It's Outdoor Wednesday again -- a fun time as we go outside and see what Spring has brought. The rains that have fallen on the prairie have been a boon to things growing and if there is a one word description of this week on the prairie -- that word would have to be "green".
Please join Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see what else is outside.
At Linderhof, it is our William Baffin rose. A Canadian rose, it is definitely winter hardy and a good choice for a prairie garden. It can be a climber, as it is at Linderhof, or be trained as more of a shrub rose.
It's a mass of pink as we look out the breakfast room window or look up the drive where it spills over the fence.
Our William Baffin has been with us for 10 years and it has grown in leaps and bounds. So much so that I bought a second one last year and although it has only crept, it should fill out the other side of the fence soon. Although it won't probably ever catch up to it's older brother.
It's pink and has a mild fragrance and I love the way the petals float in the pond this spring.
It's an old fashioned rose which I much prefer. It was a good choice those many years ago when we bought a William Baffin for the gardens at Linderhof.