I only have a minute but have to share because it’s just you and me right now… as I was preparing to get the ginger, garlic, and onions prepped for the carrot, ginger dill soup I caught the sweet scent of roses. Just outside the windows of the kitchen there were 2 roses in bloom. Just those two roses were the source of that sweet, sweet scent.
I’m in the habit of planting scented things near the windows. We don’t have central air in the house and especially on damp mornings, before the sun brings things up to a boil, the scent of lavender, thyme, rosemary, basil and roses waft through the windows.
This is a rose-bush that my friend inspired me to pick up at the Landis Valley Herb Faire, it’s a heritage rose. The name…well, it’s buried near the base of thorn filled stems. I’ll check after I trim back this fall. Even though the worms tried to eat this bud it still bloomed gloriously.
I love to bunch them in a glass to enjoy on the porch with a morning cup of coffee. Head to the Landis Valley Herb Faire for your garden needs. It’s always in May.