Eclectic, quirky, and sometimes edgy…this is how things look from my front porch.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Flowers from the Cottage Garden

Okay, so I'm driving to Washington DC to do something amazingly cool today which I will share with you after I'm all finished.  I'm afraid that I'll lose my blogging mojo if I miss a day, so I'm leaving you with this bouquet from the cottage garden.  The orange flowers are called pleurisy root, believed to be helpful for that condition if brewed in a tea.  I think pleurisy is an old-fashioned name for pneumonia.  The red rose in the back is a very old variety with the most wonderful smell. I believe these roses are original to 256 Constitution, which celebrated its 92 birthday yesterday.  How do I know? The date is inscribed in the foundation.

1 comment:

Debra said...

Happy birthday to 256! And I can't wait to hear about your trip. :) Blessings, Debra (Oh, and I loved the mention of my old blue bike in one of your posts below!!)