This is the rose, "Laura Bush".
Being a gardener, I am having 'blossom withdrawal' lately. I have been to several towns around us, looking for bedding plants, or something with a bloom on it, to put in my yard, and 'tide me over', until things start to bloom here.
I have been unable to find anything, until today!
I looked for an "Easy Living" rose, with no success. I finally found an orange rose, "Laura Bush", and it is a beauty!
Also, I purchased four 6-packs of Dusty Miller. I always have loved it, with the velvet grey/green leaves. I didn't know for years that it would bloom, but it does! It is a biennial, and waits to bloom in it's second year, a pretty little yellow bloom. Mine are not blooming, but I am satisfied with the foliage.
I found tall RED snapdragons in bud, and white alyssum, blooming! I couldn't resist, I have them living in my flowerbeds now!I am going to have RED and white for Valentines day!
I was so happy to be in my own flowerbeds. I have one more day to work at the Extension office, getting our award nominations sent off, then I am going to be a homebody. I am going to stay home and take care of MY gardens.
I have made a lot of progress already. Progress is good.