The rose gardens

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Monday evening, Drake and I visited the International Rose Test Garden here in Portland. It was pretty marvelous.

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Bold move for someone who is allergic to… all nature? Something like that.

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This one was very tiny and cute. I think it was named after a pepper — jalepeno something?

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I’m trying to find an exact number on how many varieties are in the test gardens – I’m sure it’s in the hundreds. All of the different colors were amazing. I wish I’d photographed some of the purple varieties. I’ll definitely be returning this summer.


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