The first is a grandiflora, medium-tall, upright and bushy, with excellent disease resistance. It's a yellow bloom blushed ruby red, with double, formal flowers that reach up to 5 inches in diameter. Mardi Gras is a floribunda that's yellow-orange and becomes increasingly pink at the finish. At 4 feet tall, it has an upright, well-branched, hedgelike growth habit with semi-glossy dark green leaves. It has a peppery scent.
The South Charleston Museum, TerraSalis and Weber-Green Garden Club will present two new films from Rebecca Frischkorn's 10-part PBS series at 7 p.m. March 8 in the LaBelle Theater. The new GardenStory films "The Garden as Healer: Healing Gardens of David Kamp" and "The Garden as Protector of the Planet: The Missouri Botanical Garden" will be shown.
Admission is a $4 donation to the museum. For more information, call 744-9711.
"How beautiful is the rain!
"After the dust and the heat
"In the broad and fiery street
"In the narrow lane
"How beautiful is the rain!"
- "Rain in Summer,"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sara Busse is a Charleston resident and master gardener. She may be e-mailed at sjbu...@gmail.com.