The skies were overcast all day, but the lighting was perfect for photos at the Lyndale Park Rose Garden, located on the northeast side of Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. The garden became an official All America Rose Selections (AARS) test rose garden in 1946, and is a sanctuary of beauty on the south side of the city.
The park consists of 1.5 acres of roses, perennials, and annuals, as well as a Peace Rock Garden adjacent to the rose garden. There were tea roses, hybrid roses, and shrub roses of all colors and sizes. I didn’t take the time to write down all the names, but quickly filled up the memory card on my camera, (if I hadn’t we may still be there).
The Lyndale Park Rose Garden is the second oldest public rose garden in the US and at the peak of the season sometimes contains 60,000 blooms. It was constructed in 1907. It’s the home to 4,000 plants and 250 different species.
There was no shortage of bees to pollinate the thousands of buds in the gardens.
Love this saying . . .