Thursday, April 10, 2008

Souvenir de la Escargot

9 comments:

Nancy J. Bond said...

Stunning -- what a delicate shade of pink.

Annie in Austin said...

Yipes! Look at that S car go!

I've only seen those large-shelled snails once or twice up here, Lori, but some friends in Central Austin have lots of them.

Is this the first bud on 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' to open properly? It's splendid.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

vertie said...

beautiful. I would love your input on the question about roses I just posted. Your roses have inspired me to try to grow one.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

You truly are the gardener of good and evil.

Lori said...

Nancy - Thank you! It's the first bud on that rose to open properly this year, and there are a lot of buds. I just took a look at your blog and it looks fabulous. Your post on dahlias reminded me of my mom, who also grew them when I was little.

Annie - Heehee. I am sad to say that the S cars hold their version of the Indy 500 my garden, and that little snail is maybe a third of the size of most of my snails. I can't grow most succulents very well because they're total snail buffet. And yup, that is indeed the first bud to open properly. My fingers are crossed for the rest, since the bush is absolutely smothered in buds.

Vertie - I just totally spammed your rose post. Be afraid. ;)

Diana said...

How intricate that rose is. Tell us how it smells! I always have to smell them. It's beautiful.

Ki said...

This one looks like it would have a great scent? Very nice, full, lush, flower.

chey said...

So beautiful.Great photo!

Carol said...

Did someone say "Indy 500"? I've heard of that race? I hopey our snails don't move that fast!