May 21, 2011
‘Rose de Rescht’
This is the rose that I was taking pictures of when I found the little frog Thursday evening. There are more flowers open now so it's a better picture today than it was then, anyway. This is a little Portland rose called ‘Rose de Rescht’ which was brought to England by Miss Nancy Lindsay from Iran or France (it's so easy to get those confused), before 1900. It's a small shrub (two to three feet at most). I've been growing it in a large pot but I really should find a permanent place for it in the ground.