My husband is a hopeless romantic, did I ever tell you that? When we had been together for 3 months he told me I would have a surprise delivered the next day, a 3 month anniversary present.
I don’t deal very well with surprises…call me a control freak if you will, but I just don’t! So I pestered him for a clue.
His clue was: ‘brown wind’. Now I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sound very pleasant to me :-S sp I searched google (not a good idea) and then tried to think of different words for brown and wind and what that might mean.
This beautiful Rose bush, Tan-Gust (see what he did there?) was delivered the next day.
It was named a second time after Rachel-de-Thame and became known in our family as the Rachel rose.
This heartfelt gift has moved gardens 3 times since then and continues to give a beautiful smell and the most glorious flowers.
Though the flowers begin as small, dark pink-coral buds and grow to beautiful blousey flowers that once fully opened, could be mistaken for peonies.
I love it. It was the perfect gift then and is the perfect reminder now of a relationship just beginning. Thank you Phill. x