lush right now that I couldn’t find them. I will go back.

Of course there are many more flowers than just roses. Pink poppies . . .

and pink astilbe. I think this is ‘Rhineland.’  Spring certainly is a pink season – or maybe pink  is what I particularly notice. I don’t trust myself.  The Bridge does have yellow daisies, and purple foxgloves and iris and many more flowers including . .

the flowers of our heart – children.  The kindergarten class was visiting the Bridge to learn a little about plants and to decide where to plant some coleus. They were told coleus like shade, and given a plant to put in a pretty spot.

This boy and girl were very happy with their choices, and one little girl is still fine tuning the location for her plant. I didn’t even see her there when I took the photo. The Bridge is a joy for the whole community. If you go to the Bridge of Flowers website you will find out how you can become a Friend of the Bridge. We all need friends in this life.

5 comments to Rose Season on the Bridge of Flowers

  • Thanks for this beautiful post Pat! I need to get over to the Falls soon. Gorgeous blooms and those children are darling. I never knew that children helped in the plantings there. ;>)

  • Pat

    Carol – Yes, there are a couple of programs involving children. After the kindergarteners came fifth graders arrived to plant some annuals. We like to get everyone gardening and learning to love and care for flowers.

  • I’ve not seen astilabe for ages!! Love that plant. And the poppies are wonderful too! Nice pics!!

  • Pat

    Julia – Thanks for the kind words. As for the flowers on the Bridge they are all in such beautiful condition. We owe a lot to Carol Delorenzo, our head gardener and all the volunteers.

  • Hi, Thanks for sharing your pictures of the roses! I’ve never visited “The Bridge of Flowers”, although I have heard of it! Now that I know that Roses are included in the plantings, I will go for sure! I will take lots of photos and include them here: http://www.allaboutrosegardening.com/Pictures-Of-Gardens.html

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