I was going to call this post Abraham and the drunken sailors, but decided to go with a less catchy title. I'm just loving my new rose 'Abraham Darby'. I have to say that it was my oldest daughter that convinced me that this was the rose to buy.
We had several lined up, and really I had been wanting a yellow rose. She insisted that this was the one. She was right.
Here it is with the drunken sailors. I found online that Red Valerian (centranthus ruber) is also called Drunken Sailor.
I'm wondering where that name came from? Is it because it tends to flop over once in awhile? Anyway, I still like it and I think the two of them look very pretty together.
My friends took me out for an early birthday breakfast this past week (my birthday isn't until the end of the month) and all went in a gift card for my favorite nursery.
I'm taking Sweet Pea with me to help me choose another rose today.