Another unexpected pleasure was the lush Rose Garden at Point Defiance Park. You're thinking, of course you should have expected to like a rose garden, they're pretty, but the unexpected fun was seeing the names assigned to each kind of bloom. Shakespeare says a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but maybe he would not have thought so if he had seen some of the names of these blooms.
Some names were perfectly apt. This bright and jazzy beauty is Brass Band.
This neon orange/gold winner has the perfect name. After seeing it, I can't imagine it called anything else.
Just before I checked the name of this lush and curvy beauty, Hubby told me he thought it had a beautiful shape.
I kid you not.
This light yellow is something I'd like to see every morning.
The Namers of the Rose are not above a pun, as Scent from Above for a tall climber and Scentimental for a baby pink sweetie prove.
Mostly, I was impressed by how well the qualities of the flower were captured in the name.
Writers, what are your thoughts when you name a character? Gardeners, do you know the name of your favorite bloom?