The Plant and Garden Expo was held nearby last weekend so on Sunday my beloved and I went for a wander through the displays and sat in for two classes. Mr E was keen to attend the bonsai class and I was excited to learn about roses so we both came away more informed than when we arrived.
The best thing about attending these talks was that the advice given focused on growing in our 'dry tropics' climate. Mr E now knows the best trees to bonsai in Townsville, and I know which roses will thrive year to year. In fact, the gentleman giving the talk about growing roses in the tropics had brought in a beautiful display of blooms from his own garden and offered a rose to anyone who'd like one.
One rose stood out to me, the St Patrick's Rose. He said this one loved our climate and would be perfect to plant if you're new to roses, so as I stood back and waited for the milling crowd to choose a rose to take home I silently prayed the St Patrick's bloom would wait for me.
And it did.
Such a pretty full yellow, I carried it close to my chest, gently keeping it out of harm's way as we completed our walk around the Expo. Half an hour later we were home again and my single yellow rose enjoyed a cool drink from a vase.
I should have taken a photo on Sunday but here it is today (Wednesday) still lovely...
Just as I thought the yellow St Patrick's Rose was the 'pick of the bunch' on Sunday, so too my sixth design for next month's Stitchery Club features someone plucking their own pick of the bunch, but this time it's daisies...
I did however add some roses to the design, my own Rosedaisies to be precise...
(Stitchery Club members will receive the six "picking flowers" September patterns on the 17th. New memberships are open here until Sept. 16th)
What's your favourite flower to pick?