The survivor rose, Peggy Martin, is famous for spending two weeks completely submerged under sea water after Hurricane Katrina. It lived and grew again. That's a rose with staying power.
In a friend's garden in June a Peggy Martin rose flowers with abundance. Hers is just six years old and looks as if it has been there forever. It is huge.
It's a difficult pink to use with other colors in a mixed border, and it's a rampant climber that needs room. By itself, draped over a big structure, with a view of the blue hills of Connecticut in the far distance, this survivor rose is a stunner.
The rose is breathtaking, but it is the pergola I really want you to notice.
Her husband built it for her 25 years ago. This fall they will celebrate 50 years of marriage with a trip to France, back to the place where they first met.
A marriage of great constancy and a pergola built halfway through the journey, bearing a rose famous for its endurance.