Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Fantastic Fragrance With A Bite
Right now a walk to the back garden is enhanced by the fragrance of pasture roses on the wind. The small white flowers have a strong rose scent. Most farmers consider this plant a pest. The bushes grow large and multiply. Getting caught on the sharp curved thorns is a painful experience. Pulling away only increases the pain. You have to push into the bush to release yourself from the thorns to escape with a minimum of damage. This is one plant that won't find a place in the garden. A walk on the wild side is needed to experience the fragrant roses. We just walk downwind and try to avoid the thorns!