Love Shared!


“Dulce Maria”

What better way to express your love for a friend than to share flowers from your garden? My good gardening friend and fellow Urban Fantasy reader, Felix, gave me a rooted cutting of a rose he received as an unidentified cutting from a relative, and now it is growing in my garden. It’s still a small plant, but it produces really big, sweet-scented flowers that are a wonderful shade of coral pink. That is an over-sized mug next to the rose, so you can see how large it is. I love this rose, and I think of Felix, my generous friend, every time the rose blooms! Starting my day with a rose and a cup of Earl Grey tea is my idea of heaven!

And just look at how truly beautiful the bloom is! If anyone recognizes the real name of this rose, which Felix calls Dulce Maria (or Sweet Maria), please let me know. I will still think of it as Dulce Maria, of course, but it would be nice to know how to find another one, should I ever want to add more to my garden. 


11 thoughts on “Love Shared!

  1. Looks great ! I’m so glad, she’s doing so good. If you want more, I can always root more for you. This rose is very easy to root.


  2. Thanks, Felix. It is a beautiful rose, for sure. My problem is “own root” roses don’t seem to live long in my garden. Even Louis Philippe croaked on me after a mere year and a half. I had to go and find it grafted. So I’m thinking ahead to when I MIGHT lose Dulce Maria, just in case. But if I can’t find it grafted (if I need to), I will certainly come begging for another rooted cutting. I just love it!

    Is it raining at your house? We are being drowned. I had to cancel my weekend with Tabitha, thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea, but we will do it in two weeks, if the weather cooperates by then.


    • It has been pouring over here, too.
      You know, I have “Dr. Doolittle” rose witch is use in grafting. Maybe I should try grafting “Dulce Maria” unto “Dr. Doolittle’s” root. It should be fun. I’ll let you know if I find success.

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  3. I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please check out the procedure for accepting the award. I enjoy your blog and wish you continued success.I look forward to reading your posts. Love gardens although mine has been invaded by cicadas this year. Check out some of the pictures of flowers I have posted. They are beautiful. Your roses are gorgeous.


    • Thank you so much, Poemattic! (I had to say that out loud before I figured out it was NOT like some crazy guy on TV, smashing poems with a sledge hammer! Hahahaha. A Poem ATTIC is a much nicer idea! Blame my old eyes!!)

      I really appreciate your nominating me, and I will check out the specifics tomorrow, for sure. I’m so glad you enjoy this blog, though I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like the last few weeks. I’ve been swamped, but I’m slowly catching up. Hope you’ll check my other blog, too: Bookin’ It. Doing summer poetry over there, right now.

      I’m very grateful for your kind words and your nomination. Thanks again!


  4. I found your blog this morning and think it is so lovely as is this post. I would love to use your photo in a post about my daughter Maria, she is 5 and a half and is my ‘sweet Maria’. I would credit it to you and link it back to your post. Please let me know if this is ok. 🙂


    • Hi, MMMMM! So nice to mmmmmeet you! 😀 Yes, you may use my photo of Dulce Maria for your post about your own Sweet Maria. Thanks for asking, because not all of the photos on my blog belong to me, so checking is good. And linking back would be very much appreciated. But mostly, it would be nice to think my photo helped make your little one’s post more interesting, and might bring a smile to her face. I stopped by your blog earlier, so I know you have trying times going on. I love how you still look for the positive things in life, and try to bring as much joy to your family as you can. Wonderful!

      Hope you’ll stop by often, though I’m a bit behind on both of my blogs right now, as I’m busy finishing up my first novel. I’ll get caught up soon, though.

      Have a great day! And enjoy your own Dulce Maria!


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