Human Flower Project
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Trailed by Roses
Georgia Silvera Seamans hasn’t sought out roses, but they’ve been quietly accompanying her since childhood. Where will the next rose-companion turn up?
A volunteer works in the flower beds “Tuesdays with Roses” at Kelleher Rose Garden 2011, Boston
Photo: Kelleher Rose Garden
Whenever I think about the plants I would like in a garden, roses never make my short list. Yet, roses have been a meaningful feature of many gardens and yards in my life.
My mother tended roses in our yard in Jamaica. The roses, I recall, were deep red and grew among the croton hedge. This area of the front yard often served as the backdrop for family photographs.