Roses and Iris, Too

Though the Rhododendron Garden is definitely my favorite garden at Pt. Defiance Park, particularly this time of year, I find it nearly impossible to drive by the Rose Garden without checking out what is in bloom. As it turns out, not much, though there are a few early roses now.

I’m not really sure I like this red rose, but I was fascinated by the black edges.

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If red roses are the most popular rose, at least in poetry, then pink roses can’t be far behind.

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My particular favorites, though, tend to toward the orange tones.

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The poor little iris garden isn’t even gated off and sits on the other side of the road, but the flowers can still hold their own this time of year whether they’re royal purple

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or royal gold.

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Pt. Defiance Park is my own little empire.

What do you think?