Christmas is passing, but a pink Geranium is giving me a lovely little flower. I do not understand why none of my other geraniums are blooming, but I am happy to admire this one.
Since I only have one blossom in my room, I can also enjoy flowers that show off in my books. Of course I would show off the books about roses, but I have gathered lots of other good books as well. In addition there are a few very thin books of different types. Ancient Legends of the Twelve Birth Flowers is one book that writes about Carnation, Violet, Jonquil, Sweet Pea, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Larkspur, Gladiolus, Aster, Calendula, Chrysanthemum and Narcissus. This little book gives very sweet stories.
Two other thin books are a Handbook of Roses about David Austin roses – which means a lot of beautiful roses of every color, size and fragrance. The final little book on my shelf is the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens which has a lot to teach me – planting, pruning, arranging, rose diseases, winter protection – and more. I am lucky to have these books, and others, that I’ve collected for my own pleasures.