Once a year for 2 weeks only, we have these unbelievable bright pink roses that grow up the sides of our house, up the front, in the back and up around the roof! They really are a sight to see.
The variety is called Zephirine Drouhin. They are an antique, thornless, climbing rose from 1868. The aroma is intoxicating and they really are show stoppers. They are the pride and joy in our spring garden.
The only bad thing about them is there is only a 2 week window in which they bloom. They are a once a season bloom only. I have to wait till next Memorial Day for them to open again. We appreciate the time we have with them.
Every year we invite friends to eat in the backyard with the roses. It feels like you are in an English garden. The knockwurst really didn't match the beauty of the flowers, but so what, they were mighty tasty!
~ Manchego wrapped with Boquerones (white marinated anchovies)
~ Asparagus and Speck with a Mustard Cream Sauce
~ Ravioli Salad w/ Spring Peas, Asparagus & Haricot Vert w/a Pesto Vinaigrette
~ Grilled Chicken Kabobs w/ Cherry Tomatoes & Skewered Vegetables
~ Knockwurst on Buns!