The thick, heavy white envelope arrived in my mailbox and I knew exactly what it was–the new David Austin rose catalog for spring. My day immediately improved and I couldn’t wait to sit down and pore over it’s glossy pages filled with gorgeous, rose flavored eye candy. (My mother laughed when I told her I wanted to lick the pages but I wasn’t kidding.) Boy was I surprised to find there was an envelope tucked inside with rose dollars!! A gift to me from my family who know me all too well. So now I need your help because these gift certificates are burning a hole in my pocket. Which roses should I choose? Do you have a favorite Austin? I am only certain about one of them, ‘Wisley 2008’ and I’m also strongly leaning towards ‘Teasing Georgia’ but I can be dissuaded. Please give me your suggestions…keeping in mind that blackspot is the bane of our existence here. So, is there anything better than rose shopping? Yes there is: GUILT FREE rose shopping!
PS: In case you’re interested, here is a list of the roses we already have and I also want to mention that if you are sending a David Austin gift certificate to someone, warn them that they should check the inside of the catalog because I almost didn’t see it tucked in there!