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.