A rose for my father's memory and other's

carla17(Z7 NC)July 6, 2007

I couldn't pick an appropriate rose for my father but I hope this one will do. It seems like forever that he's been gone.

For everyone who's lost their father, a tribute.

I miss you daddy! I tried to resize, sorry it's so large.

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sammy zone 7 Tulsa

What is the name of the rose, Carla? Did you father inspire you to work in the garden?


    Bookmark   July 6, 2007 at 12:44PM
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Is this a Double Delight? It does look like it (or maybe Cherry Parfait). DD was my dad's favorite rose, and I grow several in my yard to remind me of him. He loved his roses, although they never did very well for him. He didn't have time as a farmer to properly care for them, and when his health forced him to quit farming, he also couldn't really care for them either. He only lasted a year or so after he had to retire at the ripe old age of 78. Gone now a little more than 10 years - there are times I still think "Gee, I should ask Daddy about that". I miss him, too.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 1:15AM
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meredith_e Z7b, Piedmont of NC, 1000' elevation

It's beautiful, Carla. I'm sorry that your dad is gone. I miss my mother terribly. Her birthday and mother's day are close together so mother's day is hard. Your tribute is very nice.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 8:26AM
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nice thoughts on missing loved ones... my dad died in the 80's and I honestly can't say I miss him. he was a SOB, but sometimes I miss what he could have been...

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 9:17AM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

The rose is Cherry Parfait. I feel robbed of time with him but what can you say.
Sammy, no, my father is not why I garden. I just wanted to remember him somehow.


    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 9:21AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Carla you have my sympathy it hurt so when you want to talk to them and they are not there...I hope you are feeling better.

I have my Mom and Dad's wedding picture and I put a vase of roses by it constantly. They both just wanted to be remembered every once in a while. I think they would like the flowers. Now I'll go cry.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2007 at 2:04PM
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