It's official. I'm a rosarian! I went to a lecture on roses at Telly's Greenhouse in Troy and their resident rose expert let us in on a secret. Anyone who grows more than one rose can be called a rosarian! One online definition is even more generous, you need only be fond of roses to earn the title.
In reality, I probably actually am what you would imagine a rosarian to be. I've had a rose garden for almost twenty years and I currently have 18 rose bushes in my garden getting ready to put on a show in June. I've even travelled to "the mothership." I went on a pilgrimage to David Austin's Shropshire Rose Garden and Nursery in northern England. Remember?
I can't help it! Even though roses require quite a bit of care, in my book, no flower gives me more delight. I love their magnificent colors, shapes and scents. And I particularly love the abundance of blooms I get all Summer from each plant.
Are you a rosarian?