The rose comes with a survival story. This is an old, well-established rose and that's the only reason it survived the neglect it suffered for several years before I bought the house.
It was being strangled byCampanula (Bellflower) on one side and Bearded Iris on the other. I've been spoiling it for a few months and it's come back to strength and glory. I thought it deserved a victory lap.
|"Fourth of July Rose," watercolor & gouache in a Moleskin sketchbook|
|Plant studies, pen & ink|