There was a fund raiser at the LSUS campus. While there I noticed these interesting sculptures.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
|The Gardens of the American Rose Center - Home of the American Rose Society sign (4-27-12)|
It is one of the most of the prettiest places I've ever seen. I've written about it before (American-rose-society-home-garden ) But its always changing and things are moved around so it well worth going back and seeing many times.
Two weekends ago my son went there to help out a friend of his get engaged. The friend wanted it to be a total surprise for his soon to be fiance and he wanted to make is so they would never forget it. He planned it like it was a group of them just going to spend the day there by him inviting a bunch of his friends to come along so she wouldn't suspect anything. The friend asked my son to take pictures and so my son borrowed the camera. When he got home I had to help him with downloading some of it and of course I was curious as to whether the girl accepted or not.
I was surprised to see how in full bloom everything was in his pictures. I realized I had to get there soon or else it would be a while before they would be looking so pretty again. I've been trying to get away with today finally being the day.
What also made me want to go is twice I've had people find my blog by searching for the Shreveport Rose. I knew the Rose Society had a whole bed of them and was determine to get some pictures of them with the labels so they could see how they change colors with age.
|A bed of Shreveport Roses @ Gardens of the American Rose Center|
|A sign about the Shreveport Rose|
|Shreveport Rose bush|
|Shreveport Rose bud|
|Shreveport Rose bud|
One of the things I really like about the place is most of the roses are labeled so you know what you are looking at.
|Fragrant Cloud Rose|
|Hot Cocoa Rose|
|Windsounds Carillon Tower|
|Durham Japanese Teahouse|
|The Danielsen wishing well|
Archie & Edalee Brandt Memorial Garden
|Archie & Edalee Brandt Memorial Garden, different view of the sculpture|
|Europeana Roses around Archie Edalee Brand Memorial Garden|
|pathway to the chapel|
|The Hardtner Chapel|
|The Thigpen-Herold Administration building|
Some of the beds were just so pretty like these.
One of the many beds in full bloom at the Gardens of the American Rose Cemter
|Hollyhocks growing in between a rose bush|
But not all of the roses were in bloom. That's the beauty of the place they have it so there is something blooming most of the time. I thought it was ironic that at the first bed that I saw of 'Love' it was not in bloom. And then I started to notice other beds not blooming such as 'Quiet Place', 'Strike it Rich', 'Desert Peace' and 'Secret'. I guess 'Secret' is just going have to be a secret to me for a little bit longer. Here's 'Strike it Rich' not in bloom - (ah - I wonder if its trying to tell me something. )
|A row of Secret rose bushes with no Roses on them|
|Love Rose at the Gardens of the American Rose Center|
|'Love' Rose stems|
Here are just a few that turned out ok and I was able to download.
|Marilyn Monroe Rose|
|Julia Child Rose|
|Gene Boerner Rose|
|St Patrick Rose|
|Joan of Arc Rose|
And finally in memory of Dick Clark. I was surprised to see he had a rose named for him.
|Dick Clark Rose|
I Muse: I wonder if they are going to plant a Dick Clark Rose bush on his grave?