Back in Brenham at the Antique Rose Emporium, there’s lots to see.
A Queen butterfly loves it, too.
This bloom was way above my head. It looks like a Datura or Moon Flower. Datura stramonium is commonly called Jimson weed, Stink weed, Loco Weed, Thorn Apple, Angel’s Trumpet, Devil’s Trumpet, Devil’s Snare, Devil’s See, Mad Hatter, etc.
Most of these names are the result of the fact that the plant is poisonous and have huge seed pods that are so prickly you can’t handle them. But when they fall to the ground and decay, the small black seeds fall out and propagate new plants.
To me, the flowers justify growing them.
That area has better soil than we do. I don’t know if Dahlias have a chance in our caliche clay soil and extreme heat.
Very pretty and tempting.
At the back of the meeting room, small vases of heritage roses were displayed. One of the main characteristics of heirloom roses, besides being hardy, is the scent. So this was a chance to smell them and be enticed to buy some bushes.
It was a great couple of days to hear wonderful, knowledgeable speakers that came from long distances and to enjoy the gardens.
“I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.” Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes