Memorial Day

New to my garden this year, with petals the color of a warm Texas sunset, is the Laura Bush Floribunda Rose. Generous clusters of dusky orange buds burst open into ruffled, cinnamon-orange blooms with yellow centers.

Jackson & Perkins Nursery representatives worked closely with Mrs. Bush to designate this beautiful rose the Laura Bush Rose. The rose is launched as part of the First Ladies Rose Series and it joins roses named for First Ladies: The apricot colored Nancy Reagan, the coral-pink-and-ivory Barbara Bush and the recently debuted, coral and orange Lady Bird Johnson.

I would like to take a moment to commemorate the U.S. men and women who have died in military service and to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day weekend.