“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden
Several years ago, J and his brothers gave this statue to Sacred Heart Church in memory of their parents and brother.
These beautiful Pope John Paul II roses are at the base of the statue. The roses are so vibrant they are easily visible from the highway. The fragrance is wonderful. They actually smell like a rose.
I would love to have one of these roses.
More info may be found at *Jackson Perkins.
The photos for this post are from the original Back Porch Musings (Blogger) September 2008.
I am an optimist!
“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose”
Our thoughts are with people to the east of us.
Sending our prayers.
*A Note About Jackson Perkins
Scribbler mentioned the possibility that JP may have been bought out by Weeks. Weeks is a wholesale business and does not sell to consumers. I would like to know where to find Pope John Paul II roses retail.
Thank in advance for info.